CARBON MONOXIDE

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Carbon Monoxide is a toxic, flammable, colorless and odorless gas.

Molecolar
Weight
Relative Density
@101.325 kPa
@25C (Air=1)

EXPOSURE LIMITS

TWAEV
Time-Weighted Average Exposure Values
STEV
Short-Term Exposure Values

COMMON USES

Primarily in Mineral Processing

By-Product of Combustion

BLOOD SATURATION % CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN

BLOOD SATURATION % CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN

0-10

No symptoms

10-20

Tightness across the forehead, possible

slight headache

20-30

Headache and throbbing in temples

30-40

Severe headache, weakness, dizziness

dimness of vision, nausea, possible collapse

40-50

Increased possibility of collapse, increased respiration and pulse

50-60

Increased respiration and pulse, possible

coma and intermittent convulsions

60-70

Coma and intermittent convulsions, depressed

heart action and respiration, possible death

70-80

Weak pulse, slow respiration, respiratory

failure and death

 

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