A 31-year-old member asked:
Doctors, what are the biggest risk factors for carbon monoxide poisoning?
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Dr. Mark Fisheranswered
Neurology 31 years experience
That's easy: The major risk factor for carbon monoxide poisoning is breathing in a lot of carbon monoxide. You don't need a doctor to tell you that; yout mother can tell you that. I'm not being rude; I'm pointing out that your question doesn't require any medical knowledge or expertise. It's something anyone can look up & understand. Check the websites of the CDC & the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What are the main risk factors for carbon monoxide poisoning?
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Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Poor ventilation: Combustion of flammable items requires oxygen, and poor ventilation promotes incomplete burning with presence of excess carbon monoxide. Can occur in cabins with wood burning stoves, cars with faulty exhaust systems, even obstructed home gas furnace systems.
2.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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