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Wilderness: Carbon Dioxide Toxicity (cont.)

Carbon Dioxide Toxicity Symptoms

  • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, rapid breathing and heart rate, and flushing can occur with carbon dioxide poisoning.

  • Severe cases of carbon dioxide toxicity progress to confusion, convulsions, and loss of consciousness.

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