the long-term health risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from cars
What are the long-term health risks of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Even minor cases of CO poisoning can cause serious complications.
These may include:
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.