A fundamental part of the human respiratory process, carbon dioxide is regularly exhaled from our bodies as a waste product of the body. While a small percentage does naturally exist in the body, an abundance of carbon dioxide is a surefire path to health problems. Environments containing a surplus of carbon dioxide can quickly lead even the healthiest individuals to experience carbon dioxide poisoning.
Anyone should seek immediate legal backing should they fall victim to carbon dioxide poisoning to know what options may be available to them. At Gill & Chamas, we will make swift work of deciphering the legal environment of your situation.
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A surplus of carbon dioxide can result in damage to the respiratory and central nervous systems of the body as well as conditions like hypercapnia. Extended exposure to carbon dioxide can even prove fatal.
If your health has been affected by carbon dioxide poisoning, be it an accident or otherwise, you need to be made aware of your legal options. We will work diligently on your behalf to explore the most effective means of making your case.
About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide poisoning can occur in people that use gasoline-powered tools including high-pressure power washers, cutting saws, floor buffers, welders, compressors, and generators in buildings. Even in areas that seem to be well-ventilated, carbon monoxide can rapidly accumulate and build up to dangerous amounts within minutes. Employers and equipment users should not allow the use of gasoline-powered engines inside buildings or enclosed areas unless gas engines can be located outside away from air intakes. Personal carbon monoxide monitors should be used and equipped with audible alarms to warn workers when CO concentrations are too high. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) ceiling limit for CO is 200 parts per million.
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