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If I left the stove for 8 hours can I get carbon monoxide poisoning?

If I left the stove for 8 hours can I get carbon monoxide poisoning?

Possibly: Carbon monoxide (co) is formed when burning fuel for example gas, but not electric stoves. If the stove is not burning properly or not vented properly then co can build up. If you are concerned there are home co detectors that you can buy at hardware stores, which will tell you if the level is too high. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Can heat production in the oven part of the stove cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Depends: Unlikely in an electric stove. Household appliances, such as gas fires, boilers, central heating systems, water heaters, cookers and open fires which use gas, oil, coal and wood may be possible sources of carbon monoxide gas. It happens when the fuel does not burn fully. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Left stove on 14 hours, could this have caused carbon monoxide poisoning?

Left stove on 14 hours, could this have caused carbon monoxide poisoning?

Maybe: Gas stoves could be faulty. Get your home checked for carbon monoxide levels. Detectors are available at numerous hardware stores, and by most codes, should be present in homes. Your utility company could also check the situation. ...Read more

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Do I have carbon monoxide poisoning? I left stove on for 12 hours..

Do I have carbon monoxide poisoning? I left stove on for 12 hours..

Probably not: But you don't give enough information. I would assume you have a gas stove. You give no symptoms. If you have headache, dizziness, and nausea, these are the most common symptoms. If you can improve the ventilation in the home and do not leave the stove on. Please note these symptoms are also common with other things as well. ...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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Can one get carbon monoxide poisoning from an old fashioned wood fireplace?

Yes: Incomplete conbustion of wood without good ventilation of the room can lead to poisonoud build up of carbon monoxide. Every room with fireplace should have a carbon monoxide meter. ...Read more

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Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?

Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?

Unlikely: Carbon monoxide comes from incomplete combustion of the auto fuel and will accumulate in a closed space like a garage. The situation you describe would allow the carbon monoxide to disperse in the air and not affect you. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I should get checked for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Symptoms: Usually people have symptoms such as headache, tingling in the hands, or other feelings that alert someone that something is wrong. ...Read more

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Could I have carbon monoxide poisoning if I don't get furnace checked yearly?

CO poisoning: If the furnace malfunctions it is possible that it may emit more carbon monoxide than usuall and lead toxicity. Consider having a carbon monoxide detector in the house (install one on each floor of your house). ...Read more

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If you are dizzy from carbon monoxide poisoning, do you still have time to get out before you pass out?

If you are dizzy from carbon monoxide poisoning, do you still have time to get out before you pass out?

Yes: In general, dizziness is achieved with several hours of low dose exposure -- such as 35 parts per million. Nausea and convulsions along with dizziness will be seen in <1 hour of 800 parts per million exposure. So, the symptoms vary based on amount of exposure and time duration of the exposure. ...Read more

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Do you get any shortness of breath with early carbon monoxide poisoning?

Most do not: Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless - it tends to affect mentation and thinking first. ...Read more

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Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause chest pains and breathing problems, feel better when im not home but soon as I get home, breathing, don't feel myself?

Sort of: Although they are symptoms of co poisoning, other things are more likely such as allergy to household irritants such as mold or tobacco. Having said that, co detectors are easily available and use them to reassure u. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from a heater?

Follow link: Here are all symptoms and the description http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/carbon_monoxide_poisoning/page3_em. Htm. ...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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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning for kids?

Variable: Low level exposure often causes chronic headaches. As the level increases, dizziness, nausea & weakness are noted. This can progress to fainting, coma, seizures and breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Is it likely for somebody to give another person carbon monoxide poisoning?

No: Carbon monoxide poisoning is an environmental toxin. You can only be poisoned by breathing it in an environment contaminated by carbon monoxide. ...Read more

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Can you die from moderate Carbon monoxide poisoning if it's left un treated?

Unlikely: But chronic carbon monoxide exposure needs urgent correction and reversal due to risk of injury to cognitive brain function, and potential of Parkinson's disease-like problems. ...Read more

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Could I still die from carbon monoxide poisoning with new cars that have the catalytic converters?

Could I still die from carbon monoxide poisoning with new cars that have the catalytic converters?

Yes: If there I leak in your exhaust system with carbon monoxide leaking into your car interior and you are driving with closed windows for a long time you may experience carbon monoxide poisoning. ...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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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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Is it possible to die from carbon monoxide poisoning while inside a tunnel?

Perhaps: Damage from carbon monoxide is dependent on eventual concentration within the blood stream, the lower levels maybe causing only headache and cherry red finger colorations, the higher levels with more lethal tendencies. Exposure can occur anywhere motors generate co. ...Read more

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Does carbon monoxide poisoning cause bloating?

Not typically: Bloating is not typically reported with carbon monoxide poisoning. It can however affect your metabolism, and it may be possible to have secondary bloating. But honestly, if you have carbon monoxide poisoning, bloating would be the least of your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes carbon monoxide poisoning to cause vomiting?

Lack of oxygen: It is the lack of usuable oxygen to your tissues. The hemoglobin in your red blood cells bind the carbon monoxide but it sticks so strongly that it cannot get unloaded in the tissues where it's needed. Your organs then go into anaerobic (without oxygen) metabolism and the waste product is lactic acid. This as well adds to the vomiting. ...Read more

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I had carbon monoxide poisoning and I am wondering if I still have it and should I go to a doctor, I still have a lot of the same symptoms I had?

Get carbon monoxide: It normally clears with therapy in 4 hours and you should have no symptoms unless you r getting exposed at home get your exhaust system checked. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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