What are the symptoms?

Common symptoms include:

  • headache
  • nausea and stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • fainting
  • confusion
  • tiredness.

In severe cases, symptoms can include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • seizures
  • permanent brain injury
  • death.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning gradually get worse the longer you breath in the gas.

Who is at risk?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can affect anyone. People at higher risk include:

  • babies
  • pregnant women and their unborn babies
  • elderly
  • people with chronic medical problems, like heart disease.

Current as at: Tuesday 13 June 2023
Contact page owner: Environmental Health