Carbon monoxide (CO), a product of incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, is an odorless, tasteless, colorless, and nonirritating gas that is impossible to detect by the senses of an exposed person. Exposure to CO is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in the United States and many other countries. This video shows the effects carbon dioxide, oxygen, and carbon monoxide have on the blood.
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This project was supported by the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) of the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, through Grant Number R25OD010511-01A1. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH.