Many lives could be saved and much disability prevented if citizens could learn to recognize and prevent the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
3 Steps to Take in Your Home to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Preventive efforts such as checking furnace flues, chimneys, and vents could help to alleviate the hazard.
- The use of good, common sense in not using open flames, ovens, or other appliances not intended for heating, could reduce the number of carbon monoxide related incidents.
- It is also recommended that homeowners have their complete heating systems checked before every heating season.
Only by being aware of the peril, and understanding the nature of the hazard, can we help to prevent unnecessary exposures to deadly carbon monoxide. By understanding the mechanism of injury, we can be better prepared to treat the effects of this toxic product. In this way, it is expected that the number of people who succumb to carbon monoxide’s “deadly clutches” can be reduced.