Carbon Monoxide: Silent Killer

carbonWith the late winter frigid cold arriving, many homeowners find themselves using fuel burning appliances to help keep warm. Little do they know, Carbon monoxide is a gas that is odorless and tasteless. Most people call it, “the silent killer”.

SYMPTOMS:

Remember, Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas and the symptoms are flu-like. The symptoms are typically noticed quickly, averaging 10-15 minutes in most cases.

  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest Pain

 If any of these symptoms arise, be sure to:

  1. SEEK FRESH AIR IMMIDEATLY
  2. CONTACT MEDICAL EMAERGENCY
  3. DO NOT REENTER THE AFFECTED AREA

Some appliances that cause carbon monoxide poisoning are:

  • gas ovens
  • charcoal grills
  • gasoline powered engineering, 
  • boilers
  • cookers
  • water heaters

Effects of Carbon Monoxide:

  • severe headaches
  • dizziness
  • mental confusion
  • nauseousness
  • faintness 
  • shortness of breath
  • death

 

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