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.
- Q What is carbon monoxide?
- Q How long does carbon monoxide poisoning last?
- Q How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
- Q What increases my risk of carbon monoxide poisoning?
- Q Can carbon monoxide poisoning have complications?
- Q Does carbon monoxide cause severe poisoning or death?