CO is called the "Invisible Killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Learn how to protect your family from this deadly gas. 

The Invisible Killer

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the "Invisible Killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

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An Alarm Can Save Your Life

Working CO alarms matter. Install one and check its batteries regularly.

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Research & Statistics

JANUARY 07, 2016

Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Deaths Associated with the Use of Consumer Products 2012 Annual Estimates

OCTOBER 13, 2015

Incidents, Deaths, and In-Depth Investigations Associated with Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide from Engine-Driven Generators and Other Engine-Driven Tools, 2004–2014

JANUARY 08, 2015

Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Deaths Associated with the Use of Consumer Products 2011 Annual Estimates


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