Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Symptoms to Watch For & How to Protect Your Family! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

Family Health Safety
6 months ago
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Symptoms to Watch For & How to Protect Your Family!

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and poisonous gas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that “each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires.” Many of these deaths could have been avoided with a simple detector. If you are sleeping, you could get CO poisoning before even feeling any symptoms, which include: 

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • weakness
  • chest pain
  • confusion

You can protect yourself and your family by calling and inquiring about CO protectors before you visit a home or book hotel rooms. You also can purchase a battery-operated carbon monoxide travel alarm for under $30. You may see a smoke alarm in your hotel room, but they do not detect CO.

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