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  • mild
  • For slowly developing residential CO problems, occupants and/or physicians can mistake mild to moderate CO poisoning symptoms for the flu, which sometimes results in tragic deaths. (cpsc.gov)
  • Warns
  • OSHA warns employers that if the poisoning occurs in a confined space, rescuers could be exposed to fatal levels of CO. The agency advises rescue attempts in confined spaces only if rescuers are experienced at performing recovery operations and using recovery equipment. (shrm.org)
  • kerosene
  • 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)
  • victim
  • One of Connecticut's boating fatalities in 2001 was attributed to CO poisoning while the victim was teak surfing. (ct.gov)
  • More than one-third of carbon monoxide-related deaths occur when the victim is asleep. (harvard.edu)
  • Often psychological counseling for the victim and family will help for all to cope with the life altering effects of this cruel poison. (prweb.com)
  • breathe
  • In this same manner, there are some gases that we breathe in, that are harmful to us, in that when they are taken in large amount, would cause blood poisoning and eventually death. (thisdaylive.com)
  • dioxide
  • In turn, carbon dioxide (CO2) is released from the blood into the exhaled breath. (news-medical.net)
  • Carbon monoxide readily reacts with the hydroxyl radical (OH) forming a much stronger, greenhouse gas--carbon dioxide. (smore.com)
  • Our own bodies, like other living organisms, produce non-toxic carbon dioxide from the 'burning' of food fuel inside our cells which is called respiration and we exhale this CO2 through our lungs. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • coal
  • Carbon monoxide, sometimes called coal gas, has been known as a toxic substance since the third century B.C. It was used for executions and suicides in early Rome . (encyclopedia.com)
  • deaths
  • The presented manuscript describes the carbon monoxide (CO) related deaths in Portugal over a period of 3 years, based on autopsies carried out at the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, from January 2012 to December 2014. (medworm.com)
  • grills
  • Many household items including gas- and oil-burning furnaces, portable generators, and charcoal grills produce this poison gas. (cdc.gov)