Carbon Monoxide : Always Silent, Potentially Deadly
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety
An Odorless, But Potentially Deadly, Gas Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Breathing in carbon monoxide can displace the oxygen in your blood, causing carbon monoxide poisoning. Severe cases of carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly. The stages of carbon monoxide poisoning produce unexplained symptoms, such as:
Sudden flu-like symptoms
Headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue
Nausea or vomiting
Dizziness, lightheadedness, mental confusion, drowsiness
Rapid or fluttering heartbeat
Read more about carbon monoxide and how to keep your family safe and informed.
Did you Know? The risk of carbon monoxide exposure occurs more frequently in winter months when people use furnaces, fireplaces and portable generators to stay warm.
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Appliance Safety & Maintenance
Carbon monoxide can be caused by improper installation, poor maintenance, appliance misuse or failure.
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Last modified on
Wednesday, 22 February 2017