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Good or bad Carbon Dioxide

cnjcgmllm9 Jun 6, 2012 06:24 AM

Since it is good for my lungs to get carbon dioxide out of my body, why would I drink carbon dioxide, and isn't this bad?

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    GH1618 RE: cnjcgmllm9 Jun 6, 2012 07:09 AM

    No, this is a superficial comparison. Drinking carbonated beverages does not interfere with breathing.

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      ricepad RE: cnjcgmllm9 Jun 6, 2012 11:43 AM

      It'd be really bad if you were a fish.

      1. sunshine842 RE: cnjcgmllm9 Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM

        One would think that if it were bad, people would be keeling over around the world after drinking carbonated beverages.

        1. iluvcookies RE: cnjcgmllm9 Jun 6, 2012 06:29 PM

          No, because you are putting it into your stomach, not your lungs. And when you burp it comes right out.

          1. paulj RE: cnjcgmllm9 Jun 6, 2012 07:00 PM

            The air you breath in has CO2, the normal amount in the atmosphere. The air breath out is slightly richer in CO2, and a bit less rich in O2, having exchanged those gases with the blood.

            There is also air in your stomach. Some of that you have swallowed. The CO2 from the drink joins that. Excess is released with burping. Very little if any of these gases are absorbed into the blood. The CO2 that you breath out has been generated in the cells. It does not come from your food or drink.

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              Veggo RE: paulj Jun 6, 2012 07:05 PM

              Also, when the C with the pair of O's do-si-dos and changes partners for quad Hydrogens, the resultant CH4 (methane) finds it's way out the back door.

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                sunshine842 RE: Veggo Jun 7, 2012 12:10 AM

                from an engineering standpoint, it's quite an impressive feat to ventilate a tank from the bottom.


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                  Karl S RE: sunshine842 Jun 7, 2012 07:39 AM

                  The engineer had a good sense of humor.

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                    ricepad RE: sunshine842 Jun 7, 2012 11:53 AM

                    I try to tell my wife that, but she just wrinkles her nose and leaves the room.

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