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.
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.
- Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), ToxFAQs for Carbon Monoxide
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Carbon Monoxide’s Impacts on Indoor Air Quality
- National Fire Protection Association, Carbon Monoxide Safety
- NC DHHS, Carbon Monoxide & Gas Appliance Safety