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When temperatures fall or power goes out, the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning rises as people try to stay warm.
Invisible, odorless and tasteless, CO is a highly poisonous gas produced by the burning of fuel such as gasoline, natural gas, kerosene, charcoal or wood.
Tips to stay safe include:
*Don’t use an unvented gas or kerosene heater in closed spaces, especially sleeping areas.
*Don’t use gas appliances such as an oven, range or clothes dryer to heat your home.
*Don’t burn charcoal inside a house, garage, for heating or cooking, even in a fireplace.