Analox Sensor Technology has recently published an article regarding the dangers of CO2, how important early detection is to keep you safe and how increased levels of carbon dioxide affect your body.
The company has over 35 years’ experience in providing niche and custom gas detection solutions to multiple industries.
Carbon dioxide gas (CO2) occurs naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere - it is colourless, odourless and non-flammable, which makes it hard to detect – this is why CO2 monitors are so important.
Used in a variety of industries, carbon dioxide can also be generated by certain products.Usually, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is harmless, but an increase of levels of the gas in a working or home environment can have serious health effects.
But How Does CO2 Affect Me?
The effects of CO2 on the body at different %Volume (at atmospheric pressure) are listed in the article:1:
Unnoticeable increase in breathing rate.2:
Breathing deepens, rate increases to twice the normal. Continued exposure may cause headaches and exhaustion.3:
Breathing becomes intensive, rate increases to twice the normal. The ability to hear is reduced, with an increase in blood pressure, pulse and heachaches.4-5:
Breathing becomes intensive, rate increases to twice the normal with headaches. Signs of intoxication develop with a slight choking feeling.5-10:
A pungent smell becomes noticeable, with breathing continuing to rise in intensively. Headache, sight issues, ringing in the ears and confusion. Usually leads to loss of consciousness within minutes.10-100:
Loss of consciousness is more rapid, with a risk of death from respiratory failure. Danger to life increased with concentrations, regardless of oxygen depletion. Concentrations 20-30% above are immediately life threatening.
Other effects can be: Drowsiness, Reduced hearing, Mild narcosis, Increased heart rate and blood pressure, Headache, Shortness of breath, among others. Read the Article in Full!
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