Do You Know?
A lot of us are probably not aware of the fact that generators release carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide as well. It reacts with oxygen very readily and forms the carbon dioxide. But the important part to know here is that if the generators are kept in an enclosed area in a not so well-ventilated place, it may lead to carbon monoxide.
Generally the carbon monoxide released gets mixed with oxygen and forms carbon dioxide, which is pretty much what we humans need, but if the generator isn’t kept in an area that is well ventilated, there will be insufficient oxygen to react with and this will lead to the release of carbon monoxide and its poisoning could even cause death.
The worst part about carbon monoxide gas is that you cannot smell it nor does it have any taste or color. So you may be inhaling carbon monoxide and won’t have a single clue about it. This makes it very difficult to detect in a normal daily life routine.
Carbon monoxide can enter our body system and displace the oxygen from its haemoglobin which may also cause death due to lack of circulation of oxygen.
So, the real question is how do we prevent it? Well the basic solution or rather common sense is that the generator should not be kept indoors or in garages or in any enclosed area. It is good to keep it outside in the surroundings. But, what if that is not possible?
Is there any other alternative?
Of course! Then there is another way. There are monoxide detectors found which can be installed in the house or your enclosure.
But, still it is suggested that we should go for the first solution as precaution is always better than cure.
However, that is not the end to the solutions you got on your plate. These days, generators include a safety feature to prevent the poisoning so there isn’t much to worry about.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be one of the threatening causes of death or would increase your chances for hospitalization.It is hard to detect the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning because it includes a wide range of symptoms including headache, fever, chest pain etc but one can never be sure of it until and unless he visits the hospital.
However, this menace can be addressed or prevented. By obeying relevant safety precautions as regards the use of fuel-based generators and incorporating new technologies.