TITLE

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Alert

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Each year, more than 1,700 children in the age group of five and under are poisoned by carbon monoxide, with most incidences occurring in the winter months. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and can be produced by anything in the home that uses gas, oil, kerosene, or wood as fuel. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea and chest pain. Children are particularly vulnerable because they have higher metabolic rates than adults and they breathe faster and inhale larger doses. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every floor in the house, especially in bedrooms.
ACCESSION #
11347470

 

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