Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is poisonous and can kill you if you inhale too much.
Every year in the United States, there are about 400 carbon monoxide-related deaths, and about 20,000 people are hospitalized, according to Safeopedia.
With February being American Heart Month, it serves as a reminder of the facts of heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, killing 614,348 people in 2014.
The National Safety Council is predicting 700 road deaths over the 2016 holiday season.
The week of Christmas was expected to take 314 lives and New Year's weekend alone will claim another 364, NSC says. That weekend is also expected to have 41,900 injuries on the road, compared to the Christmas-time accident prediction of 37,200 injuries.
Halloween has become a grand tradition of candy, costumes, pumpkins, ghosts and witches—and of course it is the culmination of the fall season. Which candy to buy, what to dress up as, which decorations to line the inside and outside of your house with—these are all dealt with long before the day comes. It would also behoove you to know how to prepare for the big spooky day from a safety perspective.