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Even with our knowledge of its potential harm and with modern technology providing better safety and warning devices, many people continue to work on preventing carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes and in other places where there is a potential for carbon monoxide to be present.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can cause a lot of harm or even death to you and your family if not properly monitored. Hundreds of people accidentally die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances and idle cars. Fetuses, infants, and elderly people can be especially susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning. Be safe by practicing these DOs and DON’Ts:
Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning in your home should not be taken lightly because of the damaging and deadly results that occur when people breath in carbon monoxide.
If you start to have severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, faintness, and/or are short of breath, you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning. Try going outside of your home. If the symptoms disappear then the carbon levels in your home could be dangerously high. Immediately go to the hospital to make sure that no permanent damage has been done and have your home inspected for high levels of carbon monoxide. Contact your gas company or other entities who are authorized to inspect and repair carbon monoxide problems.
Following these simple DOs and DON’Ts could save your or your family’s life. Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning can be a daunting undertaking but in order to protect your and your family’s health, it is of utmost importance to be vigilant in this endeavor. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, do not hesitate to contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C.