By sunflow • 9th Jan 2019 • 382 views • 68 comments

What are the long-term health risks of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Even minor cases of CO poisoning can cause serious complications. 

These may include:

brain damage

heart damage

organ damage


Due to the seriousness of these potential complications, it’s important to get help as soon as possible if you believe you have CO poisoning.

How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

To avoid getting CO poisoning, you can take the following preventive measures:

Ensure there’s plenty of ventilation in areas with appliances or in a recreational vehicle that burn gas, wood, propane, or other fuel.

Buy a CO detector and place it in an area near the source of CO. Make sure to change the batteries regularly.

Don’t fall asleep or sit for a long time in an idling car that’s in an enclosed space.

Don’t sleep near a gas or kerosene space heater.

Don’t ignore symptoms of CO poisoning.

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