What should you know before an alarm goes off?


  To determine if anyone in the household is at ri […]


To determine if anyone in the household is at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, be especially vigilant to protect high-risk patients who are exposed to carbon monoxide.

If you have babies or small children at home, check them for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, as they may not be able to explain their symptoms. Babies or small children are more affected by carbon monoxide poisoning than healthy adults.

Pregnant women should be aware that in the event of a carbon monoxide leak, even if they feel no discomfort, their fetus can still be harmed. If a pregnant woman suspects that carbon monoxide gas may be inhaled, she should contact her doctor immediately.

Are there seniors in the home? Or do you have anemia, heart or respiratory disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis? These people, for health reasons, are still at the same risk of being poisoned by carbon monoxide at low concentrations as at high concentrations.

If someone in your home is at high risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, we urge you to take special precautions against possible poisoning. If the alarm goes off, remove the high-risk patient from the room and use room ventilation. High-risk patients are not allowed to enter the residence until the source of the carbon monoxide problem is identified and repaired to bring it back to normal.