Carbon monoxide (CO) incidents increase by more than 10 percent during the winter months and are often called the silent killer. CO is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas and when inhaled, it enters the blood stream, preventing proper absorption of oxygen, which can lead to illness and even death.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating. When inhaled, CO combines with the blood preventing proper absorption of oxygen, which can cause illness and even death.
People are constantly warned at this time of year, as they spark up furnaces and begin closing up living spaces, to beware of carbon monoxide poisoning.
An incident in rural Cyrus last weekend accentuated how important the message can be.
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