Carbon Monoxide: Did you know?
• 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. -