pstrongspan stylefont-size12.0ptmso-bidi-font-size10.0ptfont-familyquotArial Narrowquotquotsans-serifquotmso-fareast-font-familyCalibrimso-fareast-theme-fontminor-latinmso-bidi-font-familyquotTimes New Romanquotmso-ansi-languageEN-USmso-fareast-languageEN-USmso-bidi-languageAR-SAWhat is carbon monoxidespanstrongspan stylefont-size12.0ptmso-bidi-font-size10.0ptfont-familyquotArial Narrowquotquotsans-serifquotmso-fareast-font-familyCalibrimso-fareast-theme-fontminor-latinmso-bidi-font-familyquotTimes New Romanquotmso-ansi-languageEN-USmso-fareast-languageEN-USmso-bidi-languageAR-SAbrbrCarbon Monoxide CO is a gas you can not see taste or smell.nbsp It iscreated when fuels such as kerosene gasoline wood coal natural gaspropane oil and methane burn incompletely.nbsp Vehicles or generatorsrunning in an attached garage or near a window or door can also produce dangerouslevels of carbon monoxide which could be deadly.brbrstrongWhat is the dangerstrongbrbrCO enters your body as you breathe.nbsp CO poisoning can be confused with theflu food poisoning and other illnesses.nbsp Symptoms include headachenausea dizziness light-headedness and shortness of breath.nbsp Extremelyhigh levels of CO can cause death within minutes.nbsp A person can bepoisoned by a small amount of CO over a long period of time or by a largeamount of CO over a short period of time.nbspbrbrstrongCO alarms in the homestrongbrbrInstall CO alarms outside of sleeping areas and where recommended bymanufactures.nbsp Know the difference between smoke alarms and COalarms.nbsp Replace batteries in CO alarms twice a year and test once amonth.nbsp Most CO alarms have shorter life periods than smoke detectors andshould be replaced according to manufacturers recommendations.nbspbrbrstrongIf the CO alarm sounds…strongbrbrMove outdoors or by an open window or door.nbsp Account for everyone in thehome.nbsp Call 9-1-1 from a fresh air location and remain there untilemergency personnel arrive.nbspbrbrstrongReducing the carbon monoxide riskstrongbrbrHave all fuel burning home equipment inspected by a professional everyyear.nbsp Keep dryer stove furnace and fireplace vents clear of ice snowdirt leaves and other debris.nbsp NEVER use the oven to heat yourhome.nbsp Only use BBQ grills and generators outside away from all doorswindows and vent openings.nbsp NEVER use them in the home or garage or nearbuilding openingsspanppp