The following all disagree with Werd;Werd wrote:Acute refers to PERCENTAGE AND LEVELS OF POISONING, NOT TIME!!!
"Acute conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack. A chronic condition, by contrast is a long-developing syndrome, such as osteoporosis or asthma."
https://www.verywellhealth.com/chronic- ... on-3157059
"Broadly speaking, acute conditions are those that occur suddenly, have immediate or rapidly developing symptoms, and are limited in their duration (e.g., the flu). Chronic conditions, on the other hand, are described as those that are long-lasting and develop and potentially worsen over time (e.g., Crohn's disease)."
"An acute condition is one where symptoms appear suddenly and worsen rapidly, while a chronic condition is one that develops gradually and worsens over an extended period of time.
Acute pain tells your body you’ve been hurt — say, when you fall, stub a toe, burn your finger, etc. The pain appears suddenly, peaks as a signal to your body to heal the injury, and wanes as it heals. Similarly, acute illnesses like flu or common cold afflict a person suddenly, worsen over a short period, and then disappear.
Chronic pain, on the other hand creeps up on you gradually, and by the time you feel its presence, you realize it has been there for a while. It lasts for weeks, even months beyond the expected recovery, till you feel the pain itself is a disease and becomes a part of you. Back pain that lasts for months and worsens over time is a good example of chronic pain."
A low exposure to CO gas over many days would be chronic. A low exposure to CO over a few minutes would be acute. Symptoms would be mild, death would not occur.
A high exposure, one high enough to kill, can ONLY be acute, since CO's effect on the body means death comes quickly. You cannot die from a high level exposure to CO over a long period of time. It kills too quickly.