Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous and poisonous gas. It is colorless and odorless, which makes it impossible to be seen with the Unclad eyes.
Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when carbon monoxide builds up in the bloodstream.
We have heard several tragic stories of how a whole family was killed by generator smoke (carbon monoxide).
One of the different ways in which this carbon monoxide is produced is burning gasoline that cars consume. It is very dangerous in the sense that you can feel the effect when it is too late.
If everything is as normal as it should be in your car, carbon monoxide from your exhaust pipe quickly disperses to a safe level. However, if some things go wrong, the security level will not stay the same
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50,000 people are hospitalized each year and 430 die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
The best way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning is to prevent any possible exposure to carbon monoxide.
Here are the 4 ways to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your car.
1. Make sure your exhaust system is working properly. Leaks in the exhaust system can displace carbon monoxide into your car. An exhaust system between engine and catalyst is the most dangerous.
2. Make sure your motor is set correctly. A detuned engine or a defective emission system can increase carbon monoxide levels.
3. Make sure there are no holes on the floor or the boot of your car. This is especially dangerous if exhaust gas comes out. Danfo people will not hear that.
4. Never run your car in a closed garage. Open your garage before starting your car.