Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide – a colorless and odorless gas – can be produced from improperly vented furnaces, plugged or cracked chimneys, water heaters, fireplaces, stoves and tail pipes.
One of the most dangerous sources of carbon monoxide is car exhaust. Additionally, any appliance that burns fuel may emit carbon monoxide. Gas kitchen ranges and kerosene space heaters may emit carbon monoxide if they are not properly ventilated.
Hundreds of people die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year, and thousands of others suffer dizziness, severe headache and nausea.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
People with carbon monoxide poisoning often report feeling sick and having feelings of malaise which continue to worsen. The most common symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning is HEADACHE. However, symptoms may also include dizziness, chest pain, nausea and vomiting. In severe cases, people can become increasingly irritable, agitated and confused, eventually becoming lethargic and lapsing into unconsciousness.
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