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Carbon Monoxide

Exhaust systems give off a gaseous byproduct called carbon monoxide. If it leaks into your vehicle it it can be deadly. It can leak through poorly routed or leaky exhaust systems and into the interior by way of door jams, windows, vents etc. Running vehicles, generators or other combution engines in an enclesed space, such as a garage is extremely dangerous. When in traffic keep plenty of space between you and the car ahead of you, especially in slow traffic.

Carbon monoxide blocks your red blood cells from carrying oxygen. Carbon monoxide is difficult for a driver or passenger to detect since it doesn't have an odor.


Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning are:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea

If you have any any of these symptoms, it could be carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are driving, pull over and get fresh air immediately. Listen for exhaust leaks and open windows near the exhaust pipe opening.