Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause death in minutes if breathed in. CO is produced by portable generators and other combustion equipment like camp stoves, lanterns, or charcoal burning devices.

Health Effects

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: dizziness, headaches, nausea, and tiredness. If carbon monoxide is breathed in, it is important to get to fresh air immediately and seek medical attention.


Printable Resources

CDC Carbon Monoxide Hazard (English)
CDC Carbon Monoxide Hazard (Spanish)
OSHA Using Portable Generators Safely
CDC Keep Your Generator Outside (English)
CDC Keep Your Generator Outside (Spanish)