The truth about carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide is a leading cause of poisoning death worldwide AND a leading cause of poisoning related injury
- but the injury side of the story is virtually ignored.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is well known for its danger and the range of symptoms when a person is being poisoned.
However, just because someone removes themself from the environment that poisoned them does not mean they have
escaped the velcro-like grip of carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is much less known for the complex, baffling and disabling health problems it can cause in the
weeks, months, and years after the poisoning injury.
Carbon monoxide injury causes or triggers cellular malfunctioning - which in turn can cause, trigger, or worsen
any number of health problems.
Because symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning mimic so many common health problems, most victims don't even know
they are actually being poisoned by carbon monoxide - yet they may go on to experience health problems because of
Many people make a full recovery however, an unknown but significant percentage experience a wide range of
ongoing health issues - almost always unaware that carbon monoxide related injury could be at the root of the
The symptoms and after effects may be obvious or they can be subtle. Never-the-less, poisoning can leave its
mark in many ways.
This site is made by poisoning survivors
There is a shortage of information about the real impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. This site is here to
change that. It brings a view that can only come from those that know what it is like to have been poisoned - as
well as live with the long term impact.
This site is for:
Often a survivor and those around them never understand that it is the injury and damage resulting from
poisoning that has subtly or significantly altered their health, behavior, and experience of what it means to be
Although difficult to prove, health issues related to poisoning damage can surface years later. "Footprints" of carbon monoxide injury are almost always diagnosed as
commonly known health problems and disorders.
This site can be used to help understand how a past poisoning may still be playing a role, like that of a silent
stalker in a survivors life.
Some of this information is "heavy" but it is helpful to:
For someone poisoned by multiple
exposures, it can be an extremely important "aha moment" to come to the understanding that an uninvited
intruder (CO) has been silently meddling in their life - and in some cases, the lives of their entire household or
building - often for years.
The symptoms and effects
while elevated levels of carbon monoxide are in the body can be minor but can also be extremely serious - causing
damage - affecting the brain, heart, nervous system, endocrine
system, and other organs - resulting in subtle and not-so-subtle changes to personality, behavior, and health.
People respond differently to the same level of carbon monoxide exposure. Symptoms and after effects can range
from mild to severe in people with the same level of exposure.
The short term and long term symptoms and effects of carbon monoxide poisoning
can affect the daily functioning, work, finances, relationships, and future of more than just the survivor.
Getting help and treatment for ongoing health issues related to poisoning can be extremely frustrating for
survivors. This drove us to create the first ever online program to provide information and recovery support for survivors.
Only knowledge, a level of self awareness and the will to recover can help navigate the potentially rocky road
caused by poisoning.
This site is dedicated to those that have had their lives and health needlessly stolen - and to all people
affected by the toxic echoes of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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