2/29/12 – Dr. Hildy – Death By Carbon Monoxide – OneCellOneLightRadio
Dr. Hildegarde Staninger™, RIET-1, welcomes her Guest, Attorney Julia Swanson, a partner at Swanson & McKibbin in Beverly Hills, California. The focus of the firm’s practice is carbon monoxide poisoning and its consequent brain injury. The firm also handles other toxic exposure. She has been in practice for 20 years in Southern California, after graduating from New York Law School.
Every day we’re faced with easily identifiable dangers to our well-being. So many that it seems like even leaving the house is a rewardable act of bravery. But what if there’s something in your own home that poses a threat to your immediate safety? What if it poses a threat to your physical – and mental – health? And what if it isn’t the Internet? Despite sounding like a sensationalized teaser from the local news, this threat is very real – and there is no way for you to detect it.
This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Staninger welcomes plaintiff injury attorney Julia Swanson to discuss this undetectable danger – carbon monoxide. While most people know about the danger posed by CO, as it’s use as an aid in suicide attempts is well-publicized, this is only one type of poisoning.
High-level, or acute, poisoning happens quickly and can lead to death or loss of consciousness. Though dangerous, it is often treatable as long as you don’t die, as the effects of the excess of CO can be counteracted with a high amount of oxygen inhalation, which helps offset the effects and regenerate the cells damaged. However, the more pressing danger is that of low-level, or chronic, poisoning, which is much more common. And much more deadly.
The danger of low-level poisoning stems mostly from the fact that CO is not detectable without special equipment. It’s a colorless, odorless gas that at low levels do not cause symptoms that are distinct enough to cause alarm. Dizziness, nausea and headaches are most common, and most sufferers will feel like they have the flu. However, long-term exposure will affect the hippocampus – the part of the brain that deals with memory. It is because of this that often the effects of low-level carbon monoxide exposure will be dismissed as an effect of aging. Loss of focus and concentration are often symptoms, as are common headaches and a numbness in one’s hands.
The most common cause of this exposure is from items you probably already have in your home. Gas stoves and wall heaters will emit low levels of CO after long periods of use if they have not been serviced properly. This is especially a problem in older apartment buildings, as landlords are often unaware of the problem and do not have the appliances regularly checked for their tenants. The state of California recently passed legislation making it mandatory that all new homes are built with CO detectors, but these do not often catch emissions at the levels where they can cause long-term exposure. It is the mission of Ms. Swanson to bring public awareness to the dangers of low-level exposure and to make sure that others do not fall victim to the same fate of her clients, while also trying new and alternative means of treatment for them.
Join Dr. Staninger and her guest Julia Swanson this week as they discuss the potential harm of long-term carbon monoxide exposure on One Cell, One Light Radio!
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DR. HILDY DEATH BY CARBON MONOXIDE 02/29 by OneCellOneLightRadio | Blog Talk Radio – FIRST HOUR – with Julia Swanson, Attorney http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onecellonelightradio/2012/02/29/dr-hildy-death-by-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
DR. HILDY – DEATH BY CARBON MONOXIDE 02/29 by OneCellOneLightRadio | Blog Talk Radio – SECOND HOUR – with Julia Swanson, Attorney http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onecellonelightradio/2012/02/29/dr-hildy–death-by-carbon-monoxide
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Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. They found Plath dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in the kitchen, with her head in the oven, having sealed the rooms between herself and her sleeping children with wet towels and cloths. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Plath
Bradley E. Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Boston. The official cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide poisoning.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Delp
Jerry Hunt (November 30, 1943 in Waco, Texas – November 27, 1993 in Canton, Texas) was an American composer who created works using live electronics partly controlled by his ritualistic performance techniques, influenced by his interest in the occult. He committed suicide in response to terminal cancer. He used carbon monoxide.
Zoe Anderson– the 24-year-old daughter of TED Curator Chris Anderson. She died tragically of carbon monoxide poisoning on December 28, 2010.
Kevin Carter (13 September 1960 in Johannesburg – 27 July 1994) was an award-winning South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning, aged 33, suicide
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