Carbon Monoxide Safety

What  is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a odorless, colorless gas that is produced from fuels that have not been burned completely.

Sources

Some sources include heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel.

ex. gas range stove, gas dryer, fireplace

Vehicles and generators are also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

In 2016, the Maryland General Assembly passed the required installation of carbon monoxide alarms for any new and existing rental dwelling units! 

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General Safety Tips

  • CO alarms should be installed on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area.

  • Test alarms once a month when you test your smoke alarms.

  • If alarm sounds, immediately move outside or to a fresh air location. Move to the safe location before calling for help.

  • Do not warm vehicles or any fueled motor indoors, remove vehicles from garage after starting.

  • Only use gas or charcoal grills outside and for their intended purpose.

"Carbon Monoxide Incidents and Hazards" NFPA

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Find out more on how to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning below!

Carbon Monoxide Tips

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