Clinical guidance for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after a disaster
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Clinical guidance for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after a disaster

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      Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if present in sufficient concentration in the ambient air. When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and poison the people and animals inside. Generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal- burning devices should never be used inside a home, basement, garage, or camper - or even outside near an open window or window air conditioner.
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