(C) 2005 Albert Donnay
CO Conundrum of Food
and Drug Administration
GIVEN that FDA’s mission is to regulate all medical
drugs and devices used to diagnose, treat or prevent
WHY does FDA regulate oxygen and nitric oxide gases
CO, despite the widespread use of CO by
respiratory therapists in DLCO lung function testing
at 3000 ppm?
3000ppm is more than twice the 1200ppm that NIOSH
deems “Immediately Dangerous to Life & Health” and
15 times the level at which NIOSH recommends the
immediate evacuation of any workplace!