Question about Nitric Oxide

  1. Do you guys have any info on being exposed to NO for a period of time? We put our kids in an enclosed room and we are in there for up to 12 hours at a time. Sometimes, people forget to turn off the ambu bags and you can literally taste something in the air. I was just wondering.

    Thanks in advance
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  3. by   Gotosleepy
    you should be careful around Nitric Oxide, because as NO gets oxidized it turns into Nitric Dioxide.... which can destroy the inside of your trachea as well as your lungs depending on the ppm that you are exposed to and the length of exposure.... Most NO delivery systems have a type of soda lime that scrubs the nitric dioxide out of the airway and minimizes exposure... In fact, i think it is mandatory now for NO delivery systems to have a nitric dioxide analyzer as well for this reason.