What Is Nitrogen Asphyxiation?

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What is nitrogen asphyxiation?

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Nitrogen asphyxiation is a form of inert gas asphyxiation which results from breathing nitrogen in the absence of oxygen, or a low amount of oxygen.

If the atmosphere contains too much nitrogen and little oxygen, one may lose his consciousness, or even die after only a few breaths.

It’s reported that more than 80 people died from accidental nitrogen asphyxiation in the US from 1992 to 2002.

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