Carbon Monoxide Safety / Awareness

Tips
  • Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas.
  • Common sources:
    • Unvented kerosene / gas space heaters
    • Leaking chimneys and fireplaces
    • Gas appliances
    • Wood stoves
    • Fireplaces
    • Generators
    • Gasoline-powered equipment
    • Automobile exhaust
  • Can cause flu-like symptoms:
    • Headache
    • Impaired vision and coordination
    • Dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Nausea
  • Have gas appliances inspected.
  • Have heating system inspected, cleaned, and tuned-up.
  • Do not idle car inside garage.
  • Purchase vented kerosene / gas heaters.
  • Install and use vented exhaust fans over stove.
  • Install at least one audible carbon monoxide alarm near the sleeping area.
  • If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, call 9-1-1.