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CDC issues warning to not siphon gasoline by mouth to fuel your generator

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 18:02:36-05

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.

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.