The effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can be devastating.
According to the BC Coroners Service, there were 151 carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths in the province between 2008 and 2020, some of which were preventable.
By properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances in a home, and installing a carbon monoxide alarm that alerts when the gas is present, we can all stay safe.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that you can’t see or smell, which can be harmful if you are exposed to it. It’s produced when fuels are burned incompletely, including natural gas, propane, wood, tobacco and gasoline. The good news is that you can prevent CO from becoming a problem and install carbon monoxide alarms to warn you if it’s present.