Avoiding carbon monoxide
December 12, 2007
Carbon monoxide sickened eight people Saturday in a Park City duplex. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission offers tips to avoid or respond to carbon-monoxide sickness, including:
( Symptoms include headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness.
( If someone is suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning, they should find fresh air quickly, open windows and doors for ventilation and leave the house.
( Install carbon-monoxide detectors, with the commission recommending placing a detector outside bedrooms. Furniture or drapes should not cover the detector.
( Do not use fuel-burning camping equipment inside.
( Do not run a car in a garage attached to a house, with or without the garage door open.
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( Avoid servicing appliances that burn fuel without the proper knowledge.