Units 1 – 3
Fact: Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless poison gas that can be fatal when inhaled. CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen.
Fact: Co can be produced when burning any fossil fuel; gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil and wood.
Fact: Possible sources include furnaces, gas ranges/stoves, gas clothes dryers, water heaters, portable fuel burning space heaters or using a charcoal/gas grill or hibachi on the patio/balcony.
Fact: If you suspect CO exposure you can verify the color of the flame on pilot lights and burners is blue. A yellow or orange flame is a sign that the fuel is not burning completely.
Fact: First line of action is to ventilate area.