State Fire Marshal - Carbon Monoxide Alarms
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Carbon monixide alarms an warn you of dangerous levels of an odorless, colorless, and tasteless poison. Because it is impossible to see, taste, or smell, the toxic fumes of carbon monoxide can kill you before you are aware it is in your home.
At lower levels of exposure, carbon monoxide causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, and fatigue. The effects of carbon monoxide exposure can vary greatly from person to person depending on age, overall health, and the concentration and length of exposure.
Install carbon monoxide alarms on each level of your home according to the manufacturers recommendations. Change batteries twice each year and test the alarm once a month along with your smoke alarms. Replace the alarm according to the manufacturers recommendations, generally after five (5) or six (6) years.
Remember... there are many more
possible sources and causes of carbon monoxide!!
[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:27:01 MST]