Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide
(HealthDay News) -- Since you can't see, smell or taste deadly
carbon monoxide gas, a special detector can help alert you to its
presence in your home.
The Home Safety Council offers these recommendations to help
protect against carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Place at least one carbon monoxide detector near areas where
- Have a professional perform annual maintenance on your heating
system and any fireplaces to properly clean and inspect them.
- Have any gas appliances serviced regularly, and make sure
they're correctly adjusted.
- Gas or charcoal grills and portable generators should only be
used outdoors -- never inside homes or garages.
- Never heat your home with your range or oven.
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