What is carbon monoxide, and why is it called the 'silent killer'?

NewsWatch 12's Adam Schumes and Kristen Filer from Providence talk about carbon monoxide poisoning and how it can be avoided.

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 5:29 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Along with the winter months comes an increased risk from the "silent killer" — carbon monoxide.

The colorless, odorless gas can leak from a number of devices that people use to heat their homes during the winter, and it can build up inside of an unventilated home or building.

Kristen Filer from Providence Medford Medical Center join NewsWatch 12 to talk about the dangers of carbon monoxide and what you can do to avoid them.

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