Carbon monoxide can’t be seen or smelled and is otherwise undetectable to the senses. This would explain why almost 200 people are killed by it every year. Symptoms of low to moderate levels of CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. High level symptoms include mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness, and ultimately death. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be caused by poor ventilation in a home with a gas furnace or water heater. It’s important to take a precautionary measure to detect unsafe levels of carbon monoxide. Purchase a CO detector as a small investment to help keep your family safe.
Here are ways a homeowner can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: