What to know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

sir rob By sir rob, 24th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1f4icngv/
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Understanding carbon monoxide so you won't be one of the statistcs.

Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

Many have known about the existence of carbon monoxide and its effect to human health and worse is death. Yet, there are still a lot who become a victim and the number of cases remained high and is one of the leading causes of poisoning in an industrialized world. We came in contact with it most of the time in our daily routine and most of the victims or the casualties fail to understand the nature of carbon monoxide.

And most of the time people won’t suspect that they fell ill with it already until the time they fell asleep and never woke up again. Funny how it is but in most cases it is the sad truth about carbon monoxide. That’s where they gain their moniker as a “silent killer” because it is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that will creep quietly in any openings.

The good thing about CO (carbon monoxide) though, it is only dangerous when in a confined spaces or closed environments or indoors. This is another reason that we should remember that carbon monoxide is produced and is a by-product from the partial combustion of carbon containing compound in any motorized vehicles and other gasoline powered tools. Since most of it can be found in our house, so don’t operate any of it indoor or in a close environment.

Most of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning resembles of those other type of poisoning or illnesses like headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, feeling of weakness and fatigue, to name a few. If one or more of your family members sudden became sick from an unknown cause then it is high time to suspect that silent killer is around. So, open all windows and doors to ventilate the enclosed area but it is best and much better that you should get away from the exposure and have a fresh air outside.

Understanding the cause and its source will now give you a hint on what to do in cases of an incident like this and how to avoid in order not to become one of the statistics. It is also wise to have a detector installed in your house and it is practical if you will place the alarm at eye level.

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Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Sillent Killer, Understanding Carbon Monoxide

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author avatar Jerry Walch
24th Sep 2010 (#)

Interesting and informative. Everybody needs to be aware of the symptoms of CO poisoning.

Good job, Sir Rob

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author avatar sir rob
24th Sep 2010 (#)

You are definitely right Jerry, it is a must but most of the symptoms as I have said will be masked as a symptoms from other illness as well.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
24th Sep 2010 (#)

That's true, Sir Rob, and that's why I stress the importance of everyone having CO detectors installed in their homes. Carbon Monoxide detectors are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. There is absolutely no reason a home should be without them.

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author avatar sir rob
24th Sep 2010 (#)

It's is dumbfounded if someone don't have a detector in the house or just let everyone ponder on this phrase "if you think safety is expensive... try injury". I think there holds more truth about it. What you think?

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author avatar Jerry Walch
24th Sep 2010 (#)

I agree. Like the old saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." One could have bought a dozen Carbon Monoxide detectors for what one trip to the hospital emergency room would cost here in the U.S. and that is not counting the cost of the ride in the ambulance. Even worse, there is nothing more expensive than the emotional cost of burying a loved one.

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author avatar sir rob
24th Sep 2010 (#)

That's right..!! It's not just happening in the US but almost all parts of the world and most especially in the third world country.

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author avatar dak
27th Sep 2010 (#)

thank u so much for the information.

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author avatar Denise O
27th Sep 2010 (#)

Good article, thanks for sharing.

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