Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Experience

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Published: December 05

Twenty three years ago I was locked in a workshop with 3 cars running. I was hospitalized later with severe carbon monoxide poisoning. As I have got older, headaches have increased, tumors developed on my posterior aspect of my eyes, and I am always feeling short of breath. I am just curious if the event 23 years ago has contributed to this..

Published: November 30

I have a vacant apartment I've been working in for the last few weeks. It was very dirty after the tenant moved and we've been scrubbing down and re-painting from floor to ceiling. Yesterday I installed a carbon monoxide detector at approximately 5 PM (after being in the apartment with the gas wall heater running all day). This morning at 7 AM the adjacent tenant texted me that an alarm was sounding in the unit next door. I arrived approximately 15 minutes later and discovered the carbon monoxide detector was ringing. A technician looked at the heater and found it to be emitting carbon monoxide into the apartment and needs to be replaced. And I thought I was just being lazy! I found myself getting very unmotivated to work more than 4 to 5 hours per day. I've also been having an upset stomach every night and headaches (I thought those were due to a certain cupboard door I kept hitting my head on)! Very scary! If you don't have a carbon monoxide detector in your residence go to a hardware store and get one! They have units which plug directly into a wall outlet. Very easy to install!.