By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

Written July 23, 2019

The recent arsonist burning of the Kyoto Animation building resulted in many deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide has an affinity for hemoglobin that exceeds that of oxygen, so it binds to the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin creating a carboxyhemoglobin that replaces the life-carrying oxygen loaded hemoglobin, thereby depriving the body of it. This is because carbon monoxide has a 200-fold affinity to hemoglobin as compared to oxygen. A 20% to 30% concentration of carbon monoxide results in systemic hypoxia. Unconsciousness and death occur from 60% to 70%.

It kills the victim by inducing central nervous system (CNS) depression and in suicides using car exhaust systems, can induce a lethal coma in five minutes.

References: Kumar, Vinay; Abbas, Abul K.; Fausto, Nelson; Aster, Jon. Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, (Robbins Pathology) Elsevier Health. Kindle Edition.

一酸化炭素中毒

最近の京都アニメ放火の被害者の死因は「一酸化炭素中毒」として報道された。

一酸化炭素(CO)は体内で酸素を運ぶヘモグロビンに対して酸素よりも200倍の親和力性をもつのでヘモグロビンに化学結合し、酸素の運べない一酸化炭素ヘモグロビンを生成する。たった2030CO濃度で全身性低酸素症が起きる。6070%能動で意識消失や死に至る。

中枢神経系の機能低下を引き起こし、自動車の排気ガス自殺の場合、致死の昏睡を僅かな5分で起こすこともある。

参考:Kumar, Vinay; Abbas, Abul K.; Fausto, Nelson; Aster, Jon. Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, (Robbins Pathology)Elsevier Health. Kindle Edition.

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English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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