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PDTipoftheWeek: What You Need to Know About CO Alarms

Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Did you know?

  • Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas.
  • Signs of CO poisoning include headache, nausea, fatigue, vomiting and disorientation.
  • Cooking and heating units that burn fuel and are not properly ventilated or malfunction can be a source of CO in the home.

What You Need to Know About CO Alarms

  • Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed within 10 feet of each sleeping room or inside each sleeping room.
  • Test CO alarms monthly.
  • If a CO alarm sounds and you feel ill, call 911 immediately. If you feel fine, open windows and doors and call your utility company.
  • Clear snow and debris from furnace, dryer, fireplace or oven vents around your home to prevent a CO buildup.

Information Courtesy of SFM.DPS.MN.GOV

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