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Where should u place carbon monoxide detectors? Near sleeping areas, but near baseboard or up higher? I've read contradictory opinions when "Googling"

Where should u place carbon monoxide detectors? Near sleeping areas, but near baseboard or up higher? I've read contradictory opinions when "Googling"

Anywhere.: They may be placed anywhere. The density of CO is so close to that of air that it does not layer. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21536403 J Emerg Med. 2012 Apr;42(4):478-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.03.015. Epub 2011 May 4. ...Read more

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How much carbon monoxide is lethal?

How much carbon monoxide is lethal?

50%: This varies, but 50% would be lethal for most people. However, small children, an unborn child, and elderly would be more susceptible to lower doses. Carbon monoxide binds to blood cells causing caboxyhemoglobin which makes the red cell unable to oxygenate. At 10 to 15 % most people will be symptomatic- headache, fatigue, flu like symptoms. As the perecentage increases so do the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a possible way to detect carbon monoxide?

Is there a possible way to detect carbon monoxide?

CO Detector: Carbon monoxide (co) is colorless, odorless, and lethal in adequate concentrations. It requires a specific detector, most of which are independent from a traditional "smoke detector, " but some brands are combination units. They are strongly encouraged for sleeping areas. ...Read more

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How are people poisoned by carbon monoxide?

How are people poisoned by carbon monoxide?

Treacherous: I trust you are not a smoker. A faulty home heater can kill an entire family in their sleep. An old automobile without a catalytic converter can kill a would-be garage suicide as well as his family in the adjacent rooms. Faulty engines in airplanes are infamous. Using the barbecue indoors is a very bad idea. Do not go back into a burning building. ...Read more

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How can carbon monoxide kill you from a car?

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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What's the risk of carbon monoxide in the blood?

What's the risk of carbon monoxide in the blood?

Danger of carbon mon: Carbon monoxide is a toxin affecting the brain.The carbon monoxide displaces oxygen carried by hemoglobin. As a result, damage comes from the lack of oxygen. ...Read more

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How do you prevent carbon monoxide in your house?

Prevent cab-monoxide: Aerate the home and find defect in the house. Good suction above oven and kitchen + good aeration of chimney. ...Read more