Nitrogen

 

 

Nitrogen, which cannot be detected by smell, is frequently used for purging tanks because it has inert (non-reactive, non-flammable) properties.

However, in high concentrations, nitrogen can belethal because it displaces oxygen in the body.

When oxygen levels in the body decrease, the brain triggers the breathing rate to increase. This causes a further build-up of nitrogen in the body.

When oxygen levels fall to 4-6 percent, the victims fall into a coma in less than 40 seconds. Once this happens, chances of survival are minimal.

Posted on 13 August 2011, in TAHUKAH ANDA? and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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