There were 430 deaths per year in the USA due to non-fired carbon monoxide poisoning. It means that every day at least one person was died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. This number is based on carbon monoxide death statistics taken by cdc.gov from 1999 to 2010.
Old people with more than 65 years old has the highest death rate. And man death rate was much higher than female’s.
Meanwhile, cpsc.gov reported that home was the number 1 location where non-fired carbon monoxide poisoning was happened during the period of 2002 to 2011
cpsc.gov data shows that Cold Month (November to February) was responsible for 58% of all deaths caused by non-fired carbon monoxide poisoning. On the other hand, transition month (March, April, September and October) and warm month (May to August) were responsible respectively for 28% and 14% of the total deaths.
All the above carbon monoxide death statistics should give clear understanding to you about who, where and when carbon monoxide poisoning has a high probability to happen.
Finally, I would like to remind you that carbon monoxide poisoning may happen beyond those stated in the carbon monoxide death statistics. Always be careful when you use any fuel-powered home appliances including your car!
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