Monday, August 21, 2017

Carbon monoxide: how to prevent this silent killer

One-half of lethal poisonings in the US are caused by excessive carbon monoxide levels in the home. The origins include blocked chimney openings, broken water heater vent...

A Safe Bet: Carbon Monoxide Detectors

In years past, miners brought canaries with them down the shafts. If the birds became ill or died, the miners knew that carbon monoxide might be present...

Putting the lid on carbon monoxide

Q: I recently heard about a case where carpet cleaners were blamed for a building evacuation because of high carbon monoxide levels. Is it possible that this...

Watch out for carbon monoxide

Often described as the unseen killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that can be present in the most unsuspecting locations. Odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide is created as...

Carbon monoxide: how to avoid a deadly poison

Carbon monoxide is an odorless but toxic gas that results when a fuel, such as gasoline, coal, propane, charcoal and others, burns incompletely. It is essential...

A simple way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Each year, about 2,100 people are than 10,000 others are hospitalized as a result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning caused by fuel-burning equipment in the home....

Carbon monoxide: Fatal fumes

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills more than 3,500 annually. Hunters and campers are at greater risk for suffering oxygen deprivation because they often use equipment or techniques that lead...