According to The Asahi Shimbun, a team of Japanese researchers has produced a chemical compound that is being touted to save the lives of victims of gas poisoning in the event of a fire.
Developed by scientists from Doshisha University and elsewhere, the compound’s immediate effectiveness and safety were confirmed through testing on mice.
“It is anticipated that it will provide a safe solution with no adverse effects,” said Hiroaki Kitagishi, an organic chemistry professor at the university’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. “We want to save as many patients as possible as there is a spate of flame-derived gas poisoning deaths reported all over the world.”
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