Inert gas asphyxiation is a form of asphyxiation which results from breathing a physiologically inert gas in the absence of oxygen, or a low amount of oxygen, rather than atmospheric air (which is largely composed of nitrogen and oxygen). Examples of physiologically inert gases, which have caused accidental or deliberate death by this mechanism, are argon, helium, nitrogen, and methane. The term "physiologically inert" is used to indicate a gas which has no toxic or anesthetic properties and does not act upon the heart or hemoglobin. Instead, the gas acts as a simple diluent to reduce oxygen concentration in inspired gas and blood to dangerously low levels, thereby eventually depriving all cells in the body of oxygen.

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  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir Abattage (homonymie). L'abattage par atmosphère contrôlée (anglais : controlled atmosphere killing, CAK) est une méthode d'abattage d'animaux comme les poulets consistant à placer les animaux dans un conteneur dans lequel l'oxygène est raréfié au profit de gaz argon et/ou d'hydrogène et/ou d'azote, faisant ainsi perdre conscience à l'animal avec peu ou pas de douleur. (fr)
  • Inert gas asphyxiation is a form of asphyxiation which results from breathing a physiologically inert gas in the absence of oxygen, or a low amount of oxygen, rather than atmospheric air (which is largely composed of nitrogen and oxygen). Examples of physiologically inert gases, which have caused accidental or deliberate death by this mechanism, are argon, helium, nitrogen, and methane. The term "physiologically inert" is used to indicate a gas which has no toxic or anesthetic properties and does not act upon the heart or hemoglobin. Instead, the gas acts as a simple diluent to reduce oxygen concentration in inspired gas and blood to dangerously low levels, thereby eventually depriving all cells in the body of oxygen. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in humans, "breathing an oxygen deficient atmosphere can have serious and immediate effects, including unconsciousness after only one or two breaths. The exposed person has no warning and cannot sense that the oxygen level is too low." In the US, at least 80 people died due to accidental nitrogen asphyxiation between 1992 and 2002. Hazards with inert gases and the risks of asphyxiation are well established. An occasional cause of accidental death in humans, inert gas asphyxia with gases including helium, nitrogen, methane, and argon, has been used as a suicide method. Inert gas asphyxia has been advocated by proponents of euthanasia, using a gas-retaining plastic hood device colloquially referred to as a suicide bag. Nitrogen asphyxiation has been suggested by a number of lawmakers and other advocates as an allegedly more humane way to carry out capital punishment. In April 2015, the Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill authorizing nitrogen asphyxiation as an alternative execution method in cases where the state's preferred method of lethal injection was not available as an option. (en)
  • Controlled atmosphere killing – metoda uboju zwierząt, na przykład drobiu, polegająca na umieszczeniu zwierząt w kontenerze w którym nie ma tlenu, a jest jeden lub więcej z następujących gazów: argon, azot, tlenek węgla. Argon i azot nie powodują bólu ani uczucia duszenia się, dlatego są uważane za humanitarną metodę uboju. (pl)
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  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir Abattage (homonymie). L'abattage par atmosphère contrôlée (anglais : controlled atmosphere killing, CAK) est une méthode d'abattage d'animaux comme les poulets consistant à placer les animaux dans un conteneur dans lequel l'oxygène est raréfié au profit de gaz argon et/ou d'hydrogène et/ou d'azote, faisant ainsi perdre conscience à l'animal avec peu ou pas de douleur. (fr)
  • Controlled atmosphere killing – metoda uboju zwierząt, na przykład drobiu, polegająca na umieszczeniu zwierząt w kontenerze w którym nie ma tlenu, a jest jeden lub więcej z następujących gazów: argon, azot, tlenek węgla. Argon i azot nie powodują bólu ani uczucia duszenia się, dlatego są uważane za humanitarną metodę uboju. (pl)
  • Inert gas asphyxiation is a form of asphyxiation which results from breathing a physiologically inert gas in the absence of oxygen, or a low amount of oxygen, rather than atmospheric air (which is largely composed of nitrogen and oxygen). Examples of physiologically inert gases, which have caused accidental or deliberate death by this mechanism, are argon, helium, nitrogen, and methane. The term "physiologically inert" is used to indicate a gas which has no toxic or anesthetic properties and does not act upon the heart or hemoglobin. Instead, the gas acts as a simple diluent to reduce oxygen concentration in inspired gas and blood to dangerously low levels, thereby eventually depriving all cells in the body of oxygen. (en)
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  • Inert gas asphyxiation (en)
  • Abattage par Atmosphère Contrôlée (fr)
  • Controlled atmosphere killing (pl)
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