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WV DHHR warns residents about carbon monoxide poisoning

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is reminding residents that gasoline generators, gas or charcoal grills, or camp stoves, may be harmful or even deadly when used improperly.

"Never use generators and charcoal or gas grills inside your home, in basements, in garages, or other enclosed spaces due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning," said DHHR Office of Environmental Health Services Director Barb Taylor. "CDC says these appliances should not be operated near an open window or window air conditioner which may allow fumes to enter the home."

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if present in sufficient concentration in the ambient air.

Officials said the most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and altered mental status.

If you suspect that you or a family member has carbon monoxide poisoning, get fresh air immediately and call 911, officials said.

More information about CO is available online athttp://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/co_guidance.asp.