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DOH-Polk County Reminds Residents Of The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide(CO) Poisoning

Inhaling CO can cause fatigue, weakness, chest pains for people with heart disease, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting, headaches, confusion, lack of coordination, vision programs, loss of consciousness, and in severe cases, death.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is very deadly.

Inhaling CO can cause fatigue, weakness, chest pains for people with heart disease, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting, headaches, confusion, lack of coordination, vision programs, loss of consciousness, and in severe cases, death.

Portable Generators Produce High Levels of CO Very Quickly Never use a generator indoors!

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Always keep portable generators or gasoline engines outside and at least 20 feet away from your home.

Do not burn charcoal or gas grills inside a house or garage, vehicle, tent, or fireplace.

CO Alarms Save Lives

  • Install battery-operated CO alarms or plug-in CO alarms with battery backup in every room of your home.
  • Test your CO alarms regularly.

CO Poisoning

  • For suspected CO poisoning, call 911 or the Florida Poison Information Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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