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EPA Human Health Risk Assessment

A human health risk assessment is the process to estimate the nature and probability of adverse health effects in humans who may be exposed to chemicals in contaminated environmental media, now or in the future. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Global Maps

Colorless, odorless, and poisonous, carbon monoxide is one of the six major air pollutants regulated in the United States and in many other nations around the world. When carbon-based fuels, such as coal, wood, and oil, burn incompletely or inefficiently, they produce carbon monoxide. The gas is spread by winds and circulation patterns throughout the lower atmosphere (called the troposphere) Read More

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas which is produced from burning fuels such as wood, oil, natural gas, kerosene, coal, and gasoline. Because CO is invisible, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating, the gas can kill you before you are aware of its presence. There are many steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting sick or dying from CO gas poisoning. Versión en español. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning material containing carbon. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it; but carbon monoxide can kill you. Read More

Sources of Carbon Monoxide in the Workplace

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by all internal combustion engines including diesel and propane-powered engines. It is also produced by burning wood, paper or plastic products and from welding when carbon dioxide shielding gas is used. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Boating Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) can harm and even kill you inside or outside your boat! Did you also know: * CO symptoms are similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication * CO can affect you whether you’re underway, moored, or anchored * You cannot see, smell, or taste CO * CO can make you sick in seconds. In high enough concentrations, even a few breaths can be fatal Read More

Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers

Q and A on the dangers of carbon monoxide. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Advice

This site was developed to help everyone understand the dangers of carbon monoxide. In the site you will find the information that you are looking for, we think that we have thought of every eventuality but if you can’t find what you are looking for please email and we will endevour to answer your question. Read More

Qualified Hardware Library: Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, colorless and odorless, poisonous, and extremely dangerous toxic gas. It affects humans and animals alike, with variations or different levels of poisoning, depending on age and overall health, but most importantly, the concentration or quantity levels and duration of exposure of this toxic and extremely dangerous gas. Read More

UNEP in China: Building Back Better

This booklet describes the cleanup and redevelopment effort in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. A sustainable building design was included, which minimizes energy needs for cooling, heating, and lighting, is earthquake resistant, results in zero waste at the construction site, and is made with recycled materials. Read More


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