Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when carbon monoxide builds up in your bloodstream. When too much carbon monoxide is in the air, your body replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide. This can lead to serious tissue damage, or even death.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or the fuel.
Symptoms of Carbon monoxide poisoning may include:
→ Dull headache
→ Nausea or vomiting
→ Shortness of breath
→ Blurred vision
→ Loss of consciousness
Exposure to carbon monoxide may be particularly dangerous for:
Unborn babies: This makes unborn babies more susceptible to harm from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Children: Young children take breaths more frequently than adults do, which may make them more susceptible
Older Adults: Older people who experience carbon monoxide poisoning may be more likely to develop brain damage
People who have chronic heart disease: People with a history of anemia and breathing problems also are more likely to get sick from exposure to carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be particularly dangerous for people who are sleeping or intoxicated. People may have irreversible brain damage or even die before anyone realizes there’s a problem.
If you think you or someone you’re with may have carbon monoxide poisoning, get into fresh air and seek emergency medical care .
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