After the recent carbon monoxide scares this week, emergency responders want to make sure your family is safe from the "silent killer."
"It's the silent killer. You can't see it, you can't smell it and you don't know it's there," said Keith Watts, Gastonia Fire Department.
According to the United State Consumer Product Safety Commission , "On average, about 170 people in the United States die every year from CO produced by non-automotive consumer products. These products include malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters."
The Safety Commission also points out that the initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu.