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Updated 20 May 2013

Carbon monoxide kills in minutes

Swift, undetectable, deadly. Don't fall victim to CO poisoning.

By Olivia Rose-Innes

And it’s fast-acting. By the time you notice symptoms of poisoning, it’s often too late.

  • Never use a portable generator inside a home, garage, shed or other partially enclosed space, even if doors and windows are open.
  • Use portable generators outside only, far away from the home. Keep the generator away from openings to the home, including doors, windows and vents.
  • Read the label on the generator and the owner's manual, and follow the instructions.
  • Install CO alarms with battery backup in the home outside each sleeping area.

 
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