Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas. It is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned and it can cause sudden illness and death. CDC works with national, state, local, and other partners to raise awareness about CO poisoning and to monitor CO-related illness and death surveillance data in the U.S.
Gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide.
- Modeling the Effects of Outdoor Gasoline Powered Generator Use on Indoor Carbon Monoxide Exposures Phase 1external icon Phase 2 [PDF – 1.34 MB]
- Recent Publications
- Research and Studies
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Toolkit