Car­bon Monox­ide: Did you know?

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

• CO is pro­duced when fu­els such as wood, propane, oil, nat­u­ral gas, kerosene, gaso­line, diesel, coal or char­coal do not burn prop­erly. • A per­son ex­posed to CO may dis­play flu-like symp­toms, such as headaches, nausea, fa­tigue, dizzi­ness, drowsi­ness, burn­ing eyes, con­fu­sion and un­con­scious­ness. In se­vere cases, pro­longed ex­po­sure to CO poi­son­ing could re­sult in death. • If any­one is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms of CO ex­po­sure, seek med­i­cal help or call 911. • If your CO alarm sounds, open win­dows and doors and eval­u­ate the sit­u­a­tion. If any­one is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms of CO ex­po­sure, seek med­i­cal help or call 911. • Re­mem­ber to change the bat­ter­ies in your CO alarms ev­ery year when you change your clocks. If your CO alarm plugs into the wall, dou­ble check to see if it needs fresh back-up bat­ter­ies. • The best de­fence against CO is proper use and main­te­nance of fuel-burn­ing equip­ment, in­clud­ing fire­places and fur­naces. -

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