Saturday, April 08, 2006

Reasons to Install CO Detectors

Here are some good reasons to install Carbon Monoxide detectors (at your expense) in every unit!
  • CO is colorless, odorless, and tasteless
  • Low level of CO can cause cause irreversible learning and memory defects in fetuses
  • Early symtpoms of CO poisoning are often diagnosed as a virus (dizzy, headache, nausea, fatigue)
  • Half of all fatal poisonings in the USA are attributed to CO
  • Automobiles are a major source of CO (i.e. attached garages)
  • Heart attacks can be triggered by high-levels of background CO
  • Appliance malfunction and back drafting casue 1500 US fatalities every year and 10,000 serious injuries (blindness, brain damage, etc.)

 

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