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

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

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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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

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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

Carbon monoxide poisoning is 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