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What are some chemicals that can cause asphyxia?

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Some chemicals that can cause asphyxia are:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Cyanide
  • Hydrogen sulfide

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Pathology of Asphyxial Death."

Mayo Clinic: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning."

National Safety Council: "Choking Prevention and Rescue Tips."

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention: Suffocation, Choking and Strangulation."

MedlinePlus: "Opioid Overdose."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Birth Asphyxia."

CDC: "Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on August 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Pathology of Asphyxial Death."

Mayo Clinic: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning."

National Safety Council: "Choking Prevention and Rescue Tips."

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention: Suffocation, Choking and Strangulation."

MedlinePlus: "Opioid Overdose."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Birth Asphyxia."

CDC: "Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on August 15, 2019

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