Carbon Monoxide - 11 Facts You Should Know

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Carbon monoxide is a poison gas. Unfortunately, you could not smell, taste or see it. Learn how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by knowing the 12 important facts about carbon monoxide gas, the invisible killer.

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Carbon Monoxide - 11 Facts You Should Know

  1. 1. 11 Facts Carbon Monoxide Gas ‘the invisible killer’ about
  2. 2. The US CDC: “every year 400 fatalities caused by unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in the US”
  3. 3. Carbon monoxide is generated from incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials. Fact No.1
  4. 4. Home appliances that can generate this gas are lawn mower, water heater, fireplace, gas stove, etc. Fact No.2
  5. 5. Carbon monoxide is a poison gas. Fact No.3
  6. 6. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless . Fact No.4
  7. 7. Only carbon monoxide detector can detect its presence. Fact No.5
  8. 8. You will not be able to detect carbon monoxide with your senses. Fact No.6
  9. 9. Once you breathe carbon monoxide, it will replace oxygen in your blood. Fact No.7
  10. 10. Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms are almost same with flu symptoms. Fact No.8
  11. 11. The initial symptoms include headache, fatigue, shortness of breathe, dizziness and nausea. Fact No.9
  12. 12. The symptom severity depends on carbon monoxide concentration and exposure time. Fact No.10
  13. 13. Good air ventilation is best way to avoid carbon monoxide builds up in the home. Fact No.11
  14. 14. First Alert CO615 is a plug-in type carbon monoxide detector. It is easy to install, with battery back- up, LCD display, audio alarm and accurate. Check it here.

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