General hazards of Carbon Dioxide

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CO2 is recognised as a workplace hazard at high concentrations.

However, CO2 is naturally present in the air we breathe at a concentration of about 0.037% and is not harmful. At room temperature and atmospheric pressure CO2 is a colourless and odourless gas and, because of this, people are unable to see it or smell it at higher concentrations.

As the concentration CO2 in air rises it can cause headaches, dizziness, confusion and loss of consciousness.

CO2 is classed as a ‘substance hazardous to health’ under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

Make sure you have CO2 sensors included in your building either on new design or retrospectively. Clarkson Controls can provide full support in specification, installation and supply of product. Our UK designed i-con sensors and controllers are ready to ship. If you want to order, or arrange a demonstration please get in touch.

The effects and symptoms of CO2 exposure: