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What should you do if you think carbon monoxide is affecting you or your alarm sounds?

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If you think carbon monoxide is affecting you or your alarm sounds, go outside. Make sure everyone else in the house is also in the clear.

If anyone has symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, get medical help right away.

Don’t go back into the house until it’s safe. Your fire department can help you figure that out.

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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