Portable generators can emit as much carbon monoxide as 450 cars. When improperly operated inside or too close to open windows or doors, the machines can kill within minutes.
Portable generators can save lives after major storms by powering medical equipment, heaters and refrigerators when the grid collapses. But desperate residents who rely on the machines to keep their families safe sometimes end up poisoning them instead.
The devices can emit as much carbon monoxide as 450 cars, according to federal figures. They kill an average of 70 people in the U.S. each year and injure thousands more, making them one of the most dangerous consumer products on the market.NBC Generators poison thousands of people a year. The U.S. has failed to force safety changes.
Strange how the billionaire owned mass media can report accurately on deaths caused by generators, but suppresses, downplays, ignores, denies and covers up deaths due to patent drugs, vaccines and other Big Pharma related fatalities.