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 are the symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning?
- Q Can carbon monoxide poisoning have complications?
- Q What should I know about burning charcoal and carbon monoxide poisoning?
- Q Is carbon monoxide poisoning serious for adults?
- Q What are the treatment options for carbon monoxide poisoning?
- Q Should I be worried about carbon monoxide poisoning?