CO Poisoning: Danger Goes Up in the Winter

CO Poisoning: Danger Goes Up in the Winter

Nearly Half Carbon Monoxide Incidents Happen Jan through March

Author: Administrative Services Staff/Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Categories: Home Page, NEWS

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Every year an estimated 400 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized, according to the CDC. But how can people protect themselves and their families from being poisoned by carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that can kill you? Experts say there are several ways.

Since carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when a buildup of gas occurs indoors, people need to make sure their appliances and other equipment is examined every year and get a carbon monoxide detector. "Consumers have to know that any fuel-powered appliance - whether charcoal, wood, gas, propane, natural gas or oil - if you run it in or near the house, it can poison you," said Jim Davis, a carbon monoxide expert and a trainer for the National Comfort Institute.

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