Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR protects communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances. We do this by responding to environmental health emergencies; investigating emerging environmental health threats; conducting research on the health impacts of hazardous waste sites; and building capabilities of and providing actionable guidance to state and local health partners.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning. Can’t be seen. Can’t be smelled. Can’t be heard. Can be stopped.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can be Deadly
CO poisoning can happen anytime, but it often occurs when people use portable generators during power outages or when they heat their homes in unsafe ways. This winter, take some time to learn how you can stay safe from CO poisoning.

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