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Another heating season has started. Residents should read up on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Having carbon monoxide detectors in homes can help, but residents should schedule a furnace inspection as soon as possible.
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.