If it's snowing, make sure your vehicle’s tailpipe is clear of snow before starting the engine to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Created: 12/11/2014 by National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH).
Date Released: 12/11/2014. Series Name: CDC Emergency Preparedness and You.
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
When it snows this winter, make sure you clear more than your driveway. Before you hit the road and before you get in the driver’s seat, check to be sure that your vehicle’s tailpipe is clear of snow. If the tailpipe is blocked, carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, and deadly gas produced by your engine can build up quickly inside your vehicle, poisoning anyone inside.
To learn more, call 1-800-CDC-INFO. That’s 1-800-232-4636.
[Announcer For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.