Mitigating the Effects of Carbon Monoxide
Although not a particularly prevalent cause of death, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is still a very serious threat to those ignorant of the gas’ adverse effects. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas given off when fossil fuels burn incompletely. It is also a deadly toxin. At home, heaters and cookers are possible sources of CO, while vehicles running in an attached garage could also produce dangerous levels of this toxin.
However, there are several measures you can take in order to prevent CO reaching potentially fatal levels. Broadly, this involves the regular maintenance, use, and venting of heating and cooking equipment and refraining from running cars in garages. More specifically, here are some precautions you can take in order to see you and your family stay safe:
CO Detectors: Household CO detectors can measure how much CO has accumulated in a particular space, and its alarm will sound when the concentration of CO in the air corresponds to 10% carboxyhemoglobin level in the blood.
Heating and Cooking Equipment: When purchasing new heating and cooking equipment, select factory-built products approved by an independent testing laboratory and always avoid products damaged in any way. Always ensure you have new products installed by a qualified technician.
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