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Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poison Dangers After Storms, Says The Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Published on in CHOP News

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The Poison Control Center at CHOP reminds the greater Philadelphia region of the hazards of carbon monoxide (CO), a compound that is especially dangerous during weather emergencies and power outages. Since Hurricane Isaias came through our region on Tuesday, the Center has received almost two dozen calls from both families and other medical professionals about CO poisoning due to improper use of gas-powered generators.