More information on carbon monoxide poisoning

There are approximately 400 admissions to hospital with Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning in England each year and around 40-50 deaths.

CO exposure can lead to anoxic brain injury and this section explains what CO poisoning is, its symptoms, treatment and how to prevent it. A list of further useful resources is provided on the 'Useful links' page.

All the technical terms that are used are highlighted in bold and explained on the 'list of common brain injury terms' page, which you can access using the left-navigation.

  • Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include

  • Dull headache

  • Weakness

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Shortness of breath

  • Confusion

  • Blurred vision

  • Loss of consciousness

  • For advice and information on carbon monoxide poisoning visit these websites: