How to prevent CO Poisoning during Power Outages

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November 3, 2013

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas formed when burning most types of fuels. Using gas-powered generators, charcoal grills, and gas grills can cause poisoning if CO gas builds-up in enclosed or semi-enclosed spaces, even if windows and doors are left open.

For more information, please visit the Maine CDC website at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/storm/index.shtml

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