Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Safe Use of Portable Generators

Type: pdf
Author: tp
Year of Publishing: 2012

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas known as the “silent killer.” Sources of CO can include any solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel-fired appliance including generators, fireplaces, and motor vehicles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths nationwide, with more than 400 deaths and 20,000 hospital visits every year. People are often unaware they are experiencing CO poisoning until it causes physical symptoms...