Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that comes from burning things like kerosene, coal, or wood. It is a poison.
Breathing air containing only a very small amount of carbon monoxide can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in the blood.
What happens if a person breathes carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide can come from
Carbon monoxide detectors help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.