- Exposure to carbon monoxide increases during the winter and hurricane seasons when people are more likely to use gas furnaces, heaters, and generators in their homes., all these produce Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Poisoning can happen within a matter of minutes and is responsible for more deaths than any other single poison. This odorless, colorless poison can hurt you slowly in low levels, cause permanent neurological dysfunctions in moderate levels or take lives in higher levels. Protection against this deadly poison is as easy as taking some simple precautions.
The California Poison Control System recommends the following strategies to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure:
- Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home and replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall.
- Have your heating system, water heater, and any other gas-, oil-, or coal-burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
- Do not use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline- or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement, or garage or outside near a window.
- Do not run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the door open.
- If the Carbon Monoxide detector alarm goes off:
- Check to see if any member of the household is experiencing symptoms of poisoning. If they are, get them out of the house immediately and seek medical attention. Tell the doctor you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. If no one is feeling symptoms, ventilate the home with fresh air and turn off all potential sources of carbon monoxide. Then call Vader Air!