posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 02:54 AM
reply to post by xEphon
You naturally exhange gasses from your blood in your lungs, pretty much the only way to get it out naturally. I can't think of a safe method that
wouldn't over whelm another vital organ in the process. Injecting a substance to capture the CO2, would require some organ or another technology to
remove that particle. The more you mess with the fine tuned balance of the human body the more risks you have, and considered the potential harm too
much CO2 in the body can have, keeping it in any longer than it takes for your lungs to take it out isn't a good idea. This is a great short term
solution, that will save many lives in an emergency situation, unfortunately The amount and rate at which our bodies need oxygen, and produce by
products may limit the exclusions of lungs any time soon.
During a respiratory failure, or lung transplant this is a remarkable tool, how ever outside of that it may not see much use. Our lungs are more
efficient than this particle anyhow, and 30 minutes of oxygen to keep us alive, probably wouldn't be enough in any alert, active state. It just
doesn't make logical sense to take a shot and try to work in an environment with out oxygen, you would naturally try to breath and may in fact panic,
if you did not. The excess CO2 in the blood stream after the oxygen is worn off would likely cause unpleasant side effects I'm sure there may well be
other limitations to the use of this substance, the most obvious being CO2 created by our bodies, no lungs no relief. Though it may be safe in the
presence of trained medical professionals, every individual requires different amounts of oxygen, at different rates, and the risk for taking more
than the safe dose may be too great for this to be a self administered medication.
Still fascinating none the less.