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    Carbon Monoxide Emergencies

Carbon Monoxide Emergencies -What To Do

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that results from incomplete burning of fuels such as natural gas, propane, oil, wood, coal, and gasoline. Each year many people die from accidental CO poisoning and thousands more are injured.

The first symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include: headache; fatigue; shortness of breath; nausea; and dizziness.

If you think you have symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning or your CO alarm is sounding, CALL 911 and leave the building immediately.