(HealthDay News) -- Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced by many heat-making devices, such as boilers and stoves. If these devices are improperly vented, carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says common initial warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Having a headache.
- Feeling tired.
- Feeling shortness of breath.
- Having nausea.
- Feeling dizzy.
- Having flu-like symptoms without a fever.
If you have these symptoms with no apparent cause, evacuate the premises immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
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