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Do propane heaters give off carbon monoxide?

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This question has been posted multiple times, and I have to chuckle at some of the misleading answers. Should anyone care to look at something that I like to call “reality”, here are some numbers for you from an agency called the CDC, perhaps you’ve heard of them. Each year in the U.S. around 2500 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Of that average 2500 people annually, 2000 of those are suicides. Out of the other 500 unintentional deaths, 200 of those are from heating equipment. Now for the good part; out of the 200 deaths from heating equipment around 5% are from propane burning equipment. “Hello” that means that 95% of those deaths are caused by burning fuels other than propane. So answers like: (Absolutely, many people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning from propane heaters) should be accompanied by a disclaimer that many more people die from heating fuels other than propane. Also answers like: (If you note large propane heaters are not legal in bedrooms) are ... more
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