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In an Emergency


1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.

 

2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone

 

3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.

 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide

Feb 22, 2017
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Carbon Monoxide Facts

 

Carbon Monoxide Law

 

Generator Use Increases Threat of “Silent Killer”- Carbon Monoxide - press release

 

Carbon Monoxide—The Silent Killer  -  blog

 

Know the Difference Between Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas?  - blog

 

Old Man Winter and Carbon Monoxide -  blog

 

What’s That “Chirping” Sound?? - blog

 

Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Extreme Weather  -  blog

 

Special Note:     CO detectors/alarms have varied expiration dates, but if
unsure, consider replacing it. Many newer CO alarms have end-of-life indicators. Replace all CO detectors/
alarms according to manufacturer’s instructions, or
when the end-of-life signal sounds.



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