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Winter brings increase in Carbon Monoxide poisoning


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - As the arctic temps hit, many of us reach for the thermostat.

Wisconsin Emergency Management wants to remind you of the increase in carbon monoxide danger during the winter months.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths.

All homes in Wisconsin are required to have CO detectors on every level, including the basement.

Remember that any heating system that burns fuel will produce carbon monoxide.

Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide are often mistaken for the flu.

If you experience symptoms, or your carbon monoxide detector goes off, get outside immediately and call 911.

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