How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

As weather conditions force people to spend more time indoors, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning grows. The odorless gas can knock people out before they realize they’re in trouble.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers ways to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Things to avoid doing in order to protect yourself:

*Don’t your gas stove or oven as a replacement for a heater.

*Don’t use charcoal grills or camping stoves indoors.

*Don’t leave a vehicle running inside a garage.

*Make sure your vents are clear.

It’s a good idea to invest in a carbon monoxide detector. Nausea, vomiting, chest pains and confusion are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The CDC says you should seek medical help if you suspect you’ve been poisoned.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

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