|Document ID (ISN)||110698|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Doixyde de carbone [in French]|
||2nd quarter 2010, No.167, 5p. Illus. 22 ref.
||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.
||carbon dioxide; toxicology; health hazards; risk factors; poisoning
||dry ice; toxic substances; fermentation; work in confined spaces; hypoxia; encyclopaedia
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)