This "silent killer" kills 500 people and sends 20,000 more to the hospital each year. Commissioned by Underwriters Laboratories -a 115 year old product safety organization, the survey overall finds that Americans might be over confident in their ability to protect themselves and their family from CO poisoning.
UL has put together an extensive list of safety tips you can follow to protect yourself and your loved ones against CO. Some of their safety tips include -
- Have a qualified technician inspect fuel burning appliances once a year
- Protect your home by purchasing and installing a CO alarm
- Be prepared should your CO alarm detect a problem
- Know the signs of potential CO poisoning
For more information on CO safety and Underwriters Laboratories visit www.ul.com