Carbon Monoxide The Invisible Killer

Dated: October 20 2020

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Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep.

More than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 others are hospitalized.

Read the full article here: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/other-poisons/carbon-monoxide 

[Thanks to Advantage Services Home Inspection and Pest Control for sharing this National Safety Council link.]

Sources of carbon monoxide: "This "invisible killer" is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, portable generators or furnaces."

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