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Patient Guide / Poison Control / Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas, but it is very dangerous because it can lead to loss of consciousness and death. It is found in smoke produced by combustion, such as smoke from firewood, lanterns, ovens, gas stoves and heating systems. Carbon monoxide from smoke accumulates in places where there is no pure air current, leading to poisoning when inhaled.

symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

• Confusion.

• Chest pain.

• Dizziness.

• Headaches.

• Nausea.


• Weakness.

It can lead to loss of consciousness and death when inhaling a large amount.

** If you suspect that someone is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, you should immediately take him to a well ventilated place and call an ambulance to take him to the nearest hospital.


* A smoke detector should be used as a means of protection.