What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that you can’t see, taste or smell. It is produced from burning fuels like gas, wood and charcoal, even if there is no smoke.

Carbon monoxide poisoning often occurs when people use outdoor heating or cooking devices indoors or in a closed space without enough air flow (such as a tent, garage or cellar).

What are the common sources of carbon monoxide?

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