National Center for Environmental Health

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards. We promote a healthy environment and prevent premature death,  avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of people who are at increased/higher risk–such as people from racial and ethnic minority groups, people with lower socioeconomic status, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – from environmental hazards.

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning. Can’t be seen. Can’t be smelled. Can’t be heard. Can be stopped.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can be Deadly

CO poisoning can happen anytime, but it often occurs when people use portable generators during power outages or when they heat their homes in unsafe ways. This winter, take some time to learn how you can stay safe from CO poisoning.

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