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Carbon Monoxide Generation - Common Sources At Home

By Lukman Hakim on March 21, 2014

There are two main considerations why you have to pay more attention to the carbon monoxide hazard. The first consideration is toxicity of this gas. Once you breathe it, it will replace oxygen in your blood. And it takes only short time to cause you to die.

The second is you cannot use your senses to detect its presence in the air surround you. It is because this gas is colorless, tasteless and odorless. So, it is not excessive to say that this gas is a silent killer.

You may be wrong to judge when you are being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning since the symptoms are almost same with influenza symptoms.

So, be careful. Always be careful with this gas. Appropriately educate your whole family about the danger of this gas and make them understand that they have only short time to escape from this threat.

Then, what is the first thing you need to learn? The first thing you need to learn is from where carbon monoxide is generated. By knowing potential carbon monoxide sources in your home, you could take enough precaution on that source.

Now, let us see the most common potential sources of this silent killer in the home. Please do not stop by just reading this article. You have to take action to cut its generation.

Common Sources of Carbon Monoxide at Home

Basically, carbon monoxide is produced through incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials such as fuel oil, wood, kerosene, gasoline, paper, charcoal and coal. Its quantity directly depends on available oxygen for complete burning to take place.

The generation increases as available oxygen decreases.

Here is the list of potential carbon monoxide sources in the home. Please do not worry if you find that all the items in that list are in your home. As long as you follow the safety recommendation for each item, you will be fine.

  1. Furnace
  2. Boiler
  3. Kerosene space heater
  4. Gas space heater
  5. Water heater
  6. Gas cooking stove
  7. Cloth dryer
  8. Lawn mower
  9. Charcoal grill
  10. Power generator
  11. Fireplace
  12. Leaking chimney
  13. Camp stove
  14. Wood stove
  15. Power tool with internal combustion engine

Please also pay attention to your car, motorcycle and nearby roads. Those sources are naturally able to generate carbon monoxide.

For providing full protection against this hazard, even though you have done preventive maintenance for the above appliances not to generate carbon monoxide, you must install carbon monoxide detector in you home.

It will alert you when it detects this gas in your home. So, you have more chance to escape from poisoning.

First Alert CO615 is an ideal carbon monoxide detector. It is very easy to install and has battery back up for continuous monitoring. Read the detail reviews about First Alert CO615 detector .

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