Portable Carbon Monoxide Detectors

One of the greatest risks of carbon monoxide poisoning is staying at hotels and ski lodges. Sadly, most states do not mandate CO detectors in all hotel rooms. The solution? A portable carbon monoxide detector. Where to get one? Finding…

Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Construction Site

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Not the water, but today's news reports highlight another springtime hazard, construction sites. According to WHDH news in Boston, a construction worker was overcome today from what…

Carbon Monoxide and Boating?

As we shiver on a wet and windy day in Chicago, it seems bizarre to talk about boating, yet that season is soon upon us. (We hope.) As outboard motors replace the fires we build in our furnaces, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning shifts…

Spring is not the End of the Carbon Monoxide Season

As the weather improves, the impression might be that risk of Carbon monoxide exposure is lessening. While in terms of total numbers such might be the case, spring and summer do come with significant risk factors for CO poisoning. Seriously,…

Carbon Monoxide Delayed Effects

I have several times on this blog preached about the delayed effects of Carbon Monoxide Exposure, "Delayed Neurological Sequelae" or DNS, but a recent study confirms that an early study that cardiac or heart damage from carbon monoxide exposure…

Another Pennsylvania Carbon Monoxide Exposure

It is probably just the perception from what makes the national news, but Pennsylvania seems to be the hardest hit this winter for Carbon Monoxide poisoning. The latest story to make news on Carbon monoxide exposure takes place in Altoona,…
EDITORS NOTE: While the primary focus of this blog is carbon monoxide poisoning, all toxic exposures are relevant herein. The same type of issues that can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, can cause immediate fire or explosion risk, as per these…

Carbon Monoxide Death Lost in Political Shuffle

As all eyes in the political spectrum turned to Ohio, and the plight of Youngstown is on every politician's tongue, a man from nearby Vienna, Ohio quietly dies from carbon monoxide poisoning. In the wake of his death, paramedics put out a call…

Carbon Monoxide and Boating?

It is winter, below zero here in Wisconsin this week, and I am warning about boating and carbon monoxide? As I joked to a friend who asked me about sailing - the water is a little hard right now. Still, the carbon monoxide story of the day…

Winter Kills - Carbon Monoxide Claims Many More

This winter of 2008, there have been two well publicized mass shootings in my part time home state of Illinois, and many more mass killings from Carbon Monoxide. Even the election cycle news had to take a pause for the Northern Illinois tragedy.…