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Carbon Monoxide can provide a person with a peaceful death. The gas can be obtained in a variety of ways ranging from simple burners to more sophisticated generating devices. Tests should be made to ensure that concentrations of over 1% can be established.
Most interest in this method has come from those who reject the taking of drugs orally (eg. for fear of vomiting) and by others who reject the use of helium because of the need for a plastic bag to be placed over one’s head. The COGen addresses these concerns.
Exit RP Test for Carbon Monoxide
The method loses points in the subcategories of Preparation, Undetectability and Safety. Preparation is not simple (Pr=1), there is equipment present at the death, and if using a COGen preparation with concentrated acids requires care. This method may be detectable on inspection of the body (U=2), and can present some risk to others (Sa=1).