Carbon Monoxide poisoning from smoke?
February 20, 2010 5:07 PM Subscribe
Can I get carbon monoxide poisoning from burned food? Today, I made oatmeal on an electric stove ... only, I totally forgot about it. When I finally realized, the whole room (very small one-bedroom flat) was filled with smoke, and the oatmeal was thoroughly burned. Everything else is fine, but right now, I'm just worried that I might get carbon monoxide poisoning. Should I rush over to the emergency room right now, or can I wait till Monday to see a doctor?
posted by moiraine to health & fitness (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It has been about 12 hours since, and I tried to air the place the best I could -- left the windows open for two hours, turned on the ventilators. However, the whole place still smells of smoke.
Yes, I do have a CO detector, but I am not sure as to its effectiveness.
I have a slight headache, but that could be attributed to many things.