You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as natural gas, oil, kerosene, wood or coal is burned. The symptoms of CO poisoning mimic those of the flu, including headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or loss of consciousness.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING OR IF CO DETECTOR GOES OFF:
For more information on Carbon Monoxide go to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Indoor Environmental Quality website resources
Connecticut Poison Control Center
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Public Health
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: December2016