Carbon Monoxide Resources
We are committed to saving the lives of children and pets from carbon monoxide related risks through data collection, research and analysis, education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and support of families. Help us achieve this goal.Donate to Save a Child's Life
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that is emitted by running vehicles and can quickly cause disorientation, sudden illness or even death. Often called the “silent or invisible killer,” the deadly gas often goes undetected, striking victims who are caught off guard or succumb in their sleep. Early signs of CO poisoning include headache, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath and nausea.
Kids and Car Safety’s (formerly KidsAndCars.org) unique data collection, research, and analysis have identified emerging trends in how children and pets are being injured or killed in nontraffic vehicle-related incidents. This early detection system has enabled Kids and Car Safety (KACS) to measure the significance of risks that have been historically unrecognized and successfully implement campaigns and Federal regulations to reduce and even eliminate those risks.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The data below vastly underestimates the true magnitude of nontraffic fatal incidents involving children. The data represents the incidents Kids and Car Safety has documented involving children < 14 years of age. More detailed data available upon request.
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2. Hover over a state to see the total number of children involved.
3. Click on a state to view a list of incidents for that state.
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Kids and Cars Safety is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks to children and pets through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change.Donate to Save a Child's Life