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Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

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What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colourless and odourless gas that is produced as a result of incomplete burning of carbon-containing fuels.

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced when tobacco products are burnt
  • It is one of the most harmful parts of the cigarette, especially for cardiovascular and respiratory illness

The health effects of CO saturation in the blood above 1% become noticeable as well:

  • From 1% to 5%, your heart rate goes up
  • From 2% to 15%, your exercise tolerance goes down
  • From 15% to 20%, headache and visual distortions can occur

A lack of oxygen in cells also forces the heart to work harder to distribute oxygen around the body. This makes CO a major contributor to heart disease, including heart attacks and circulation problems to the brain, therefore increasing the risk of having a stroke.

Carbon Monoxide Chart

Click here to view the chart.

By using a breath Carbon Monoxide Monitor, you are able to measure the amount of Carbon Monoxide (CO) that is in your blood. The chart above can be used to track your progress.


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