Frequently Asked Questions / Facts

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is the main thing that carbon monoxide alarms you own protect you from?
A: Death Only!!

Q: What illness or disabilities aren't CO alarms designed to protect you from?
A: Heart disease, respiratory illness, memory loss, diabetes, multiple chemical sensitivity, alzheimer disease, parkinson disease, sudden infand death syndrome (SIDS), partial loss of hearing, partial loss of sight, etc.

Q: Who do Carbon Monoxide Alarms mainly protect?
A: Healthy middle aged adults

Q: Who isn't protected by Carbon Monoxide Alarms?
A: Pregnant mothers, infants and children, elderly persons, persons with pre-existing health problems, more sensitive persons.

Interesting Facts

  • Did you know that the current CO Alarm Standards are designed to minimize how often they go off?
  • Did you know that it has been reported in studies that 25%-40% of doctor office visits for flu symptoms have been found to be low level Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
  • Carbon Monoxide Standards for Parking Garages are 2 or 3 times safer than homes, apartments, schools, hotels, and nursing homes.
  • Did you know that the MAXIMUM LEVEL of CO in a short period of time should not exceed 9PPM (parts per million)?
  • Did you know that unvented appliances produce between 35-50 PPM of CO?
  • Did you know that if you already purchased a CO “detector” sold at retailers and home centers that it probably does not alarm until you reach unsafe levels of 70PPM or higher for a period of 90 minutes? By then it may be too late.
  • Did you know that low levels of Carbon Monoxide above 35PPM can be FATAL to an infant or young child?
  • Did you know that the maximum allowable concentration in an area for continuous exposure in any 8 hour period, in the workplace are 35-50PPM?
  • Did you know that if you do not have proper air ventilation for appliances in your home it is possible that your chimneys can reverse direction to provide that air and spill flue gases into your home?

 

 

 

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