WARNING: CO2-related Death

Discussion in 'Altitude, Bag Breathing, CO2, Light, Weather' started by Dan Wich, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Dan Wich

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    I've been told of a person who recently died in some way related to using a CO2 tank. I don't know any details beyond that, but I wanted to warn anyone that's trying to boost CO2 with outside factors.
     
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    Wow, it wasn't a guy named ***** was it? He died suddenly and no one knows why.

    But yes people please be careful using this stuff.
     
  3. yerrag

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    Thanks for the warning. If you have the chance, please send a link the story.
     
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    My post was poorly written.

    I was actually trying to make two points at once.

    Willing to bet that the CO2 dose in question wasn't very much at all.

    .....................or maybe the person just had a CO2 tank fetish.:eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. Constatine

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    If he was breathing pure CO2 without oxygen then yes it can kill you.
     
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    I think even more than 10% CO2(assuming the gases contain only O2 and CO2) can cause unconsciousness
     
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    Could be. The caffeine news gives me anxiety, though. He did drink diet soda and maybe some harmful additives in the energy drinks like L-carnitine.

    @haidut What do you think about these energy drink-related deaths?
     
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    I must have missed something. I didn't see how a CO2 tank is even involved here.

    He had caffeine, milk, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, taurine - from latte, Mountain Dew, energy drink. How did he get arrhythmia from it? Are you saying it was the carbonation that did it?

    I think the death was from something else. Will wait for the coroner's report.
     
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    Dan Wich

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    I think theLaw's news post was about a different case. I don't have any additional info or news stories on the one I mentioned.
     
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    Whew! I'll go ahead with my plan for a DIY carbonation unit. And I'll be nice with it to not become a news feature :D
     
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    How should we be using a CO2 tank? (I have one at home)
     
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    with caution
     
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    Isn't it a bit premature to assume it was the CO2 if you don't know the full details surrounding the death or even the events leading up to it?
     
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    did anyone find out what happend
     
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    Dan Wich

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    Definitely, I'm uncomfortable posting vague info from a single source. I was specifically told it was a death due to CO2 tank use though.
     
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    Hurry up already. Sales of coffee, Mountain Dew, and Red Bull have been on a downward spiral.:arghh:
     
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    This is very interesting.

    Dustin doesn't even have the awareness to put the mask on.

     
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