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Wakesurfing and Boating Carbon Monoxide Safety Information

One of the first and primary goals we have at wake9.com is safety, especially safety while wakesurfing. Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning is a safety issue while boating and therefore also a concern while wakesurfing. However, how serious is the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning while wakesurfing? What is teak surfing? Are teak surfing and wakesurfing the same? Can you die while teak surfing or wake surfing? How much carbon monoxide does it take to kill you? This page and the embedded Youtube video are designed to help answer these and other questions. First, watch the video and then read over the rest of the page for more detailed information that we researched before making the video. The information comes from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Center for Disease Control, and other helpful locations.

We will be using this page to compile more Carbon Monoxide Safety information as the information is updated by various sources. Keep this page bookmarked, or you can remember this easy to remember web address:


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Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/co/ Lots of information on carbon monoxide poisoning and also boat related information and resources to download.

Information from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
http://www.uscgboating.org/news/default.aspx?ArticleId=76 Carbon monoxide information specifically related to boating.

Information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC)
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/466.html Question and answer page about carbon monoxide with some good specific information on symptoms and levels.

Information from Dr. Larry Mann and Fresh Air Exhaust
http://www.freshairexhaust.com/#carbonMonoxide Dr. Larry Mann has done a lot of his own research and has invented the Fresh Air Exhaust system.

Comprehensive USCG "Safe Distance" Study
Download in PDF Comprehensive study testing safe distances from behind the boat, definitely a must read.

ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) TH-22 Educational info about Carbon Monoxide
Download in PDF Comprehensive information on CO and boating, excellent information on effects of CO over time.

Good ol' Wikipedia Information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide_poisoning Wikipedia should never be used as a single authoritative source, but this page still hase some great information.

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