What is Carbon Monoxide?

July 30, 2008

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tastelesspoisonous gas that can be fatal when inhaled.  It is sometimes called the "silent killer".  CO inhibits the blood's capacity to carry oxygen.

CO can be produced when burning any fuel, such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil and wood.  CO is a by-product of incomplete combustion. If you have fire, you have CO.