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How to avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the winter?
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November 4, 2016
How to avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the winter?

With lower temperatures, health officials recalled the simple steps to take to protect yourselves from the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide is a completely odorless, invisible, non-irritating gas, hence its extreme danger. Each year, this toxic gas is responsible for hundreds of deaths in India. Intoxications are mainly caused by the boilers with a ventilation or installation fault.

 

Between September 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, there were 829 CO poisoning involving 3,520 people, despite the mild weather last winter was one of the warmest winter since 1900. Between 1 September 2016 and 17 October 2016, 79 carbon monoxide poisoning have involved 247 people. According to these figures, it is important to know the right ways of prevention.

 

The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can affect Everyone.

The devices using fuels (natural gas, wood, coal, fuel oil, butane, propane, gasoline or petroleum etc.) for the production of heat or light are all likely. If the conditions for their operation are not ideal they will produce carbon monoxide (CO).
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To reduce the risk, adopt the Right Moves:

  • Before winter, do routine inspection and maintenance of heating systems, hot water production devices and flues (mechanical sweeping) by a qualified professional.
  • Every day, even when it’s cold, ventilate your accommodations at least for 10 minutes.
  • Keep your ventilation systems in good working order and do not block the air inlets and outlets.
  • Always follow combustion devices using instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  • Never operate the continuous auxiliary heaters, imperatively place generators outside buildings.
  • Never use these appliances for heating, they not intended for this use: stove, brazier, barbecue, etc.
  • Collectively: especially the organizers of rallies (cultural or religious events, family gatherings, for example) should be careful.

Poisoning associated with the use of gas heaters are common and concern each year hundreds of people in India.

 

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

Symptoms – headache, fatigue, nausea – appear more or less quickly and can affect several people in the home. A significant poisoning can lead to coma and death, sometimes within minutes. We must act very quickly in case of suspicion of poisoning, ventilate immediately, if possible stop combustion appliances, evacuate the premises and call for help by dialing Emergency Numbers.

The management of intoxicated people must act quickly at the first symptoms and may require hospitalization.
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A Brochure to inform about the reflexes that protect.

The brochure “The dangers of carbon monoxide, to understand” broadcast by Public Health which shows the dangers of gas appliances and installations which may emit CO, as well as good advice to avoid poisoning. It is distributed to town halls, maternal and child health services (PMI), the medical laboratories.
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