The NH Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program is your source for State and National environmental health data.
PHT is a cooperative initiative between the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Department of Environmental Services. NH EPHT is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health by providing science-based information on the trends and distributions of environmentally-related diseases.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a toxic gas that is invisible and odorless. Breathing high levels of CO can cause severe illness or death in a matter of minutes. All people and animals are at risk for CO poisoning.
What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, confusion and loss of consciousness. CO poisoning can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to those for other illnesses.
Most CO poisoning occurs in fall and winter months as a result of:
What can you do to prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Where can you learn more about Carbon Monoxide?
For detailed Carbon Monoxide Poisoning data in NH, visit NH Health WISDOM.
NH EPHT is part of the CDC's national Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The network was developed to integrate nationally consistent environment and public health data to support research, programs and policies that help protect the health of communities nationwide.
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