Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, dizziness, fatigue/weakness, sleepiness and mental confusion, nausea/vomiting, irregular breathing, chest pain, faintness, or loss of consciousness. If you feel these symptoms, get fresh air immediately. Consult a physician if the symptoms are mild. If the symptoms are severe, call 911. Donít ignore the symptoms, especially if more than one person is feeling them.
Anytime fueled appliances (water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers, range/stove, fireplaces, wood stoves, etc.) are used in the house, there is potential for CO buildup if the appliances are not properly vented to the outside.
What can you do to prevent this from happening in your home?
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