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Old 18 October 2013, 11:57 PM
DaGuyWitBluGlasses DaGuyWitBluGlasses is offline
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I'd like to know more details about the freezer case.

My understanding is that CO2 is not a silent killer, due to it forming carbonic acid as it dissolves in the lungs mucus. Which is why your lungs start to hurt as you hold your breath.

So someone in danger of CO2 asphyxiation should recognize they are in distress. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll realize what's actually happening and take the right action. But it's hard to imagine someone in that distress not getting out of the freezer.

With the pool i'd think as long as it was waist deep or shallower someone in distress would react to get out of the pool. On the other hand if it's deep enough to make walking to the edge more difficult than swimming, i can see how someone would react by staying where they are and just trying to keep their head above water.

Last edited by DaGuyWitBluGlasses; 18 October 2013 at 11:58 PM. Reason: reduce the '2'
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