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
- 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
- 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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