Vacation Should Never End In Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. We Must Be Proactive.

As a ‘young-ish’ woman who travels a lot with a very young child (I am 37-years-old and have a 14-month-old), the recent deaths of three young people due to carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at an Airbnb rental in Mexico City where they were vacationing really hit me hard.

The Crisis in Texas Highlights Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. How We Can Be Proactive

The crisis in Texas has been incredibly devastating to its residents. People are desperate and doing whatever they can to survive. Unfortunately, there have been multiple cases in which actions taken to stay warm, for example, have resulted in death.

Hurricane Laura Deaths Bring Light to Major Issue - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Hurricane Laura has brought devastation to parts of the US Gulf Coast, such as Louisiana and Texas. Homes have been destroyed, many are without power and running water and, of course, dealing with a natural disaster during a pandemic is no easy feat. According to some recent reports, the death toll is now up to 16. The cause of death for many of the people affected by this tragic event may come as a surprise to you: carbon monoxide poisoning.

Years After it Took One of Our Great Tennis Stars, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Continues to Be a Problem

If you are a tennis fan, you might remember Vitas Gerulaitis. He died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 40 while visiting a friend's home in Long Island. A defective pool heater caused carbon monoxide gas to seep into the guesthouse where he was sleeping and caused his death. According to this report, Gerulaitis failed to show up for a dinner at 7 p.m. that evening, and his body was found the following day by a maid who went to the guesthouse.

Be proactive about carbon monoxide poisoning at home!

Each year, at least 430 people in the U.S. die due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 50,000 people visit the emergency department because of it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. However, carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable! Being proactive about carbon monoxide (CO) could save your life.

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