Key Characteristics. These are guidelines only – refer to published documents. OX-AN® cannot be held responsible in any way for the use of this data.
Technical Characteristics of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
|Description:||Carbon Dioxide is a natural component of air at approximately 0.03% Increased concentrations of carbon dioxide replace the oxygen content of the air producing an Oxygen Deficient, toxic atmosphere.|
|Properties:||ColourlessOdourlessHeavier than air – Relative density 1.52Acidic taste at high concentrations|
|Risks:||Depletion of the oxygen in the air, causing asphyxiationHeadache, nausea, unconsciousness and death|
|300 – 400 PPM||Typical atmosphere|
|600 – 800 PPM||Acceptable indoor air quality|
|1,000 PPM||Tolerable indoor air quality|
|5,000 PPM||Average exposure limits over 8 hours|
|6,000 – 30,000 PPM||Concern, short exposure only|
|3 – 8%||Increased respiration and heart rate|
|10% +||Nausea, vomiting and unconsciousness|
|20% +||Fast unconsciousness, death|
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