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Positional asphyxia

Positional asphyxia, also known as postural asphyxia, is a form of asphyxia which occurs when someone's position prevents them from breathing adequately.

  • Positional asphyxia is a potential danger of many physical restraint techniques, and of some sexual bondage techniques.
  • People may die from positional asphyxia by simply getting themselves into a breathing-restricted position they cannot get out of, either though carelessness or as a consequence of another accident.
  • Small children under two are particularly at risk from positional asphyxia.

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