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Title: Carbon Monoxide


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Description
  • Chemical formula is CO
  • One carbon atom and one oxygen atom
  • Colorless
  • Odorless
  • Gas at room temp.
  • Do not confuse with CO2

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Sources
Burning anything organic (living or once
living-containing Carbon) and inhaling the fumes
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Methylene Chloride
  • A liquid found in degreasers, solvents and paint
    removers
  • Metabolized by the liver into CO
  • Can cause CO poisoning where CO is not inhaled

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Toxicity
  • Dangerous levels of CO
  • 100ppm
  • highly toxic

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Symptoms
  • HEADACHES
  • NAUSEA
  • DIZZINESS
  • BALANCE ISSUES
  • FATIGUE
  • JOINT PAIN
  • SLEEP ISSUES
  • CHEST
  • DISCOMFORT
  • Red blotchy skin
  • ASTHMA!

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Detection
Put near source furnace, fire place
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Cure and Lasting Effects
  • Cure
  • O2- replace CO on the hemoglobin
  • Get them outside if possible
  • Coffee or strong tea
  • Cotton with ammonium chloride
  • Makes person cough
  • Lasting Effects!
  • Brain Damage
  • Heart Damage
  • Endocrine Damage

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History
  • Early 1200s- Spanish alchemist Arnold of
    Villanova described a poisonous gas produced by
    the incomplete combustion of wood that was almost
    certainly carbon monoxide
  • Joseph Priestley- more recent and scientific
    study of CO

Deaths are rare for people who have high income
b/c they have to do proper maintenance...
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Where is it?
China
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Social Impacts
  • None
  • Can affect people of lower socio-economic status
    due to lower income.
  • Less money to make repairs to furnaces
  • Lower education levels
  • Less money to purchase
  • CO detectors

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Bibliography
  • http//www.carbon-monoxide-survivor.com/carbon-mon
    oxide-poisoning-damage.html
  • http//emedicine.medscape.com/article/819987-overv
    iew
  • http//www.uk2.net/blog/guide-to-making-money-onli
    ne-pt-1/
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