Knowing the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Could Save Your Life - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/24/03

Knowing the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Could Save Your Life

Would coughing be a clue to carbon monoxide poisoning? NewsChannel 11 asked Lt. Mark Ethridge of the Lubbock Fire Departmnet.

"One of the things that might be misleading was the fact that they (are) coughing. Carbon monoxide could be included with smoke, but normally, coughing is not one of the symptoms that you would think would be associated with carbon monoxide," says Lieutenant Mark Ethridge with the Lubbock Fire Department.

Lt. Ethridge says when victims complain of headaches and nausea, that's realistic, but don't expect a cough to warn you about that colorless, odorless gas. The fire department will come to your house to check for carbon monoxide if you have gas appliances. Just call this number to set up an appointment: (806) 775-2635.

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