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bath salts

(băth, bäth)
pl.n.
1. A crystalline, often scented substance that is added to bathwater to improve lathering and soften the skin.
2. Any of several drugs composed of synthetic cathinones, used as stimulants and usually packaged as cosmetics or household products.

bath salts

1. Any of several water-soluble inorganic crystalline compounds, such as Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), or table salt (sodium chloride), usually colored and scented, and designed to be added to a bath. The salts soften the bathwater and purportedly improve cleaning and enhance the bathing experience.
2. Methylenedioxypyrovalerone.
See also: salt
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San Francisco Bath Salt Company is concerned that all the media reports about the growing drug problem with 'bath salts' will create an unwarranted fear that all bath salts are dangerous.
Though the name would otherwise suggest, bath salt drug users typically inhale or snort the products," says Dr.
The bath salts manufactured and sold by SFBSC contain only natural sea salt enhanced with other quality ingredients such as essential oils and natural fragrances.
has quickly become an advisor to the media in helping understand the differences between real bath salts and the street drugs.
8220;Our company has always supplied only true bath salts to enhance the bathing experience - never any products that could be misused or taken to product a high - and we will continue to provide the highest quality, safest bath salts made with natural sea salt available,” says Williamson, “However, with all the recent news headlines stating the dangers of using 'bath salts,' which incidentally couldn't be further from what their name implies, we welcome this ban for the public's safety.
Typically sold as a powder, bath salts produce feelings of euphoria and alertness similar to the effects of amphetamines and cocaine, but some chemical forms are even more powerful.
Differentiation of Datura stramonium poisoning and bath salt intoxication Diagnostic features Pharmacologic Treatment Flushing (Red as a beet) Dry skin (Dry as a bone) Mydriasis (Blind as a bat) Psychosis Gastric lavage (Mad as a hatter) Activated charcoal Hyperthermia Physostigmine (Hot as hades) (severe cases) Hypertension Benzodiazepines Datura stramonium Tachycardia for severe Reduced GI agitation.
Poison control centers applaud DEA's ban of bath salts.
Wednesday was crystals day, and while the younger children made bath salts, those ages seven to 10 did a more involved rock candy project.
Bath salts refer to a group of hallucinogens that contains various cathinone-like chemicals.
Last year, there were 6,959 calls related to synthetic marijuana and 6,138 calls about bath salts, compared with 2,906 and 304 calls, respectively in 2010, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Initially marketed as "legal highs," the two most common bath salt variants were banned in 2011.