CO (Carbon Monoxide)
What Is CO?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that interferes with the delivery of oxygen in the blood to the rest of the body. It is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels.
What Can Be Done to Prevent CO Poisoning?
- Annual Service & Safety inspections for heating systems, chimneys, and flues.
- Ensure that appliances are properly adjusted and working to manufacturers' instructions.
What About Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors can be used as a backup but not as a replacement for proper use and maintenance of your fuel-burning appliances.