Carbon Monoxide Danger Signs + Symptoms
What Are Carbon Monoxide Danger Signs?
-You or other members of your family have symptoms of CO exposure (see above).
-You notice a sharp, penetrating odour or smell of gas when your furnace or other fuel-burning equipment turns on.
-The air is stale or stuffy.
-The pilot light of your furnace or other fuel-burning equipment goes out.
-Chalky white powder forms on the chimney/exhaust vent pipe or soot build-up occurs around the exhaust vent.
Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, confusion, dizziness, burning eyes, drowsiness or faintness. - In the most severe cases, CO poisoning can cause loss of consciousness and even death. - The elderly, children, people with heart or respiratory conditions and pets may experience the effects of CO earlier than others.
What Are The Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?