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    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Reduce Your Risk

    Here are some tips to keeping the air clean in your home:

    • Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is up-to-date and working.
    • Have your fuel-burning appliances inspected at least once a year.
    • Avoid using charcoal grills inside your home or an unventilated garage.
    • Make sure the garage door is up before starting your car.
    • Make sure all carbon monoxide producing appliances are properly ventilated.

    Know the Signs and Symptoms

    Seek medical attention immediately if you or a family member experience the following symptoms:

    • headache
    • irritability
    • confusion
    • impaired judgment
    • bizarre behavior
    • shortness of breath
    • rapid breathing
    • chest pain
    • nausea and vomiting
    • hyperactivity

    Call 911 if you or a family member experiences the following the symptoms:

    • fainting
    • unconsciousness
    • difficulty breathing
    • abnormal heart beat
    • rapid heart beat
    • low blood pressure
    • convulsions
    • shock