Submitted by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Originally published on PSEG ENERGIZE!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 20,000 people are taken to an emergency room and 400 people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
What causes carbon monoxide poisoning?
Carbon monoxide may be released as the result of improper functioning of:
When carbon monoxide is released in an enclosed area such as a home, it may result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms, including:
If you experience these symptoms after being in an enclosed area, go out into fresh air immediately.
Seek emergency medical help if symptoms do not quickly improve. Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to serious illness and even death.
How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
Be sure to check the batteries of your carbon monoxide detector at least every six months.
Other ways to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning include:
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