Poisoning with carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide)

Carbon dioxide is odourless, heavier than air. Accumulated (in case of insufficient ventilation) in the places where is rotting, fermentation or corruption (pit latrines, storage, sauerkraut, mines, viewing wells of water pipes and other). Under the action of high concentrations (30% and above) having shortness of breath, cyanosis, come loss of consciousness, convulsions and death.
At autopsy - signs of acute onset of death. Of crucial importance in the diagnosis given to the circumstances of the case and analysis of air where came poisoning. Maximum permissible concentration in the air is 30 mg/m3.