In the State of Massachusetts ,Carbon Monoxide Alarms Have Helped Almost 5,000 Home Owners Escape the Silent Killer

January 11, 2015 10:17 AM

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As the use of indoor heating increases during winter or cold season, so does the risk of monoxide poisoning. In almost 20,000 carbon monoxide report received by firefighters about 25% of these involved the presence of dangerous levels of toxic gas.

“I think in this cold snap, we’re going to see a lot of carbon monoxide incidents,” said Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Fire Services. “Hopefully people have working alarms and are protected from this silent killer.”

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