Health Tip: Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(HealthDay News) -- Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colorless, odorless gas that can quickly cause deadly illness.

The Colorado State University Extension suggests how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Never run your car inside the garage.
  • Don't burn charcoal inside a building, tent, garage or vehicle.
  • Don't attempt to install or service a combustion appliance unless you have the proper knowledge, tools and skills.
  • Never attempt to heat your home with a gas range, oven or dryer.
  • Do not run an unvented gas-burning appliance inside a building, especially near where someone sleeps.