Oxygen - O2

Find here the essential information on dioxygen (O2) or oxygen: characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems - O2 monitor or rather oxygen depletion sensor - and respiratory protective equipment (self-contained breathing apparatus and supplied air respirator).

Oxygen properties (O2)

Dioxygen (O2) - which is most commonly known as oxygen – is a gas naturally present in the atmosphere at around 20%. It is essential to almost any form of life on Earth. This highly reactive gas can easily produce compounds (particularly oxides) from elements except for noble gases like helium or neon.

CAS LSE / LSE TWA / STEL IP Density / Air Filter / SCBA
215-629-8 - - 12.1 eV 1.43 SCBA

Oxygen effects on health

Oxygen (O2) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that composes breathing air at 10.9%. In contrast to the great majority of gases, the lower the oxygen (O2) concentration is, the higher are the risks for health. In the medicine field, O2 is inhaled primarily in case of asphyxia, intoxication to carbon monoxide, or to treat acute pulmonary edema… This gas is not measured in ppm but in % volume.

Effects of oxygen levels: why use a portable O2 monitor

Effects of oxygen levels (O2) on health

Oxygen gas O2 monitor

Poorly oxygenated area respiratory protective equipment - O2