Carbon monoxide – poison in the air

Carbon monoxide – poison in the air

Carbon monoxide is formed both as a result of natural factors (forest fires or volcanic eruptions) and as a result of human activities, as a result of industrial and chemical activities, it is related to transport and heating of apartments by private users. The average Pole still uses heating devices that do not meet basic standards, uses low-quality fuel, which promotes the formation of carbon monoxide and its emission into the environment.

Tlenek węgla to toksyczny gaz jest jednym ze składników smogu w atmosferze. Jego stężenie w powietrzu jest jednak zdecydowanie mniejsze niż ma to miejsce w zamkniętych pomieszczeniach. Jeżeli jednak przez długi czas oddychamy powietrzem z niewielką zawartością tlenku węgla, wówczas możemy narazić się na szereg dolegliwości, w tym:

  • insomnia
  • trouble concentrating,
  • irritability,
  • frequent mood swings,
  • depressive states
  • shortness of breath,
  • feeling anxious
  • feeling tired and broken,
  • headache and dizziness
  • neuralgia,
  • lethargy,
  • memory impairment
  • fast heartbeat
  • nausea,
  • decreased appetite
  • disturbance of sensation in fingers,
  • shortness of breath.

Prolonged release of carbon monoxide into the body can expose you to a number of chronic diseases. In particular, the risk of developing asthma and allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as cancer and cardiovascular disease increases. Children and the elderly are particularly at risk.