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How can you avoid danger from carbon monoxide?

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Here are some tips for avoiding problems with carbon monoxide:

  • Get detectors for your home.
  • Have a technician inspect your fireplace and heating system, water heater and other fuel-burning appliances every year.
  • Don’t use emergency generators in your garage or basement.
  • Only use charcoal grills and portable camp stoves outdoors.
  • Only use space heaters when someone is awake to keep an eye on them. Don’t use a gas oven for heat.
  • Have your vehicle’s exhaust system checked each year.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Carbon dioxide poisoning.”

Mayo Clinic: “Carbon monoxide poisoning.” “Emphysema.”

National Fire Protection Association: “Carbon monoxide.”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: “The Invisible Killer.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Carbon dioxide poisoning.”

Mayo Clinic: “Carbon monoxide poisoning.” “Emphysema.”

National Fire Protection Association: “Carbon monoxide.”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: “The Invisible Killer.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

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