carbon monoxide poisoning

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June 17, 2016

Philadelphia Lawyers Review the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning (CO) poses a significant threat to many as it often goes undetected. The deadly gas is produced when burning certain fuel sources, such as coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas, and oil used for fuel. CO is colorless and has no noticeable odor. For this reason, carbon monoxide is often called the “silent killer.” Nationwide, carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the primary causes of accidental poisonings. Sadly, there are approximately 1,000 fatalities due to CO poisoning annually. Moreover, carbon monoxide poisoning causes thousands of non-fatal injuries each year that require treatment in hospital emergency rooms. Carbon Monoxide […]