Carbon monoxide

CAS RN: 630-08-0

Other Fire Fighting Hazards

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Carbon monoxide is the most frequent cause of immediate fire deaths, and carbon monoxide poisoning should be suspected in every fire victim. Carbon monoxide levels at fires may reach 10%, which can raise carboxyhemoglobin levels in active firefighters without respiratory protection to 75% within 1 minute.
Asphyxiation due to carbon dioxide production may result /from combustion/.
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