WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Old man winter is gripping much of the nation and that means many consumers are turning up the heat in their homes. Some are using drastic measures to stay warm, increasing the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning—an invisible, odorless, colorless killer. Did you know that winter is peak season for CO deaths in the United States? The deadly gas kills more than 400 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Any heating system that burns fuel can produce deadly carbon monoxide. So if you are using portable gas generators, fireplaces, wood stoves, charcoal grills, gas heaters, kerosene heaters, gas furnaces, or other fuel burning appliances take heed.