Carbon monoxide exposure one or more times in the past: How can I tell?
Carbon monoxide exposure - if you have had a higher than normal level of exposure then you have been poisoned,
it is a question of how severe it is.
Blood can be tested for unsafe levels of carbon
monoxide but only if it is done within a few hours after a person is removed from the source of carbon
As soon as a person breathes fresh air the level of carbon monoxide in the blood begins to decrease and
slowly returns to normal levels. However, a person may still experience effects.
Some people are at higher risk of
effects than others.
To our knowledge, there are no medical tests that can directly confirm that a person has been
exposed-to and poisoned-by carbon monoxide at some point in the past. Please contact us if you are aware of a definitive test.
However, the likelihood of previous carbon monoxide exposure and therefore poisoning can be indirectly
investigated several ways.
If you suspect you may have had carbon monoxide exposure one time in the past:
If you suspect you may have had carbon monoxide exposure multiple times in the past:
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