Accession Number : ADA337426
Title : Estimating Carbon Dioxide Concentration Near an Infant's Face, Case 95-43604
Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum
Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTALMEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)
Personal Author(s) : Eaton, David J.
PDF Url : ADA337426
Report Date : SEP 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Coroner, Ministry of the Solicitor General, asked DCIEM to investigate the possibility that carbon dioxide build-up may have been a predisposing factor in the death of an infant. This is an account of the circumstances surrounding the death, the methods used to examine the hypothesis, the results and a discussion with recommendations regarding the results. CO2 rebreathing has been considered as a causal factor in some infant deaths.
Descriptors : *CARBON DIOXIDE, *RESPIRATION, *INFANTS, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), HYPOTHESES, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCUMULATION, DEATH.
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE