Long-Term Effects of Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Long-Term Effects of Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning is a completely preventable occurrence with modern technology. If someone else was liable for your poisoning event, you should discuss the matter with a San Antonio carbon monoxide poisoning attorney as soon as possible. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 430 people die each year due […]

Do Texas Landlords Have to Install Smoke Detectors?

Do Texas Landlords Have to Install Smoke Detectors? Texas law does require landlords to install smoke detectors in rental properties. You can find the specific requirements in the Texas Property Code, Chapter 92, which establishes guidelines for residential tenancies. When landlords fail to comply with the law, tenants can suffer serious physical, mental, and financial harm – and even death. If the lack […]

CO poisoning: Is my car’s exhaust system dangerous?

CO poisoning: Is my car’s exhaust system dangerous? Is my car’s exhaust system dangerous? Hiding beneath our vehicles, our exhaust systems keep a low profile, but they are extremely important. They funnel away the dangerous gases produced during engine combustion. A broken exhaust system poses an extreme danger because it releases carbon monoxide (CO)—an odorless, tasteless, highly toxic gas—which can travel into the […]

Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Hotels

Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Hotels The Hidden Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Hotels The mere thought of experiencing a relaxing vacation in a hotel is enough to make anyone’s heart flutter. But beneath the veneer of luxury and comfort lies a lurking monster that could turn your idyllic paradise into a nightmare. This creature is the poisonous carbon monoxide […]

Symptoms and Common Misdiagnoses of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Symptoms and Common Misdiagnoses of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning We don’t pay much attention to the smoke rising off the grill, the exhaust trailing the family car, or the invisible backdraft flowing from the fireplace, but something lethal lurks in the fumes. Emitted during combustion, carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly compound that causes the most poisoning cases in the U.S. every year. Even […]

Universal Security Instruments Recalls 8,000 Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Universal Security Instruments Recalls 8,000 Carbon Monoxide Detectors Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent and deadly killer. There have been many publicized examples where people have died suddenly and mysteriously, and some blamed the deaths on carbon monoxide poisoning. For example, three American tourists died at a Sandals Resort in the Bahamas because of poisoning. They stayed in separate villas and reported feeling […]

Canary in the Coal Mine: Professions Prone to Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Canary in the Coal Mine: Professions Prone to Carbon Monoxide Exposure In the early 1900s, miners carried canary birds into the mines with them as poison testers. At the time, no available instruments could detect carbon monoxide (CO) – a lethal, tasteless, odorless, invisible, flammable gas. However, if the canary stopped singing or perished from CO exposure, miners knew to evacuate. Canaries have since become ingrained […]

Common questions about carbon monoxide poisoning

Common questions about carbon monoxide poisoning Carbon monoxide poisonings seem to increase during the colder months of the year. The heating systems that people use can put people at risk if they are not properly maintained or used as directed. Unfortunately, because carbon monoxide is so hard to detect, several die or suffer from serious illnesses before they are even aware […]

Critical signs of carbon monoxide poisoning

Critical signs of carbon monoxide poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning is very serious and can be fatal. Since the gas itself is invisible, tasteless and odorless, you may not know you are inhaling it until you lose consciousness. There have been cases where entire groups of people — such as workers who are gathered in a small, confined space or family members […]

2 surprising ways your family can get exposed to carbon monoxide

2 surprising ways your family can get exposed to carbon monoxide Some experts refer to carbon monoxide as a silent killer because people don’t realize that they have had dangerous levels of exposure to the gas until they display symptoms, at which point their exposure is already extreme. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can cause serious medical issues such as headaches and confusion, which can potentially lead […]

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