- Sep 14, 2019
@color_me_gone's post is where i read about 28 minutes being the minimum for body's death to occur. 40 minute is quoted as a sufficient time window for death to occur with Nitrogen method. But can anyone quote the source for why 40 minutes is enough to guarantee death for nitrogen asphyxia? Or is there at least a reasoning for why roughly 40 minutes enough to achieve death?
Found the earlier post by @Adrian within the current megathread, regarding my question of 'is 40 minutes enough?':
The above quote says 2-40 minutes (and an average of 13 minutes) for death to occur.
Is there a verifiable source or calculated reasoning behind these numbers? Any insight would greatly be appreciated
I'm not sure if you've already found this information, but in case it's useful to anyone:
In 2006, a book entitled "Guide to a Humane Self-Chosen Death" was published by the WOZZ Foundation. This was a Dutch organization of medical professionals, and when it was originally published, the book was only made available to other medical professionals and right to die organizations, not to the general public.
It concluded that the original plastic bag + sedative method (without any inert gas) was prone to failure and was not recommended. However, the exit bag + helium method, if properly carried out, was highly effective.
One of the co-authors, Boudewijn Chabot, MD, went on to write other books and now allows a free download of Guide to a Humane Self-Chosen Death.
"Publications in English that are out of stock and can be downloaded for free.
Warning: some of these books contain information on lethal medications that is outdated.
For the most recent information one should consult Dignified Dying. A Guide."
Guide to a Humane Self-Chosen Death: