Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Description: According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Carbon monoxide (CO) is a non-irritating, odorless, colorless gas that is somewhat lighter than air. A by-product of incomplete burning of coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas, fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, fabrics and plastics, it is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. For details on the symptoms, treatment, long-term effects, and other basic information about Carbon Monoxide, including the new Illinois Carbon Monoxide law, please see the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
Date Last Revisited: 2/5/07