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7 Life-Saving Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
In the midst of winter when temperatures drop, we bundle up, close our windows, and turn on heaters to keep us warm. When doing so, we don’t expect is to suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning, yet the numbers tell a different story. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2010 to 2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. It was also found that January is the deadliest month for carbon monoxide poisoning.
To help protect yourself and your loved ones this January and beyond, follow these simple precautions to mitigate the chance of an in-home fire and suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning:
1. Be generous when installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
Regardless of what type of carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms you use, ensure the detectors are positioned around the home so all house dwellers can hear the alarm. According to the personal injury experts of Manchin Injury Law Group, alarms and detectors should be on every floor of the house, covering all sleeping areas.
2. Demonstrate how detectors should work
Don’t wait until an actual emergency occurs to learn what your alarms and detectors sound like. Ensure all members of your home are well-versed ... more
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