Carbon Monoxide Poisoning What To Look Out For
Martin an emergency plumber explains; If you ever wonder where to find carbon monoxide poisoning then your going to be disappointed as there is not enough advice give nor is there enough support out there in the plumbing industry. Martin Smith point out the most popular questions when it comes to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
The Top 10 questions asked when facing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Can I smell carbon monoxide?
- Can I hear carbon monoxide?
- Can I taste carbon monoxide?
- Can I see carbon monoxide?
- Is Carbon Monoxide Poisonous?
- Latest News on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
- Is there enough support on carbon monoxide?
- Is there enough awareness on carbon monoxide?
- Should we all be aware what carbon monoxide does and who does this effect?
- Could we save lives when it comes to carbon monoxide?
Can I Smell Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon Monoxide is a deadly poisonous gas that has no smell and is not detected by any of the human senses so this means there is no message from the to the brain that lets the human know whether this is a CO leak in the air.
Can I hear carbon monoxide?
There is no noise to CO which means you will not hear it.
Can I taste carbon monoxide?
You can no smell carbon monoxide as it is odourless and tasteless.
Is Carbon Monoxide Poisonous?
Carbon monoxide is poisonous where it attacks your cells and replace the oxygen in your blood. Without oxygen in your blood, then the organs will stop working resulting in your body shutting down and possibly not waking up again. Less than 2% of CO can kill in between one and three minutes.
Can I see carbon monoxide?
CO gases are not visible, so this means you will not see it.
Latest News on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
- 2nd April 2013. Mother and daughter have died.
- 3rd April 2013. Shain Gandee had dies.
- 25th April 2013. A Diss man has died
- 6th May 2013. A teenage girls and mother has been treated for carbon moxide.
When it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning news then the list is endless as this is only some that manage to get to press. There is no automatic testing of dead bodies for CO in the UK, even in case of unexplained death.
Is there enough support on carbon monoxide?
The answer to there being enough support on CO, then the answer is no as if there was enough support, then we would not being ending up with the amount of news of the unfortunate.
Is there enough awareness on carbon monoxide?
Here is what Martin Smith has had to say, “as a well known emergency plumber in the UK, I believe there is not enough awareness but like anyone, I have an opinion, my stats are backed up my interviewing gas engineers, plumbers and the general public. Until I recently looked in to this, I found myself shocked to why i have no carbon monoxide testing equipment in my home. What if I had an escape of carbon monoxide but was unaware? I couldn’t see it, hear it, smell it or feel it but had all the symptoms. I not a medical person and don’t know the signs. Maybe someone would listen after I’ve died or maybe not. It seems to me as those people who have the power are as silent as the carbon monoxide we may breathe in. Let’s say, let there be life and kill this disease once and for all”.
Should we all be aware what carbon monoxide does and who does this effect?
We should all be aware on who this effects, as this could be a relative such as your daughter, son, sister, brother, mother, father, grandfather or grandmother. Maybe your pet dog or your pet cat.
Could we save lives when it comes to carbon monoxide?
Could we save lives! The answer to this is yes we can save lives, it’s a bit like an MOT, a boiler service or a quick maintenance check but easier. All that is required is a small electric box and a yearly check as part of the maintenance of the home whether it be the gas check of the boiler or a visit from the plumber. As long as this is done at least once a year, how many life can we save at such a small price. More people die from carbon monoxide than a plane crash, so why spend more on making planes saver and spend it on making homes safer?
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