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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...

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

Possibly. Long-term, low-level co poisoning is possible with an inefficient furnace or if its exhaust is blocked. A common but not 100% symptom is frequent headaches and loss of energy. Read more...
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...

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

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...
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...

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...
Depends. If your vehicle is in reasonable condition, its design channels the carbon monoxide to the outside air. A rise in your blood CO level of a trivial amount might occur.If you have breaks in exhaust system, and in your floorboards, the gas could leek into the cab and hurt you. Read more...

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...

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...

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...