Essay about Carbon Monoxide

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Mike Parks
COMX 111
Informative Speech
Preparation outline

General Purpose: To inform my audience about Carbon Monoxide poisoning, symptoms of exposure, the effects it can cause, where it can be detected, and how to prevent becoming a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience how to become more aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to prevent exposure.
Central Idea: Carbon Monoxide is a deadly, odorless, colorless, tasteless gas but with proper education and detection you can avoid becoming another statistic of carbon monoxide poisoning.

I. What is Carbon Monoxide poisoning? (According to Anne Marie Helmenstine) A. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is when a person
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V. Early detection of excessive carbon monoxide can be key in avoiding over exposure. A. Detection of carbon monoxide can be difficult due to it not having any odor, color or taste, but there are ways to help you detect this silent killer. 1. Carbon monoxide detectors are a person’s main defense in detection and are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and can be very effective as long as consumer’s follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
I. What is Carbon Monoxide and how is it produced? (David G. Penny stated CO was) A. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is created when there is an incomplete burning of assorted fuels. 1. These fuels can consist of various types, such as natural gas, coal, wood, charcoal, oil, propane and kerosene. B. Equipment with internal combustion engines are a common source of carbon monoxide producers. (Mary 1. These types of engines can be found not only in cars and trucks, but in boats, lawn mowers and generators to name a few. 2. There are propane powered floor buffer/burnishes’ that are indoor tools which may be dangerous if you don’t have proper ventilation 3. Gas powered tools like lawn mowers generators fork lifts and tractors can cause carbon monoxide exposure when used in poorly ventilated areas. 4. Smoke from a fire, including a building fire. II. Who is at increased risk for Carbon
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