Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home
Each year thousands of people in the U.S. are sickened by carbon monoxide gas. Because the CO gas is colorless and odorless, it’s important to take steps to prevent CO gas from accumulating in the home. Here are some steps to prevent CO gas in the home:
- Never use gas or charcoal heaters or grills designed for outdoor use indoors
- Ensure that your heating system is operating safely by having an annual cleaning and safety inspection performed.
- Check appliances and vents for visible soot stains, blockage and corrosion. An improperly vented appliance such as a gas water heater or dryer can cause exhaust fumes to enter the home.
- Never use a gas oven to heat your home
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It’s important that every level of your home have a CO detector installed. The detectors should be installed near bedrooms. When a CO detector detects and elevated level of dangerous gas, an alarm will go off alerting you of potential danger.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- Dull headache
- Shortness of breath
- Blurred vision
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