Carbon Monoxide poisoning

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Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Postby Service » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:45 am

•That the initial symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever)?


•When people in a Kentucky emergency room with flu-like symptoms received a blood-test as part of a random study, the test revealed that 23.6% of them were actually suffering from CO (Carbon Monoxide) poisoning


•Carbon Monoxide poisoning led to approximately 15,200 emergency room visits each year from 1999 - 2003. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Study August 2008


•64 Georgia carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in 2005-2007 Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) publication


•Both the CDC study and the DHR publication cited the installation and maintenance of home heating systems as one of the ways to reduce safety risks associated with exposure to carbon monoxide


•Store-bought carbon monoxide detectors (all UL-Approved) will not protect you from low-level carbon monoxide poisoning because their sensors are not designed to alarm until you have been exposed to CO (Carbon Monoxide) at a level of 070 parts per million (ppm) or above for up to 3.5 hours.
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