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You could be killing yourself and not know it.

The culprit: carbon monoxide.

Each year about 50,000 people visit emergency rooms in the United States for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and more than 500 die each year from this silent, odorless, colorless gas, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).


Unlike other incidents that can send people to the hospital, CO poisoning often happens gradually, without its victims realizing that anything is amiss.

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