Unintentional Carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 500 lives and sends over 15,000 people to the emergency room each year in America, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control. Carbon monoxide, or CO is an odorless and colorless gas that is toxic to human and animals. Carbon monoxide can come from several sources including charcoal grills, motor vehicles, wood burning fireplaces and generators.

Safety Tips:
-Install at least one CO alarm with an audible warnings alarm near the sleeping areas of your home. Ensure the alarm has been evaluated by a recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
-Have a qualified professional check all fuel-burning appliances and furnaces at least once per year.
-Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi or power generator in an enclosed space, like a garage. Even if the door is open, the CO may not be properly ventilated.
-Never keep a cat running in the garage.
-Never use a range or oven to help heat your home.-Denea Duran
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