It won’t be long before freezing weather and snow are here.

Did you know that November, December, January and February are top months for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths in the United States?

 

 

These are the primary months when consumers crank up their furnaces and portable heaters to stay warm. Nearly two-thirds of non-fire related CO deaths take place in those four cold weather months.

 

 

 

 

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CPSC is hosting a poster contest on carbon monoxide safety.

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This infographic is also posted on CPSC’s Flickr page for easy sharing.

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Two women are reported to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning recently in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.  The newspaper reports that a faulty boiler is suspected. Elsewhere, in Oxford, Conn., a man reportedly died due to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) found in a home where he was housesitting. The dogs in the house died, too. (Connecticut Post, 1/30/13).

These reported deaths are just two of the regular, tragic reminders we see that carbon monoxide is (…)

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[post_thumbnail]Since Hurricane Sandy hit, more than a dozen people in the Northeast have died from carbon monoxide, or CO, poisonings from generators, according to news accounts.

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