How can I protect my family from carbon monoxide?
Because carbon monoxide is produced from defective equipment, it is
recommended that all heating and cooking appliances be serviced at least
annually. Be certain that all chimneys and flues are clean and in good working
condition. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for operation of portable
heating appliances. Do not idle cars or other gas-powered motors in the garage
or where the exhaust could be drawn into the house. Consider purchasing and
installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for installation and operation.

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1. What is carbon monoxide?
2. Why is carbon monoxide so dangerous?
3. Where does carbon monoxide come from?
4. What are some of the common sources of carbon monoxide?
5. How can I protect my family from carbon monoxide?
6. What should I do if my CO detector alarms or I suspect the presence of CO in my home?