Avoid Hypercapnia with C02 and Smoke Detectors

January 29th, 2013 griffincommunication



Who doesn’t love the surprise trip to the circus? When the time and location are appropriate, everyone loves a good stampede or circus show. Unless of course, this catastrophic circus occurs in your home- in the middle of the night.


Having quality C02 and smoke detectors is the best way to avoid unwarranted excitement. Properly installed and maintained detectors will protect your home 24 hours a day without fail. Let the noises heard in your home be the dull roar of a CO2 or smoke detector striving to save you from Hypercapnia.


Victims of carbon dioxide poisoning die of hypercapnia, a condition in which there is too high a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood. Carbon dioxide is a waste product of the metabolic process of cells. It is exhaled by the lungs. Normally, the blood contains 40 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) of carbon dioxide. Once the blood contains more than 45 mm Hg of 40 carbon dioxide, hypercapnia will start to occur.
Hypercapnia can be caused by lung diseases such as emphysema, by reduced consciousness leading to hypoventilation, or by exposure to an environment in which the atmosphere has high levels of carbon dioxide present, such as in mine shafts.”
Read more: How Does Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Kill a Human? | eHow.com


Everyone wants to add a little excitement to this life, but a tragedy in the middle of the night is not the kind of exhilaration anyone wants. The solution: go out to the circus; don’t let it come to your home.

Post by Brandy Griffin of Griffin Communication.

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