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Carbon monoxide (CO) is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, "There are
2,100 unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide (CO) every year." Also, more
10,000 CO injuries occur annually from this colorless, odorless, and tasteless
CO can be produced from gas furnaces, space heaters, clogged vents,
even a car running in a closed garage. Anything that burns fuel can produce
It is the product of incomplete combustion, and it can kill in minutes or
depending on the amount in the air. If inhaled at damaging levels, CO
can lead to breathing difficulties, impaired judgment and memory, damage to
nervous system, cardiac trauma, brain damage, coma, or even death.
Everyone is susceptible, but experts agree that unborn babies, young
women, senior citizens, and people with heart or respiratory problems are
vulnerable and are at the highest risk for death or serious injury.
Both the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association
fuel burning appliances should be inspected once a year by a qualified
and CO alarms are valuable tools that could potentially prevent
A Carbon Monoxide leak from your furnace or washing machine could create a
situation for you and your family.