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The dangers of argon , an inert industrial gas : beware of asphyxiation

  title={The dangers of argon , an inert industrial gas : beware of asphyxiation},
  author={Roel Peelen and Bart P C Ramakers and Andy Koopmans},
We describe the case of an industrial welder who died due to hypoxaemic hypoxia as a result of argon inhalation. Extensive resuscitation attempts could not prevent fatal organ damage, probably due to prolonged hypoxaemic hypoxia. Work-related accidents with industrial gases are rare. Nonetheless we feel that it is important to create awareness for this potentially lifethreatening danger. Especially the combination of characteristics of the gases (colourless, tasteless and odourless), and the… 

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