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Avoiding carbon monoxide


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.

More information is available on the commission’s Web site. Its address is http://www.cpsc.gov. A fact sheet about carbon monoxide is available at http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/466.html.