Carbon monoxide deaths are climbing, putting families in peril: ‘My son is lucky to be alive’

24th April 2023 – Fox News: Between 2009 and 2019, non-fire-related carbon monoxide deaths have been on the rise, according to a new report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) last month.

There were 250 carbon monoxide deaths related to consumer products in 2019, more than in any other year in the report. Some 40% of those deaths were caused by engine-driven tools, including generators, power washers and lawn mowers.  Heating systems were behind another 28% of the deaths, the report said.

Kristie Dusenberry, a mother and grandmother who lives with her family on a farm in American Falls, Idaho, knows all too well the devastating impacts of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Her 21-year-old son, Brenden Dusenberry, nearly died recently when fumes filled his small apartment.

About four months ago, her son had moved to Utah, where he was living in an apartment above his uncle’s garage. Read More…

Brenden Dusenberry, 21, from Idaho nearly died recently when fumes filled his small apartment. He is still recovering.  (Kristie Dusenberry)