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Where does carbon monoxide come from?
Carbon monoxide is a by-product of incomplete combustion. It is produced to
some extent whenever fuels such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, coal,
wood, gasoline or kerosene are burned. Excessive amounts of CO can be
produced by defective, fuel-burning, appliances. These include gas stoves,
furnaces, boilers, water heaters, gas grills, automobiles, lawnmowers and snow
blowers. Any device that depends on burning a fuel for heat or energy can pose
a threat if not operating properly.

Fire-Carbon Monoxide

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1. What is carbon monoxide?
2. Why is carbon monoxide so dangerous?
3. Where does carbon monoxide come from?
4. What are some of the common sources of carbon monoxide?
5. How can I protect my family from carbon monoxide?
6. What should I do if my CO detector alarms or I suspect the presence of CO in my home?