Mass Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Hendersonville Preschool Exposes Wide-Scale Threat to Those Most at Risk

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Hendersonville Preschool

On Friday February 22, 2019, 66 people from ages three months to 72 years old were treated at local hospitals after exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning at the First United Methodist Church Children First Preschool in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Carbon monoxide is a deadly colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood,…

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Carbon Monoxide Prevention Checklist, pt. 4 of 4

Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning No one is safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Everyone (including our pets) is at risk. However, unborn babies, pregnant mothers, young children, older folks, and those with heart or lung problems are particularly vulnerable. Know and educate your family on the signs and symptoms of carbon…

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Signs and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, pt. 2 of 4

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

  Everyone is exposed to small amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) throughout the day. However, at high levels or during continued exposure, CO can cause suffocation, resulting in loss of consciousness, brain damage, or death. Initial symptoms of CO poisoning can be mistaken for flu symptoms. Depending on the air concentration of CO and how…

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Prevention of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Events, pt. 1 of 4

Carbon Monoxide Prevention

  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a pollutant formed in many chemical reactions, thermal combustion processes, and in the incomplete decomposition of many organic materials. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless poison gas that can be fatal. Sometimes called the “silent killer,” CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen. It is said, if you have…

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