WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE?

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  • CO is produced from the burning of fuel sources

  • CO poisoning occurs when you breathe fumes from improperly placed and/or vented equipment

  • CO poisoning is a leading cause of injuries and deaths each year

  • CO is colorless, odorless, and tasteless

  • CO is only detectable with an electronic sensor

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING?   

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  • CO poisoning is often mistaken for a cold, flu, or hangover

  • CO poisoning symptoms worsen with the consumption of alcohol or drugs(1)

  • CO exposure is more dangerous for the elderly, smokers, children, pregnant mothers, and those with underlying health issues

  • CO reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen and can result in loss of consciousness and death

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF CO?

Portable and RV generators, motorhomes, cars, trucks, campfires, grills, stoves, portable heaters:

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For your family and neighbors’ health and safety, please be mindful to use equipment safely…

  • Maintain a minimum distance of 6’ (feet) from all CO sources

  • Ensure that all CO sources are properly vented so CO fumes do not enter yours or your neighbor’s, RV or campsite

  • Only use CO generating equipment outside, never in a tent, camper, or vehicle

  • Consider the wind direction while using CO generating sources

  • Generators that are not properly ventilated will need to be corrected or turned off for the remainder of the event.

  • We recommend that you have a properly functioning CO detector in or near the sleeping area. Check the NASCAR website to purchase one at a discount.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SUSPECT CO POISONING? 

  • Leave the area immediately and seek fresh air

  • Seek medical attention immediately

  • Call 911, security, or campground offices