Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and toxic gas. It is a product of incomplete combustion coming from sources such as kerosene or gas space heaters, wood stoves, fireplaces, gasoline-powered equipment, automobile exhaust, and tobacco smoke. Exposure to CO usually comes from these sources when they are not properly maintained and/or being used in an area that is not well ventilated.
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Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning; install a carbon monoxide detector in your home, make sure fuel-burning appliances are connected and operating correctly, and have fireplaces checked once a year for proper ventilation. Learn more from the Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet.
If CO poisoning is suspected, move everyone to an area with fresh air and call 911 and the Palmetto Poison Center (1-800-222-1222).