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Can toxic anoxia be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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