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Cold Weather & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Personal Injury on January 11, 2012 - no comments.

It’s that time of year where your heater is on and you’re snuggled up in a blanket in front of the TV. But did you know your heater may be a source of carbon monoxide(CO) poisoning? ┬áDepending on the source, CO poisoning deaths account for somewhere between 200 and 700 deaths per year in the U.S. and for every death, approximately 5 more people will end up in the hospital with CO related injuries. These types of injuries can include memory loss, learning disabilities and personality changes. ┬áSome potential sources of CO poisoning included furnaces, hot water heaters, grills, and gas stoves. If you have a vented appliance that is not vented properly, it can also be a source of CO poisoning. Installing CO detectors can be a lifesaver. Make sure to install a detector in every sleeping area and that it is equipped with an LED indicator that tells you if the device is powered on.

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