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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning in Everyday Situations

I am wondering whether slight CO2 poisoning (hypercapnia) can be induced by everyday bad behaviour. I am particularly interested in the consequences of The prolonged use of a surgical mask (a.k.a. ...
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CO2 buildup versus O2 depletion

If someone is in a sealed room, the available oxygen will be slowly converted to carbon dioxide. The combined concentration of both gasses will remain constant, their relative concentrations starting ...
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Is it true that we can reduce chemoreceptor sensitivity to carbon dioxide?

I understand the following background: normally, our breathing rate, depth and rhythm are controlled by the brainstem. Other central and peripheral regulatory factors influence our breathing, ...
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