FDA says products with liquid nitrogen are dangerous


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Food and Drug Administration has put out an alert to consumers to stop ingesting and handling products prepared with liquid nitrogen.

These products are often marketed under the names "Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and other similar names, according to the FDA.

Liquid nitrogen can cause severe damage to skin and internal organs.

"Inhaling the vapor released by a food or drink prepared by adding liquid nitrogen ... may also cause breathing difficulty, especially among individuals with asthma," the FDA writes.

Consumers should avoid eating, drinking or even handling these types of products.

Anyone who has suffered an injury from these products should consult their healthcare professional and consider reporting the injury to MedWatch.