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Document ID (ISN)110698
CIS number 10-0155
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2010
Convention or series no. 16-048-B-15
Author(s) Testud F.
Title Carbon dioxide
Original title Doixyde de carbone [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2010, No.167, 5p. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract While carbon dioxide (CO2) is harmless at low concentrations, its build-up in confined spaces is highly dangerous. Together with the often concomitant effects of anoxia, it then causes severe poisoning with a high mortality rate. Work in vats during fermentation processes and the sublimation of dry ice are two situations presenting the highest risks. On the other hand, CO2 is devoid of long-term health effects.
Descriptors (primary) carbon dioxide; toxicology; health hazards; risk factors; poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) dry ice; toxic substances; fermentation; work in confined spaces; hypoxia; encyclopaedia
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Risk evaluation
Carbon dioxide
Confined spaces