CO is called the "Invisible Killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Learn how to protect your family from this deadly gas.
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.
An Alarm Can Save Your Life
Working CO alarms matter. Install one and check its batteries regularly.
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