150+ people die on average each year from consumer product-related carbon monoxide. Knowledge and awareness are the keys to protecting your family.
WINTER FIRE SAFETY
Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed. The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:
- Shortness of breath
High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:
- Mental confusion
- Loss of muscular coordination
- Loss of consciousness
- Ultimately death
Here are some helpful graphics about your home fire escape plan. Click the image to enlarge. We encourage you to print these and also share on social media.