Once spring makes an appearance, many Texas boating enthusiasts begin making plans for boating adventures. If you are among these Texans, then you may be preparing your boat and going over a safety checklist to make sure that nothing interrupts your time on the water.
In previous articles, we looked at the causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of getting tested for carbon monoxide exposure. Now, we turn our attention to the long-term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
How can something so seemingly innocent be so bad? Carbon monoxide is odorless, it is colorless and it can kill you. Despite the frequent warnings regarding carbon monoxide safety, numerous people suffer injuries or die from carbon monoxide poisoning accidents every year.
We have all heard the warnings about carbon monoxide, the silent killer. Perhaps you have seen TV shows or movies where carbon monoxide overcomes people, rendering them unconscious. Perhaps those fictional characters even died from breathing the odorless gas.