Can Home Made Chloroform Cause Unconsciousness?


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Chloroform is an organic compound with many uses. In the past, it has been used as a general anesthetic. It has also been used on Teflon products, and in refrigerators and freezers, although this practice is being phased out as the dangers of using chloroform are becoming more widely acknowledged. Today, chloroform is used in dyes, pesticides, solvents, and even in pharmaceuticals. It has also been used to cause temporary unconsciousness, or "to knock people out", if administered correctly.

Although chloroform was widely used as an anesthetic, it has now been replaced by ether. This is because chloroform, even in small doses, can be fatal. The inhalation of chloroform causes the suppression of the central nervous system, and can result in headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and problems with breathing, the liver and the kidneys. In animals, over-exposure to chloroform has also been found to induce miscarriages.

Chloroform can still be purchased from some chemists and online. These versions of chloroform are usually much, much safer than homemade chloroform, as legitimate producers and retailers of chloroform should have some kind of quality control, minimizing the risk of using chloroform. However, buying chloroform online can be a risky endeavor, as if you unknowingly use an illegitimate site to provide you with chloroform, the product you receive could be hazardous and potentially lethal.

The same risks apply when making your own chloroform. Although there are a wide range of recipes and formulas for making your own chloroform available on the internet, the risks of making your own chloroform are high. Not only could the process of making the chloroform be potentially deadly, but using homemade chloroform in any way could also be life-threatening.

In short: Yes, homemade chloroform can be used to cause unconsciousness. However, we strongly advise that you do not make your own chloroform. We also do not recommend that you use chloroform of any kind to cause unconsciousness.
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Anonymous answered
Yes. If the correct formula is administered then all forms of chloroform can cause swooning and fainting to whomever drinks or receives the chloroform.

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