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  • Carbon Monoxide In Your Car 09/01/2014

    The vast majority of us know that it is incredibly dangerous to leave a car running in a garaged that is closed. This is because it is possible to be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. In fact, this is still a very common way for people who commit suicide, as they simply run a tube from their exhaust into their car and sit there until they fall asleep. Although we all know about this, very few of us know that carbon monoxide in your car can also happen because your exhaust system is leaking. Most people never realize this is happening because they don't spend very long periods of time in their vehicles. Perhaps you sometimes develop a severe headache during the day.

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  • Carbon Monoxide Facts - A Quick Fact Sheet 06/01/2014

    There are many hidden dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Knowing the carbon monoxide facts may just help you save your own life or that of others. Start by understanding what the signs and symptoms are, which include dizziness, headaches, confusion and memory loss, irritability, nausea and/or vomiting, disorientation, difficulty in coordination, abnormal reflexes, difficulty breathing, cerebral edemas, chest pains, coma, convulsions and seizures or fits, and even death.

     

     

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  • The Long Term Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 19/12/2013

    Most of us know that there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in our homes and offices. We know that carbon monoxide is also called the silent killer because it is so easy to have unknown prolonged exposure and die in your sleep. Acute poisoning is very quick, which is why there are still so many suicide attempts with people who run their exhaust fumes into their vehicle. However, studies in experimental settings have focused mainly on the short term effects. The long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning, therefore, are still very unclear.

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  • Treatment For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 16/12/2013

    If you think you have carbon monoxide poisoning, it is incredibly important to seek immediate medical advice. Do not wait for an appointment to be available at your family doctor's office, but go straight to hospital. Here, the right treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning can be provided to you as soon as you need it. Your symptoms will be quite telling, but medical professionals will usually also take blood samples to confirm it. This will also allow them to measure how high the concentrations of carboxyhemoglobin in your blood are. If it is above 30%, you have had severe exposure. The level of exposure will determine what treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning is most suitable to your needs. Usually, if there is only a case of mild poisoning, no hospital treatment will be needed, but medical advice must still be obtained. Let's take a look at the different types of treatment you may receive.

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  • How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 11/12/2013

    As with everything in life, prevention is better than the cure. This is why everyone should know how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. The best thing you can do is make sure you have everything in place to stop carbon monoxide from becoming a problem at all.

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