Many in Texas are desperate for heat after winter weather swept across the entire state, leaving millions without power.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning everyone that some warming measures could be deadly.
In a tweet, the CDC issued a warning to not siphon gasoline by mouth to fuel your generator.
DO NOT siphon gasoline by mouth to fuel your #generator. Accidental ingestion can cause serious illness or death. Contact your local poison center (1-800-222-1222) for advice if you or someone you know has experienced gasoline exposure. #WinterWeather pic.twitter.com/h0mSND1dp0
— CDC Environment (@CDCEnvironment) February 19, 2021
Ingestion of gasoline, even accidental ingestion, can cause serious illness, such as coughing or vomiting, and can even lead to death.
If you or someone you know does experience gasoline exposure, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.