Is carbon monoxide poisoning common in the summer?

Yes. Carbon monoxide poisoning is just as common during the summer as it is in the winter because appliances such as lawn mowers, propane grills, camp stoves, and boats are heavily used during warmer seasons.

Decrease your family’s risk of exposure
Carbon monoxide is a deadly, poisonous gas whose dangers hide in everyday appliances used by families all over the world Some ways to avoid exposure include:

  • Ensuring appliances are placed in a well vented area
  • Avoiding breathing around appliances that release carbon monoxide
  • Place your portable generators at least 25 feet from your home
  • When swimming around a boat, do not swim near the exhaust ports as carbon monoxide concentrations are very high in those areas

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