What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fossil fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment are possible sources of CO. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage could also produce dangerous levels of CO. However, consumers can protect themselves against CO poisoning by installing CO alarms inside their homes; by properly installing, using, venting, and maintaining heating and cooking equipment; and by being cautious with vehicles or generators in attached garages.

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1. What is carbon monoxide?
2. What is the effect of exposure to Carbon Monoxide?
3. What is your risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
4. How can you protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
5. What are Carbon Monoxide alarms?
6. Do I need a Carbon Monoxide alarm?
7. What causes Carbon Monoxide nuisance alarms?
8. What do I need to know if I buy a Carbon Monoxide alarm?
9. What do I do if my Carbon Monoxide alarm sounds?
10. Is there a Carbon Monoxide safety checklist?
11. What additional safety tips should I know?