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Last updated: October 17, 2016

What Does Carbogen Mean?

Carbogen is a gaseous mixture of carbon and oxygen. It is used in medical settings as part of the early treatment of central retinal artery occlusion. It is also used in conjunction with radiation therapy in the treatment of certain cancers. Carbogen has been used safely for more than 50 years, however, prolonged exposure to carbon dioxide (CO2) can be fatal.

Safeopedia Explains Carbogen

Carbogen doses are measured in breaths. A fully immersive experience will normally be achieved with between 8 and 20 breaths. Carbogen can induce euphoric, psychedelic feelings as well as nausea, anxiety, the sense of suffocation, and, in extreme cases, unconsciousness. Inhaling in excess of 50 breaths is considered to be both unnecessary and dangerous. Physical symptoms include rapid, deep or shallow breathing.


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