The National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA) is a non-partisan, grassroots, civic-minded organization that is focused on eradicating carbon monoxide poisoning and helping carbon monoxide poisoning survivors recover to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.
Our mission is to drive a comprehensive conversation on the public health crisis of chronic and acute carbon monoxide poisoning.
50,000 Annual ER Visits
1,200 Annual Deaths
Only 14% of families in US have a properly functioning carbon monoxide alarm
Children are more likely to be poisoned by carbon monoxide in daycare or school
Carbon Monoxide at a glance:
silent, odorless, & deadly.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide, more commonly referred to as CO, is a highly toxic gas, produced by devices that burn fuels – often found in our everyday lives.
Learn more about carbon monoxide, its sources, and the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. It can't be seen, smelled, or heard, but poisoning can be avoided. Learn what to do if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, who is at a higher risk for poisoning, and what types of treatments you can expect.