What's invisible, odorless and can kill you?

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September 28, 2014

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that is difficult to detect because it is odorless and invisible, but it kills nearly 300 people in their homes each year. CO is produced by fuel-burning appliances and equipment in our homes. If you have heating, cooking or power equipment that uses fuels such as oil, natural gas, coal, wood, propane, gasoline, etc., then you need to guard against CO poisoning. Homes with attached garages are also at risk, because vehicles or equipment such as generators left running in the garage can cause CO to seep into the home. Use all household equipment properly to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Consider installing a CO alarms to provide early detection of a problem.

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