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Ewing, NJ
A 23-year-old male asked:

I have a brand new car, today while driving for a brief moment i smelled some gas like it was coming from the heat vents. i felt a little dizzy its 2 hours later and i feel fine just worried. do i have co poisoning?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
CO is odorless: New cars are considered very safe with regard to carbon monoxide (CO). CO is odorless, so a person cannot smell CO even if CO is there. That also means that if he smells it, it is not CO that he smells. If confused or if worried, he can ask the car dealer about it.
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Last updated Jan 19, 2020

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