The Dancer in the Shadows

Friday, February 04, 2005

too much of a good thing?

with pretty much anything, overindulgence is generally a problem. i've seen many people look at me strange when i say this, but even oxygen, required as it is for continued life, will kill if there is too much of it. for proof, simply examine hyperventilation. this causes over saturation of oxygen and makes a person lightheaded. continued, dizzy, then unconscious. and this is only from the rather low concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere (8% if i remember correctly). just imagine doubling that... still less than 20% of the air we breathe would be oxygen, and we'd all be on the ground unconscious because that is too much.

just something to think about...

--- The Dancer in the Shadows