What is carbon monoxide poisoning? Is it the same when people die in a closed room with fire wood burning?
Hello, What is carbon monoxide poisoning? Is it the same when people die in a closed room with fire wood burning? Please leave your comments on this. How to prevent this condition? Is it curable or not?
@papan Carbon monoxide is an odourless colourless gas and it binds avidly to hemoglobin resulting in tissue hypoxia and metabolic acidosis. It is known as the “Silent Killer” and is the number one cause of poisoning fatalities. Fireplaces and other fuel-burning appliances are the leading sources for exposure to carbon monoxide. With the proper awareness and preventative action, CO poisoning is entirely preventable. It is produced when fuels such as wood, gas, charcoal, kerosene, and oil are burned. A fire which burns efficiently and which has proper ventilation up through a sound chimney does not typically release dangerous quantities of carbon monoxide into a home. Mild to moderate exposure will cause drowsiness headache fatigue and breathlessness but in serious cases it may lead to coma and death.