GEORGE W. FRAME, A.B ., WA LT ER G. STRAUSS, M.D.t AND HOWARD I./The Journal of Investigative Dermatology Vol. 59. No. 2 Printed
Medical gas via skin
-Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
-Department of Dermatology University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94122
Carbon dioxide emission from human skin was measured with a Luft Infrared Analyzer. Emission rate was 3.4 x 10-5 ml CO2 /cm2/min for the arm and forearm combined 4.6 x 10-5 ml CO2 /cm2/min for the hand only, and 1.8 x 10-5 ml CO2 /cm2/min in for the forearm only. Emission rate of the arm and forearm increased to 8.6 x 10-5 ml CO2 /cm2/min/ after vigorous exercise, and 9. 1 x 10-5 ml CO2 /cm2/min after wetting the skin.