6 Ways to Control Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas known as a "silent killer." When breathed, CO displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Large amounts of CO can overcome you in minutes without warning, causing you to lose consciousness and suffocate. According to the CDC, each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional poisoning, 20,000 visit the emergency room, and over 4,000 are hospitalized.