Carbon Monoxide Information:
Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly gas, which has earned the name of ‘the silent killer’. This gas is colourless, odourless and tasteless, and as such is extremely difficult to detect. However, there are many sources of carbon monoxide pollution, and everyday items within the home and office can pose a potential risk. Even your car or motor vehicle poses the risk of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
The effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can be devastating, and this gas can and dies kills thousands of people each year. Some people don’t even realise that they have been poisoned, simply slipping away in to unconsciousness or a deep sleep from which they will never reawaken. For those that don’t die, carbon monoxide poisoning can still cause long term damage and permanent damage and disability.
In order to try and minimise the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning to you and your family, it is essential to know the causes, the treatments and how to recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. This site will enable you to find out more about this deadly gas, and how you can help to minimise the risks in your home, car and office.
The dangers of carbon monoxide provides information on the various dangers associated with this gas, from the difficulty in being able to detect its presence, to its ability to cause serious damage and death.
What is carbon monoxide poisoning? goes into detail on what carbon monoxide is and how it can affect our health and out lives.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning details the various symptoms that are associated with this type of poisoning, as well as highlighting their non-specific nature.
Sources of carbon monoxide poisoning goes in to the various appliances and sources that can pose a risk of CO poisoning, both in the home and at work.
Prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning describes various steps and precautions that you can take in order to minimise on the risks of carbon monoxidepoisoning to yourself and your family.
Long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning lists the possible long term damage that can be caused by breathing in this deadly gas, and why these effects may come about.
Treatments for carbon monoxide poisoning explains the various treatments that are available, both in terms of the poisoning of the blood as well as the related illnesses that stem from CO poisoning.
The chemistry and science behind carbon monoxide poisoning explains more about how and why breathing in carbon monoxide can affect us so badly, and what sort of symptoms can be expected with various levels of saturation.
Carbon monoxide in your car details the history behind carbon monoxide emission from motor vehicles and highlights the importance of getting your vehicle checked. You can also find out more about how CO (carbon monoxide) fumes from your car can also affect your home.
Carbon monoxide in your home provides details on the types of appliances within the home that may pose a CO risk, as well as highlighting ways to make your home as carbon monoxide-proof as possible.
How to detect a carbon monoxide leak explains the difficulties of detecting carbon monoxide, and how to look for clues. You can also find out more about CO detectors and how they can help.
What to do if you suspect a carbon monoxide leak details the action you should take if you do suspect a leak, and the importance of acting quickly in order to minimise on CO poisoning.
The articles on this site should enable you to get a more detailed insight into what carbon monoxide is, what sort of dangers it poses and how we can all help to minimise on the risks that could cause serious damage or death.