Act Fast to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
We go out of our way to ensure our homes are safe for our family. We install smoke detectors and baby proof our living space, and bring home only the safest products for our loved ones to use. Even with these attempts to promote health and safety at home, carbon monoxide poisoning remains a real threat, especially this time of year.
Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide is deceptively dangerous. Odorless, colorless and invisible to the human eye, carbon monoxide can quickly sicken those who breathe it in. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly common, too. Stemming from gas stoves, hot water heaters, furnaces and snow blowers, carbon monoxide is a deadly threat to anyone looking to get warm or take care of some chores in the winter season.
Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when a person breathes in too much of the gas. It can quickly sicken a person, giving them severe headaches, drowsiness and nausea. It’s easy to associate such symptoms with the common cold or flu season, but take a few minutes outside and the symptoms may subside. Fresh air is the antidote to carbon monoxide poisoning, but many fail to make the connection in time.
Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning is easy. Your first step? Buy and install a couple of carbon monoxide detectors for your home. Change the batteries every time you change the batteries in your smoke detector. Also, never run gas-run appliances in enclosed spaces. Work on your car in the garage all you’d like, just be sure to leave some windows open to get air circulating!
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Immediate investigation often makes the difference between winning and losing a carbon monoxide poisoning case. If you or a loved one have been harmed by carbon monoxide poisoning because someone else was negligent contact us to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.
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