|KentuckyOne Cancer Care Provides Individuals with Free Test for Carbon Monoxide at State Fair|
KentuckyOne Cancer Care Provides Individuals with Free Test For Carbon Monoxide at State Fair
KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care is offering a special screening for fairgoers to test the levels of carbon monoxide in the blood stream. The tester is called a Smokerlyzer Breath CO Monitor and individuals blow into it and get results. Test results showing high levels could indicate a gas leak in the home, smoking related indicators or exposure to secondhand smoke.
The test is free of charge for all state fair attendees today and tomorrow in the KentuckyOne Health booth. There is normally a fee for the Smokerlyzer Breath CO Monitor test when performed in a physician’s office and is covered by insurance.
WHAT: Free Carbon Monoxide Screening Available from KentuckyOne Cancer Care
WHERE: Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, August 21/22, 2014
Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas. CO reduces the amount of oxygen taken up by the body, and it can also act as an indicator as to the possible level of some 7,000 toxic substances in cigarette smoke, 60 of which cause cancer. Health issues caused by carbon monoxide include effects on the heart, circulation and breathing.