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Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, catching individuals off guard or in their sleep. The "silent killer" is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, portable generators or furnaces. When the gas builds up in enclosed spaces, people or animals who breathe it can be poisoned. It is important to take steps to ensure you stay safe.
The National Safety Council recommends the following to avoid CO poisoning:
In the event your carbon monoxide alarm sounds:
For additional information, visit the National Safety Council website.