1. Main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
Exposure to carbon monoxide gas (CO) can cause symptoms that resemble to flu. They may include headache, nausea, faintness, burning eyes, disorientation, drowsiness and fainting. However, the difference from flu-like symptoms is absence of fever. In severe cases, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to brain damage and death.
Children, seniors and individuals with heart or respiratory diseases are especially sensitive to carbon monoxide.
When gas concentration is high, it can poison the body in 5 min. The signs of carbon monoxide poisoning can be hard to reveal. If you think you or someone else may have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, get into fresh air and dial 911 immediately.