Today’s tip: How to avoid carbon monoxide exposure

Because carbon monoxide incidents increase during the winter months, the Minneapolis Fire Department and CenterPoint Energy urge you to take steps to avoid exposure to this dangerous gas.

Carbon monoxide is created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil or methane don’t burn completely. Home heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel inadequately can be sources of carbon monoxide. Often called the silent killer, CO is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. When inhaled, it enters the blood stream preventing proper absorption of oxygen, which can lead to illness and even death. 

How to avoid carbon monoxide exposure:

Indications of carbon monoxide exposure

What to do if you suspect carbon monoxide exposure


Published Dec 19, 2012



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