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Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly.

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Carbon Monoxide project work. Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly. Recently, a family of 4 were found dead at their home, from carbon monoxide poisoning. Neighbours, of Jeffery Cheetham, his wife Bevery and their sons Christopher and Carl, called police after noticing that curtains at the house had been drawn since Sunday. After officers broke in several overcome by gas and had to be taken to hospital for tests. This proves that carbon monoxide still kills in the 21st century. Its a silent killer. You can't see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide (CO) ...read more.

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Every year in the UK more than 4,000 people die in accidents in the home and nearly three million turn up at accident and emergency departments seeking treatment. But, because the accidents happen behind closed doors in isolated incidents they rarely attract public and media attention. However there are three main categories of accident which account for approximately two-thirds (67%) of all home accidents. Symptoms and science of carbon monoxide poisoning. Reports by the Consumer Information Centre and the American Lung Association, when CO is present in the air, it rapidly accumulates in the blood, causing symptoms similar to the flu, such as: * headaches, * fatigue, * nausea, * dizziness, * confusion and * Breathing difficulty. ...read more.

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First battery powered co decors were made possible by using a optical dectictin technique based on colour chemistry however because this type of sensor continually absorbs even a very low level of co that are always in the air it is difficult to obtain a reliable base line from which to measure the concentration of gas present. Recommendations for protecting your family. When temperatures drop, people close their windows tight and turn on the heat for warmth,if your furnace, water heater, stove or other fuel-burning appliances are not burning fuel completely and there isn't sufficient ventilation, you could be exposed to CO. One way to protect yourself and your family is to install UL-Listed CO alarms. They're designed to detect elevated levels of CO and sound an alarm to alert you and your family of a potential poisoning risk. ...read more.

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