Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and non-irritating gas that can suffocate an exposed worker without warning. Carbon monoxide is toxic to the human body because the body's red blood cells will absorb CO in preference to oxygen. Exposure can result in a range of symptoms from headache all the way to nervous system impairment, coma and death.
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