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The combustion of sodium azide creates a fine alkali aerosol containing sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate that is also, at least partly, released into the passenger compartment of the automobile.

Sodium azide is a potentially deadly chemical that reacts with cytochrome oxidase to prevent cells from using oxygen. When it is mixed with water, sodium azide changes rapidly to a highly volatile irritant, hydroizoic acid.

The above is from this article which has several more references at the end to read.:

Lung injury after airbag deployment: Airbag lung

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=A...4bc07c98acb43b8

Airbag pneumonitis: a report and discussion of a new clinical entity

http://caep.ca/template.asp?id=F698B5D1F30...F7C826E63E15F9C

Search engines:

http://scholar.google.com/

www.medscape.com

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I've personally known of very mild problems with this. Mostly of what I have seen is skin irritation to the face, arms and chest causing a burning sensation.

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Sodium azide is a potentially deadly chemical that reacts with cytochrome oxidase to prevent cells from using oxygen.
That's pretty much what cyanide does . . . be still! my electron transport chain!
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Yeah, now I remember. CheekyEMT, as per my in house lookup.

Here is a link to the 4 pages string on her injury:

http://www.emtcity.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.ph...9efb5cf22f931bb

Thanks for the link, Richard.

It does not work.

Is there another way to read the story?

Thank you,

Robert

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