Memphis, TN – A woman died Wednesday night and a child is in extremely critical condition after exposure to carbon monoxide at their apartment in East Memphis, officials said.
WREG reported that a woman and her young grandson were found unresponsive by the child’s mother inside the apartment. Relatives said they had been using a generator inside their home because they couldn’t afford utilities.
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are:
- Dull headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness