Carbon monoxide is produced when a vehicle or appliance burns fuel such as gasoline, oil, natural gas, kerosene, propane and wood.
Carbon monoxide is odourless, colourless, flavourless and does not cause irritations. It is impossible for someone to detect its presence.
Carbon monoxide is responsible for hundreds of intoxications each year in Quebec, from which about fifteen are deadly.
Carbon monoxide is present in most households.
Only a CO detector can detect the presence of carbon monoxide. A smoke detector does not protect against carbon monoxide.