Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How does carbon monoxide poisoning affect pregnancy?

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  • Unborn children can be especially at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning even though it can take longer for the CO to reach dangerous levels in the fetus than the mother. If the mother loses consciousness while being exposed to CO, the fetus can be most at risk and may experience either short- or long-term problems. However, if the CO poisoning is mild and the mother is treated, there are usually no direct effects on the fetus.

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