Poisoning is caused by the accumulation of toxic substances in the body.

Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae are present in water bodies and multiply in summer, thus forming "blooms" and scum.

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Health effects and general recommendations.

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear and odourless toxic gas. Inhaling it can be extremely dangerous to health and even cause death. Only a carbon monoxide alarm can detect the gas and warn you.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Symptoms, treatment, people at risk and what to do in case of symptoms or when a carbon monoxide alarm goes off.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Sources of carbon monoxide and precautions.

Last update: April 27, 2012 9:26 AM


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