Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and House fires

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As the temperatures drop, furnaces are being turned on and up and that means you need to be aware of the hidden dangers.

Dr. Paul Strehler is warning about carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. Mild symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include fatigue and headaches. Severe symptoms include coma and death.

Have working detectors for smoke and carbon monoxide.

Avoid conditions which predispose you to house fires and carbon monoxide. Be sure good detectors with the batteries are checked at regular intervals.

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