Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause sudden illness and death, is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned. CDC works with national, state, local, and other partners to raise awareness about CO poisoning and to monitor CO-related illness and death in the U.S.

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Clinical Guidance

Guidance for CO Poisoning After a Disaster

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Prevention Guidance

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

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Portable Generators

How Close is Too Close?

Page last reviewed: September 16, 2018