How many people are unintentionally poisoned by CO?

Every year, over 200 people in the United States die from CO produced by fuel-burning appliances (furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters). Others die from CO produced while burning charcoal inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent. Still others die from CO produced by cars left running in attached garages. Several thousand people go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment for CO poisoning.

Show All Answers

1. What is carbon monoxide (CO), and how is it produced in the home?
2. How many people are unintentionally poisoned by CO?
3. What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
4. What should you do to prevent CO poisoning?
5. What CO level is dangerous to your health?
6. What should you do if you are experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning?
7. What has changed in CO detectors/alarms recently?
8. How should I install a CO Alarm?
9. What should you do when the CO detector/alarm sounds?
10. How should a consumer test a CO detector/alarm to make sure it is working?
11. What is the role of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in preventing CO poisoning?
12. Do some cities require that CO detectors/alarms be installed?
13. Should CO detectors/alarms be used in motor homes and other recreational vehicles?