Canary in a coalmine Presentation sean turner

Why is carbon monoxide found in pockets of coal?

Carbon monoxide is found in pockets of coal simply because it just developed in the coal throughout time due to the low temperature oxidation of coal.


Where else might carbon monoxide be found in your environment?

In my environment carbon monoxide can be found outside and inside; the carbon monoxide outside comes from the cars and cigarette smokers, and inside carbon monoxide comes from my stove.

What are risk factors for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Risk factors for carbon monoxide poisoning is pregnant women's unborn babies because it can make them more susceptible to harm. Also younger children take more breaths than adults so they are more likely to get carbon monoxide poisoning. Older adults who experience poisoning have a bigger chance of brain damage.


Is there a possibility that you can come in contact with carbon monoxide during your day?

There is definitely a possibly that you can come in contact with carbon monoxide during my day. If you are outside when someone cranks their car, or you are around an individual that is smoking, even if you are in the kitchen while someone is cooking.

What are some contemporary sources of this gas?

Some contemporary sources of this gas are furnaces, dryers, ovens, stoves, space heaters, and charcoal grills.


What are health effects of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Health effects of carbon dioxide poisoning is headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, and even death.


How would you protect yourself or your family from carbon monoxide poisoning?

One of the best ways to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning is by purchasing a carbon monoxide detector for your house. You could also use your gas appliances like you're supposed to. Also have your heating system serviced.

What do you find as the most startling fact about carbon dioxide?

The most startling fact about carbon monoxide is that it can be used to make a laser, and it's used to make sodas.


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