Understanding The Carbon Monoxide Levels And Symptoms

By | December 13, 2017

carbon monoxide levels and symptoms
Carbon monoxide can cause several problems to human from headache to death. It depends on carbon monoxide level and time exposure.

Each level has different symptoms and effects. So, it is very important to understand the carbon monoxide levels and symptoms.

It is recommended that you explain the carbon monoxide levels and symptoms to your whole family members or employees in your office to make them understand well.

To make them always aware about it, place one copy of it on a appropriate place inside your home or office. Use enough large font size to it easy to read.

Carbon Monoxide Levels and Symptoms

CO Level in ppmExposure TimeSymptoms
358 hoursMaximum exposure allowed by OSHA in the workplace over an eight hour period.
2002-3 hoursMild headache, fatigue, nausea and dizziness.
4001-2 hoursSerious headache- other symptoms intensify. Life threatening after 3 hours.
80045 minutesDizziness, nausea and convulsions. Unconscious within 2 hours. Death within 2-3 hours.
1,60020 minutesHeadache, dizziness and nausea. Death within 1 hour.
3,2005-10 minutesHeadache, dizziness and nausea. Death within 1 hour.
6,4001-2 minutesHeadache, dizziness and nausea. Death within 25-30 minutes.
12,8001-3 minutesDeath.

Source: bioengr.ag.utk.edu/extension/extprog/safety/Fire/COdetector.htm

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