DO NOT rely on the use of smell or sight of
other gases to detect CO, because it diffuses in
the air much more rapidly than easily detectable
vapors (i.e. visible and aromatic vapors).
One or more of the following symptoms can signal the
adverse effect of CO accumulation:
Watering and itchy eyes
Inability to think coherently
Loss of physical coordination
Ringing in the ears
Tightness across the chest
B. What Makes Carbon Monoxide
Any time a material containing carbon burns such as
gasoline, natural gas, oil, propane, coal, or wood, CO is
Common sources of carbon monoxide are:
Internal combustion engines.
Open flame devices such as:
Central heating plants
The order of the above list is generally the se-
quence of appearance of symptoms. However,
the order of appearance may change for differ-
C. How a Person is Affected by Carbon
Carbon monoxide is absorbed by the lungs and reacts
reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. The
result is a lack of oxygen for the tissues with the subse-
quent tissue death and, if exposure is prolonged,
death of the individual.
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poison-
ing may easily be mistaken for seasickness.
Treatment (Evaluate, Ventilate, Evacuate, Inves-
tigate, Take Corrective Action)
D. Effects of Carbon Monoxide
Evaluate the situation and ventilate the area if pos-
Carbon monoxide in high concentrations can be fatal in
a matter of minutes. Lower concentrations must not be
ignored because the effects of exposure to CO are cu-
mulative and can be just as lethal.
Evacuate the area and move affected person(s) to
a fresh air environment.
Certain health related problems and age will increase
the effects of CO. People who smoke or are exposed to
high concentrations of cigarette smoke, consume alco-
hol or have lung disorders or heart problems, are par-
ticularly susceptible to an increase in the effects from
CO. However, all occupants’ health should be consid-
ered. Physical exertion accelerates the rate at which
the blood absorbs CO.
Observe the victim(s).
Administer oxygen if available.
Contact medical help. If the victim is not breathing,
perform rescue breathing or approved cardiopul-
monary resuscitation (CPR), as appropriate, until
medical help arrives and takes over.
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