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Recognizing carbon monoxide poisoning
Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide detectors
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Every year more than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and over 20,000 people visit the emergency room. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that is produced when anything is burned. Gas and oil furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, and wood burning and gas stoves are sources in the home. The only way to know if you are being exposed to carbon monoxide is by using a detector.
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency
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