As the days and nights get colder, leave your outdoor heaters and BBQs
Outdoor heaters and BBQs make carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas you can't see, taste or smell.
When it's inside your home, carbon monoxide gas can kill without warning.
Never use BBQs or outdoor heaters inside.
They make carbon monoxide gas, which can kill without warning.
Protect yourself and your family this winter: leave BBQs and outdoor heaters outside.
Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
Extended exposure can cause:
People at higher risk of CO poisoning include:
Symptoms of poisoning get worse with prolonged exposure.
For advice on
any suspected or confirmed carbon monoxide poisoning, call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.
In an emergency, dial triple zero (000) for an ambulance and seek medical help.
Remember, carbon monoxide is highly toxic. Do not to put yourself in danger when helping others. If someone has collapsed inside from carbon monoxide, go outside to call triple zero (000).
Never use BBQs or outdoor heaters indoors
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