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Carbon Monoxide Gas

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and poisonous gas that is created be internal-combustion engines.  Carbon Monoxide can be extremely dangerous and can cause death or serious injuries, if inhaled by people or animals.  Dangerous conditions include a motor vehicle running in an enclosed area such as a garage, exhaust created by a boat, or a power generator running inside a home or garage.  Because it is a colorless and odorless gas, it is not always apparent when carbon monoxide is present or may be a potential danger.  The presence of carbon monoxide can sometimes be determined by the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning including headaches, fatigue, nausea and dizziness. 

If carbon monoxide poisoning is not caught in its early stages it can lead to passing out, brain damage, and even death.  Thus, it is extremely important to be aware of heaters, generators, and other household appliances that can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.  These if left on over night can incapacitate everyone in a home, tent, or cabin and prevent them from getting out of harm's way.  Domestic carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented by the use of household carbon monoxide detectors.

If you have any questions about carbon monoxide poisoning, feel free to send an e-mail to toxicexposure@texaslawyers.com or submit an inquiry through the online form on this page.

Information on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Work Place

Many businesses use ovens, forklifts, and other equipment that create carbon monoxide.  These businesses if in a strip mall or other enclosed areas can cause carbon monoxide poisoning for neighboring businesses and employees.  If you, your employees, or your customers are experiencing headaches, fatigue, nausea, and dizziness, you might want to test for carbon monoxide gas in your environment as well as investigate the use of any combustion engines or equipment that may create carbon monoxide gas as well as the ventilation system of your work place.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs after people or animals inhale carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a product of combustion of organic matter under conditions of restricted oxygen supply, which prevents complete oxidation to carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, and is often difficult for people to detect.

Carbon monoxide is a significantly toxic gas with poisoning being the most common type of fatal poisoning in many countries. Symptoms of mild poisoning include headaches, fainting, and flu-like effects; larger exposures can lead to significant toxicity of the central nervous system and heart. Following a significant poisoning, cognitive impairments, apathy, depression, headaches and dizziness often occurs. Carbon monoxide can also have severe effects on the fetus of a pregnant woman.

The mechanisms by which carbon monoxide produces toxic effects are not yet fully understood, but hemoglobin, myoglobin, and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase are thought to be compromised. Treatment largely consists of administering 100% oxygen or hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

If you have any questions about carbon monoxide poisoning, feel free to send an e-mail to toxicexposure@toxicexposurelaw.com.


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