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Boston, MA: Winter is a dangerous time for poisoning. Make sure the exhaust pipe on your car is clear of snow, as well as your house’s heater vent. Make sure to install and maintain a carbon monoxide detectorNicole’s Law requires all homes and apartments with a potential source of the gas to have a working alarm installed in each apartment, and on each occupied floor.

WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE?

The odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas is created when fuel is burned. Carbon monoxide prevents your body from using oxygen. This can lead to damage to your heart, brain, and other organs. The gas can emit from:

  • oil or gas furnaces
  • water heaters
  • fireplaces and stoves
  • some space heaters, and
  • cars and trucks running in enclosed areas.

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