ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)77277
CIS number 01-1475
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Louis F., Guez M., Le Bâcle C.
Title Poisoning from carbon dioxide inhalation
Original title Intoxication par inhalation de dioxyde de carbone [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1999, No.79, p.179-194. 52 ref.
Abstract A case of collective carbon dioxide (CO2) poisoning which occurred in a fast-food restaurant in the Seine-Saint-Denis department of France (near Paris) provides an opportunity to restate the importance of remaining vigilant with respect to this hazard. Indeed, ignorance of this hazard may prove to be fatal to exposed persons, while the conditions under which this colourless and odourless gas is produced or used in occupational settings have been known for a long time. Contents include: toxicity of CO2; sources of exposure; descriptions of CO2 poisonings; preventing the CO2 exposure risk.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; inhalation; carbon dioxide; restaurants
Descriptors (secondary) protection against leakage; threshold limit values; waiters, waitresses and bartenders; arrhythmia; carbonated beverages; dyspnoea; inspection; gas cylinders; vertigo; paraesthesia; accident descriptions; leakage; neuropsychic effects; amblyopia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Carbon dioxide
Hotels and restaurants