Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1983;9(5):391-396    pdf


Effects of trace levels of nitrous oxide on psychomotor performance.

by Venables H, Cherry N, Waldron HA, Buck L, Edling C, Wilson HK

Twenty-four male student volunteers were exposed to 50 ppm of nitrous oxide or air in an exposure chamber for 4 h in two experimental sessions. The subjects completed a battery of psychomotor tests during the final 40 min of the exposure sessions. Nitrous oxide, at this low concentration, did not produce any statistically significant changes in performance.