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Carbon monoxide poisoning is sometimes mistakenly identified as what?

Alexa Spicer

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Deborah Edwards on November 2, 2018

When we breathe in red blood cells bonds to oxygen, but when we inhale carbon monoxide (CO), it attaches to red blood cells and the block of the the oxygen, and asphyxiation occurs. It is also known as "the Silent Killer".Headaches, the nausea and fatigue are some of the first the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is sometimes mistakenly identified as "The flu". Because this gas cannot be detected at home. It is produced by common household appliances, if it is not proper ventilation, such as water heaters, generators, cars, etc

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