Carbon Monoxide Protection

Carbon Monoxide Protection: It's your home, make it the best it can be.Carbon monoxide (CO): Home

Carbon Monoxide Protection

You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burn fuel are maintained and used properly, the amount of CO produced is usually not hazardous. However, if appliances are not working properly or are used incorrectly, dangerous levels of CO can result. Hundreds of people die accidentally every year from CO poisoning caused by malfunctioning or improperly used fuel-burning appliances. Even more die from CO produced by idling cars. Fetuses, infants, elderly people, and people with anemia or with a history of heart or respiratory disease can be especially susceptible. Be safe. Practice the DO’s and DON’Ts of carbon monoxide.

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How can you tell if you're at risk?

For one thing, your risk of heightened levels of carbon monoxide are increased if you live in a home with any of the following:

  1. An attached garage
  2. Gas logs
  3. A hot tub
  4. Any gas fired appliance
The Big Sleep: Don't Close Your Eyes to Carbon Monoxide

The Big Sleep: Don't Close Your Eyes to Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the most prevalent poison in our environment. It is responsible for more unintentional deaths than any other poison, with a current average of 534 deaths, annually, in the United States. Between 1995 and 2000, an estimated average of 10,200 people reported to hospital emergency rooms each year for non-fire, non-fatal injuries associated with consumer products, possibly related to CO (Mah, 2000). Read More »»»

If you can't see or smell it, how can you protect yourself?

A home security system such as the one offered below can help detect abnormal levels of carbon monoxide in your home, and, more importantly, it can notify you and the authorities immediately.

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