Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Boating
Carbon monoxide poisoning can also occur outdoors in fresh air and has been linked with on-board electricity generators and propulsion engines on houseboats.
This program is designed to enhance diagnosis, reporting, and treatment of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by clinicians and healthcare providers. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to: describe the epidemiology of CO poisoning, identify mechanisms of CO toxicity, describe the clinical aspects of CO poisoning, identify the symptoms of CO poisoning, and explain the treatment of CO poisoning. More »
Emergencies and Generators
Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency, such as a hurricane or flood. More »
Placing a generator 15 feet away may not be far enough from your home to keep CO out. [Video] More »
CDC flyers and door-hangers about the hazards and proper use of generators and pressure washers. More »
Frequently asked Questions about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
People using gasoline-powered tools such as high-pressure washers, floor buffers, welders, pumps, compressors, and generators in semi-enclosed spaces can be poisoned by carbon monoxide. More ».
- Page last reviewed: August 29, 2017
- Page last updated: August 29, 2017
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