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Who is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous for infants, pregnant women, and people with ailments such as emphysema (which damages the air sacs in your lungs), asthma or heart disease. Smaller amounts of the fumes can hurt them.

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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