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EmilGoldman Hello, My son recently informed me that he and many other kids at his school are "huffing farts". What are the dangers of such a substance? Should I put him in inpatient rehab? PS he also said "huffing farts" is "the theodest" - what does that mean? Should I be concerned? Your concern is understandable. I don't know that your son needs inpatient treatment for using his or his friend's flatulance as an inhalant, but he should be made aware that flatus (farting) does emit gasses, including carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide (the substance thought to be primarily responsible for the stench) and even methane. There is *no* type of safe inhalant. Here is a website for more general info re: flatulance: http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/fart.html With regard to theodicy (if that's what your son was referring to), the "merriam-webster dictionary" defines the term as "defense of The Lord's goodness and omnipotence in view of the existence of evil." Pertaining to huffing, my friend actually has a severe Brain Injury from inhalant use at the age of 12, now in her 30s. The chemicals in products used for huffing are actual POISONS that were never meant to go through the bloodstream.