Can toxic anoxia be prevented?

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Toxic anoxia has many potential triggers, so prevention may be difficult. However, there are definitely some things you can do to reduce your risk. If you are in regular contact with toxic chemicals or gases, make sure that you are working in a well-ventilated area and that any equipment or machinery that contains chemicals don't leak and are functioning properly. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, install proper detection and alarm devices in your home and workplace. Toxins from illegal or prescription drugs, as well as alcohol, may lead to toxic anoxia, so it's important to avoid abusing those substances.

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Anoxic Brain Injuries

Anoxic Brain Injuries

An anoxic brain injury occurs when there is a lack of oxygen going to the brain. When this oxygen deprivation occurs, brain cells can start to die within five minutes. Causes of anoxic brain injury can be blood clots, shock, heart ...

problems, diseases, anemia and even lack of air at high altitudes. Coma, seizure and total loss of brain function can occur after several minutes. While rehabilitation can help some people with anoxic brain injury, many individuals with anoxic brain injury sustain persistent psychological and neurological problems. Learn more form our experts about anoxic brain injuries.
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