Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Carbon monoxide gas is unsmelling gas that causes thousands of fatalities yearly in North America. Breathing in carbon monoxide gas is very harmful. It is the leading root cause of poisoning death in the United States. DO NOT use it to deal with or handle an actual poison exposure. If you or someone you are with has an exposure, call your regional emergency number, or your regional toxin nerve center can be gotten to straight by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline from anywhere in the United States. Carbon monoxide is a chemical produced from the insufficient burning of gas or other products having carbon. Anything that burns coal, gas, kerosene, propane, wood, or oil; Automobile engines; Charcoal grills; Indoor and portable heating unit; Portable propane heaters; Stoves; Water heaters that use gas; Note: This list might not be all-encompassing. Yearly there are around 60 fatalities from unexpected carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales. The symptoms of carbon monoxide gas poisoning are not always apparent, particularly during low-level exposure. A tension-type headache is the most common symptom of mild carbon monoxide gas poisoning. Your symptoms may be less severe when you're away from the source of the carbon monoxide. The risk of exposure to carbon monoxide gas from portable tools might additionally be higher in caravans, boats and mobile houses. If you think you or a person with you has been subjected to carbon monoxide and the symptoms recommend high degrees, go immediately to your local emergency department.

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