• It is a common industrial hazard resulting from the incomplete burning of natural gas and any other material containing carbon such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal or wood. (shrm.org)
  • Carbon monoxide and hydrogen are the starting materials in the manufacture of methanol and also are used in the preparation of aldehydes and alcohols from olefins and in making mixtures of liquid hydrocarbons suitable for use as fuels. (britannica.com)
  • Following the first report that carbon monoxide is a normal neurotransmitter in 1993, as well as one of three gases that naturally modulate inflammatory responses in the body (the other two being nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide), carbon monoxide has received a great deal of clinical attention as a biological regulator. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 2006-2010 there were at least 26 people who died from carbon monoxide poising associated with camping equipment, including grills, lanterns, and stoves. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Coal gas, which was widely used before the 1960s for domestic lighting, cooking, and heating, had carbon monoxide as a significant fuel constituent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Carbon monoxide condenses to the liquid at -192° C (-314° F) and it freezes at -199° C (-326° F). It is only slightly soluble in water , and its physical properties closely resemble those of nitrogen. (britannica.com)
  • In biology, carbon monoxide is naturally produced by the action of heme oxygenase 1 and 2 on the heme from hemoglobin breakdown. (wikipedia.org)
  • Herein, mitochondrion is approached as the main cellular target of carbon monoxide (CO). In this paper, two main perspectives concerning CO modulation of mitochondrial functioning are evaluated. (hindawi.com)
  • Public interest in the health impacts of carbon monoxide (CO) has been increasing rapidly during the past decade. (google.com)
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics including carbon monoxide, clothes dryer and grilling. (healthfinder.gov)
  • During World War II , a gas mixture including carbon monoxide was used to keep motor vehicles running in parts of the world where gasoline and diesel fuel were scarce. (wikipedia.org)