More than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 others are hospitalized. View Carbon Monoxide Safety (PDF)
Test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
Use portable generators outdoors in a well-ventilated area away from your home.
Make sure all vents for your furnace, stove, fireplaces, and dryers are clear of snow and other debris.