‘As applicable in Nigeria, the use of generator is not an alternative, but a major source of power supply so we are at higher risk of this poison. CDC says ‘at least 430 people die in U.S from accidental CO poisoning’.’

Emobileclinic Health News: The Poisonous Effect of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is mostly generated through alternative power supply. As applicable in Nigeria, the use of generator is not an alternative, but a major source of power supply so we are at higher risk of this poison. CDC says ‘at least 430 people die in U.S from accidental CO poisoning’.

How to recognize the effect of CO poison;




    • Headache

    • Dizziness

    • Weakness

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Chest Pain

    • Confusion




Too much exposure can cause instant death during sleeping and those who drink alcohol regularly might not show these symptoms.

Preventive Tips;

  • Gas range or oven should not be used to heat up the house. Ventilation is highly important in the kitchen when cooking.

  • Car engine must not be in operative at an enclosed place like garage

  • ‘Generator, pressure washer or any gasoline-powered’ should not be in an enclosed setting, even if it has a window unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented’

  • Never use a charcoal grill, lantern or portable camping gas/stove inside the house

In the case of suspected CO it is absolutely important to consult your doctor.






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