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Carbon Monoxide Invisible And Deadly

By Shannon Egan on March 07, 2011

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no color & no taste or smell. It is totally invisible to the human senses and extremely serious when incineration by-products are not vented outside the only way to detect the gas is with an audible alarm.

It's disconcerting to think that an invisible poison can be lurking in the air we breathe at home without our knowledge. But if you on a gas, propane or oil functioning appliance this is a very real threat that can cause harm to you and your loved ones.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, "1, 500 Americans die each year from accidental exposure to CO, and there are more than 10, 000 injuries each year." Since extreme exposure to Carbon Monoxide can kill you will want to be aware of the symptoms so you can stop it before its too late.

CO Poisoning Symptoms

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Shallow breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Gastrointestinal pains

CO poisoning can affect vulnerable individuals much quicker. This includes pregnant women and their unborn babies, infants, toddlers, smokers, and those with anemia, and heart or lung disease.

How to Avoid CO Poisoning
In order to avoid CO poisoning you will want to make sure your furnace, gas stove and water heater are working correctly and properly installed. Make sure all your outside vents connected to fuel-burning appliances are not covered by anything and unblock your chimney. Also, you will want to be sure to install a highly advanced CO detector.

To protect your home & your family from invisible deadly killer like carbon monoxide, contact with your nearest Utah heating contractor. For more information on how to protect contact home & your family your local or Utah heating contractor .

Original article published on SooperArticles.com

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