What carbon monoxide level is dangerous to your health?
The health effects of carbon monoxide (CO) depend on the level of CO and length of exposure, as well as each individual's health condition. The concentration of CO is measured in parts per million (ppm). Health effects from exposure to CO levels of approximately 1 to 70 ppm are uncertain, but most people will not experience any symptoms. Some heart patients might experience an increase in chest pain. As CO levels increase and remain above 70 ppm, symptoms may become more noticeable (headache, fatigue, nausea). As CO levels increase above 150 to 200 ppm, disorientation, unconsciousness, and death are possible.

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1. What is the definition of a dwelling unit?
2. Does a duplex qualify as a single family dwelling?
3. Where should carbon monoxide devices be installed in homes?
4. Does SB-183 require carbon monoxide devices be installed in each room?
5. At what height / location should a carbon monoxide device be mounted?
6. Can I replace my existing smoke detector with a carbon monoxide device?
7. How many types of carbon monoxide devices are available?
8. What is the difference between a carbon monoxide alarm and a carbon monoxide detector?
9. Are carbon monoxide devices required to be approved by the State Fire Marshal?
10. If someone has a carbon monoxide device that is not listed by the State Fire Marshal prior to the law, can they maintain it or does it have to be replaced?
11. What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
12. What carbon monoxide level is dangerous to your health?
13. What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
14. What has changed in carbon monoxide detectors / alarms recently?
15. How should I install a carbon monoxide alarm?
16. What should I do when the carbon monoxide detector / alarm sounds?
17. How should a consumer test a carbon monoxide detector / alarm to make sure it is working?
18. What is the role of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in preventing carbon monoxide poisoning?
19. Should carbon monoxide detectors / alarms be used in motor homes and other recreational vehicles?