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Can wood-burning stoves cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Wood-burning stoves, like any other fuel-burning appliances, can cause carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. If a wood-burning stove is improperly ventilated or installed, it can increase the amount of CO indoors. Be sure wood-burning stoves are properly adjusted and any ventilation systems are working properly and not blocked.

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