How to Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home, near bedrooms, and test them regularly to ensure they are functioning properly.

Check Appliances Regularly

Have fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, water heaters, stoves, and fireplaces inspected annually by a qualified technician.

Never Use Generators Indoors

Never use portable generators, charcoal grills, or camp stoves indoors or in enclosed spaces, as they can produce deadly carbon monoxide gas.

Be Cautious with Space Heaters

Use space heaters safely by keeping them away from flammable materials, never leaving them unattended, and turning them off when not in use or when sleeping.

Know the Symptoms

Recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, including headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, and flu-like symptoms.

Have an Escape Plan

Have a carbon monoxide emergency escape plan in place, including knowing how to recognize alarms and safely evacuating the premises if necessary.