Carbon Monoxide Awareness

  • Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, deadly gas.
  • More than 1,500 people die each year when they're accidentally exposed to carbon monoxide. It's the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States.
  • Carbon monoxide can escape from any fuel-burning appliance or furnace.
  • To minimize risks, make sure heating appliances are properly maintained.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors with audible alarms. Read manufactures' instructions carefully; some alarms must be replaced after a year or two.
  • Test your carbon monoxide detectors monthly to ensure your detectors are working properly. Click HERE for more information on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
 
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