Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is produced by incomplete combustion of fuel, such as natural gas, oil, coal, wood and kerosene. It may come from appliances such as furnaces, gas fireplaces, water heaters, gas ovens, gas dryers, and automobile engines.
Many people confuse carbon monoxide poisoning with flu symptoms and fail to get the assistance they need. Symptoms might be headache, nausea,, vomiting, dizziness,, confusion and drowsiness.
Protect your family from the dangers of carbons monoxide poisoning which can be fatal.
Understand the Effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure
* Occupational Safety and Health Administration
|Concentration of CO in the Air
(ppm = parts per million)
|Approximate Inhalation Time and Symptoms Developed
||The maximum allowable concentration for continuous exposure for healthy adults in any 8-hour period, according to OSHA*.
||Slight headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea after 2-3 hours.
||Frontal headaches within 1-2 hours, life threatening after 3 hours.
||Dizziness, nausea and convulsions within 45 minutes. Unconsciousness within 2 hours. Death within 2-3 hours.
||Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes. Death within 1 hour.
||Headache, dizziness and nausea within 5-10 minutes. Death within 25-30 minutes.
||Headache, dizziness and nausea within 1-2 minutes. Death within 10-15 minutes.
||Death within 1-3 minutes.