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A 24-year-old female asked:

I was so tired that i put water to boil on stove and forgot about it for a half hour then i went to the kitchen balcony was open, the inside of the pan is burned and there is a strong burning smell, how likely that i got carbon monoxide poison?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
No gas was emitted from boiling pot, but it is good you are aware of carbon monoxide poison. If you had a faulty space heater or furnace than a chance of poisoning. Don't do anything that can cause a problem in future if you are tired, get sleep and function with a sound mind.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is highly unlikely that any carbon monoxide was emitted in the incident you described. Get HPV, Flu and Covid vaccines. Wish you good health! Safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines
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Last updated Jan 26, 2022


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