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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. This page provides information on what the symptoms of CO poisoning are, how CO is produced, what one should do to prevent CO poisoning, and more.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

A CO Alarm Can Save Your Life

Learn about the importance of replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms annually.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. Find steps to reduce exposure to carbon monoxide.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Learn how you can prevent harmful exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas that can cause illness and death.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with Camping Equipment

Each year there are about 30 deaths and 450 injuries because of carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of portable camping heaters, lanterns, or stoves inside tents, campers, and vehicles. Follow these guidelines to prevent this colorless, odorless gas from poisoning you and your family.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Fire Protection Association: Safety Tip Sheets

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics including carbon monoxide, clothes dryer and grilling.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National Fire Protection Association

Poison Prevention - Fact Sheets & Safety Tips

Medications, household cleaners and even a leaky gas furnace can pose serious poisoning risks to your kids. Keeping potentially dangerous substances out of little hands is a sure way to prevent unintentional poisoning.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

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