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Help please? How much carbon monoxide does it take to harm the human body?

It depends. There are exposure limits for carbon monoxide - 35 ppm, but individuals can be effected differently. Look here for more information - http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=1163&tid=253. The important thing to keep in mind is that effects are temporary. Read more...

What happens in your body 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...

What amount time does it take for carbon monoxide to affect you?

Immediate. Carbon monoxide poisons your red blood cells so they can't carry oxygen. It happens immediately and lasts for several hours. Since CO is odorless you don't know you're breathing it until enough is in your system for you to feel symptoms. . Read more...