You CAN’T see or smell Carbon Monoxide, but it CAN Kill...
By law, all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source are required to install carbon monoxide detectors within the home.
Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly
You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burn fuel are maintained and used properly, the amount of CO produced is usually not hazardous. However, if appliances are not working properly or are used incorrectly, dangerous levels of CO can result.
Be safe. Practice the DO’s and DON’Ts of carbon monoxide.
CO Poisoning Symptoms
- Severe headaches
You can even die if high CO levels persist for a long time. Low levels can cause shortness of breath, mild nausea, and mild headaches, and may have longer term effects on your health. Since many of these symptoms are similar to those of the flu, food poisoning, or other illnesses, you may not think that CO poisoning could be the cause.