Carbon Monoxide

By Vijay Tummalapenta---WEL Trimester 2--- Mr. Skea

What is Carbon Monoxide?

  • Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas
  • It is made by the incomplete burning or combustion of certain gases including oxygen

What are the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide can cause the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Mental Confusion
  • Loss of Coordination
  • Death

What are some objects that produce Carbon Monoxide?

  • Electrical generators
  • Gas Stoves and Ovens
  • Water Heaters, Furnaces, and Boilers
  • Tobacco Smoke

Is There Any Safety Precaution You Can Take?

  • People can make sure they have properly installed CO detectors
  • Some states require Carbon Monoxide detectors as a law.
  • They can avoid using generators in enclosed spaces

Are Carbon Monoxide Detectors Useful and Reliable?

These detectors are pretty much reliable because the government has improved them much over the years. Citizens should make sure that they have detectors installed. Carbon monoxide detectors can sense very small amounts of CO.

How long does it take for carbon monoxide to affect the human body?

It depends on the amount of carbon monoxide and the duration of the exposure to definitely know when a person is going to die. The affects will eventually kill the person if the source keeps producing carbon monoxide.

How does carbon monoxide harm the body?

Carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in the blood and displaces blood in vital organs. This leads to lack of air and function.

Is Carbon Monoxide a Big Problem Today?

Carbon Monoxide claims lives almost every day. So many people die from this silent killer that is why I want to inform you about it. It is a big problem today.