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How can cookstove lead to carbon monoxide poisoning?

How can cookstove lead to carbon monoxide poisoning?

Ventilation: Only if there is impaired exhaust of the products of combustion can a room develop co accumulation and the possibility of poisoning. Ventilation should always be to code to prevent this from happening. If you are concerned have a certified hvac technician evaluate you particular circumstance and recommend solutions. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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How can carbon monoxide poisoning happen?

How can carbon monoxide poisoning happen?

Exposure: Since carbon monoxide binds stronger to the hemoglobin molecule than oxygen, the presence of any level of carbon monoxide in your environment will eventually poison you if you do not remove it (or yourself). Combustion like burning gasoline, or other fuels can create it and if this is in a poorly ventilated area, it will linger and rise to toxic levels. ...Read more

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How long do you need to be exposed to carbon monoxide to develop carbon monoxide poisoning?

How long do you need to be exposed to carbon monoxide to develop carbon monoxide poisoning?

Not long: Carbon monoxide has a high affinity to the hemoglobin molecule, not allowing the oxygen molecules to bind. Exactly how long before one gets carbon monoxide poisoning depends on many factors including the health of the individual exposed and the concentration of the carbon monoxide. Avoid exposure by never burning anything inside a house (bbq, etc.). ...Read more

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How can carbon monoxide kill you from a car?

Same as from a fire.: :) co displaces 02 (oxygen) from the hemoglobin on red blood cells so they cannot transport oxygen to the tissues of the body. Co binds much more tightly, so takes a long time to come off on its own. Roughly speaking, the body is asphyxiated by lack of available oxygen to the cells that need it. ...Read more

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Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause someone to have a stroke?

Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause someone to have a stroke?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. In areas of the brain that are affected by poor blood flow (by atherosclerosis, etc), further reducing oxygen delivery can lead to a stroke. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can cause stroke even in healthy brain. ...Read more

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How do you treat carbon monoxide poisoning?

How do you treat carbon monoxide poisoning?

Oxygen and removal: Carbon monoxide causes its toxic effects by displacing oxygen in the blood. It is treated by removing the person from the carbon monoxide source and giving supplemental oxygen. There is some evidence suggesting that hyperbaric (high-pressure) oxygen speeds the recovery process. ...Read more

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Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes: Carbon monoxide (co) stays tightly bound to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin. Co comes off the hemoglobin gradually as the hours go by. Studies show carboxyhemoglobin's half-life to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) in regular air, but about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen for treatment of co poisoning. Increased oxygen makes the co come off the hemoglobin and leave the body sooner. ...Read more

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What can carbon monoxide poisoning from cigarettes do to you over time?

Hard to say: The body is able to tolerate the low level exposures to CO over time with no specific hardship.Any study of its potential effects is hampered by overlapping bad habits of smokers & the inability to isolate cause/effect in a scientific study.It is well known that there are dozens of toxic chemicals released in the smoke, besides the nicotine. Over time the negative consequences of these toxins kill ...Read more

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Is it possible for oil furnace to cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carb monoxide: Oil burning leaves much more cm than gaz is it does not burn as totally as gaz. ...Read more

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Approximately how long would it take to die from carbon monoxide poisoning through car exhaust?

Too long to make : either suicide or homicide worthwhile. Please call your state's suicide hotline at (877) 870-4673 or go to a hospital ER by ambulance or as a passenger in a private car now if you are contemplating methods of suicide. Be safe. ...Read more

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What to do if carbon monoxide poisoning?

CO poisoning: Remove person from the source of exposure, give oxygen, treat other symptoms according to severity. For example seizures, acidosis, heart abnormalities, low blood pressure, all done in hospital. ...Read more

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How long does carbon monoxide poisoning stay bound to hemoglobin?

Long time: Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin 200 times more tightly than oxygen. It is quite likely that the red cell with carbon monoxide bound hemoglobin will die out before it loses carbon monoxide. ...Read more

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Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from using the oven for long periods?

Typically not: While this is possible, proper ventilation and maintenance should prevent carbon monoxide from forming and building up. A home carbon monoxide detector can help make sure you are not in danger. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have carbon monoxide poisoning?

Early signs of CO: The early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are changes in intellectual abilities and level of consciousness. If you feel either of these, you should see your doctor and have a carbon monoxide level done. If it is elevated, have your home, workplace or school tested. ...Read more

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Can you be getting carbon monoxide poisoning while barbecueing?

Usually not: Carbon monoxide results from combustion of organic matter with restricted oxygen supply. Sources of carbon monoxide include cigarettes, faulty furnaces, heaters, vehicle exhaust, electrical generators, propane-fueled equipment such as portable stoves, and gasoline powered tools. ...Read more

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What causes death with carbon monoxide poisoning?

What causes death with carbon monoxide poisoning?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. This lack of oxygen, if severe and prolonged, can lead to stroke, heart attack, and eventual death. ...Read more

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What amount tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

What amount tuna can lead to mercury poisoning?

Depends on type of: Tuna. Big Eye & AHI Tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & White Albacore Tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

A condition in which a person has breathed in too much carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that comes from burning fossil fuels such as wood, ...Read more