Is oxygen toxic?

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Offline shockwavemikey65

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Is oxygen toxic?
« on: 14/07/2009 01:55:39 »
I was just wondering I had read somewhere that someone said oxygen is normally poisonous to many creatures. Can an individual have oxygen poisoning? I know its off the wall!

and also how does temperature or better yet pressure systems create wind? and how can we make the pressure systems to harness wind in any geographic area?
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Re: Is oxygen toxic?
« Reply #1 on: 14/07/2009 02:01:31 »
Can an individual have oxygen poisoning? I know its off the wall!
Yes, from breathing high partial pressures of oxygen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_toxicity
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Oxygen+poisoning

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Is oxygen toxic?
« Reply #2 on: 20/07/2009 05:43:17 »
wow thanks I had a feeling it could be! If you don't mind explaining how pressure systems produce wind. I wonder if it is possible to re-create the event.

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Is oxygen toxic?
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Is oxygen toxic?
« Reply #4 on: 21/07/2009 02:23:30 »
Maybe this'll help?
http://geology.csupomona.edu/drjessey/class/Gsc101/Pressure.html
yes it did for me to understand how it works but how to recreate it not really I guess I gotta do some tests lol! Im gonna try to create a rain storm model in my house lol.

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Is oxygen toxic?
« Reply #5 on: 21/07/2009 06:20:02 »
Won't the inhabitants of your house get just a bit angry when all of their stuff flies all over the place? [:)]