More than 400 Posters!

That’s how many entries we received from middle schoolers in our “Help Stop a Killer Contest.”

We sponsored this contest to help raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide, or CO, in the home. More than 180 people die every year from accidental, non-fire related CO poisoning associated with consumer products. In 2007, more than half of those deaths occurred from November through February.

Products like faulty or incorrectly vented fuel-burning appliances. (…)

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Calling all middle schoolers! CPSC is hosting a poster contest on carbon monoxide safety.

Carbon monoxide is called the “invisible killer.” That’s because it’s a gas that you can’t see or smell and it can kill its victims quickly. It gets into homes from:

Running a portable generator in an enclosed space, basement or living area
Running a car in an attached garage
Poorly operating fuel-burning appliances or faulty ventilation
Burning charcoal inside your home
To help raise (…)

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