Is it the Flu or is it Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Article by: Erby Crofutt
Is it the Flu or Carbon , Basic Guide to Servicing your Chainsaw Monoxide Poisoning?
By Erby Crofutt, B4U Close Home , Japanese Garden Design: The Practical Use of Stones and Boulders Inspections www.b4uclose.com
The flu and carbon , Avoid Problems: Painting Aluminum And Vinyl Siding monoxide (CO) poisoning share many symptoms: headache,
dizziness, nausea, weakness, confusion and fatigue. However, while CO
poisoning does not come with a fever, the flu does.
If you have flu symptoms, but no fever, remind your physician about the
possibility of CO poisoning. The Consumer Product , Overwintering Pond Fish Safety Commission (CPSC)
estimates that over 200 people a year die, while thousands more are treated for
CO poisoning by hospital emergency rooms , Improving Your Health & Quality of Life with Flowers and private physicians. Other
organizations place , Edible Flowers in Your Garden these estimates even higher.
How can you prevent becoming an annual , The two pillars of a successful interior design project! statistic from CO poisoning?
* Have all gas , Prepare Your Deck this Winter and Take the Hard Work Out of burning appliances inspected and serviced annually by a
* Have all chimneys , Healthy Soil for a Healthy Garden and flues checked annually for loose connections, blockage,
corrosion, etc. Also make sure you properly open the flue on any wood , Gardenscape On A Shoestring burning
appliance or fireplace when using them. (To avoid fire , Hostas – Plantain Lily danger,
make sure you have the chimney , A Look at Planting Flower Bulbs flue inspected and cleaned, each year, by a
chimney , Blinds Give Your Home A New Lease On Life sweep certified by the Chimney Safety , Essential Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen Institute of America
* Make sure your heating systems have an adequate intake of outside air. , Tips For Buying Lawn Tractors
* Never use appliances such as a clothes dryer, , Your Rose Garden Planting range, or oven to heat , Mower Maintenance for a Perfect Lawn your
home. , Jammin' with Your Kids: The Wonderful World of Music
* Don't leave cars running in garages, , A Primer of Popular Traditional Furniture Styles even with the door , Septic System Maintenance Secrets open. If you must
preheat your car, back it out of the garage , Prepare Your Deck this Winter and Take the Hard Work Out of and close the garage , Blinds Give Your Home A New Lease On Life door.
* Never, never burn charcoal in a confined space.
* Finally, install CO detector/alarms in your home. , The Benefits of Ventilation These detector/alarms are
similar in concept to the smoke alarms , Orange Perennials For Your Garden that are prevalent in today's homes. , The Good, the Bad and the Buggy
There are two types of CO detector/alarms available: hardwired, (using household
current); and battery powered.
* Hardwired sensors usually purge themselves and resample for CO at a preset
period of time.
* Battery powered sensors usually react to prolonged exposure to CO.
Whichever kind you purchase, make sure the CO detector/alarm meets the
requirements of Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) 2034. (This can usually be
determined by reading the manufacturer's label or installation instructions.)
I recommend installation of ceiling mounted detector/alarms in the following
* One on each floor , The Benefits of Home Ventilation of the residence (On floors , Green roofs on Garden Buildings used for sleeping, the
detector/alarm should be placed in the hallway near each sleeping area);
* One in the vicinity of each major fuel burning appliance (not within five
* And one in the garage. , Lawn Care Tips
Consult the manufacturer's installation instructions to ensure the right
placement of the detector/alarm in each area.
Flu shots help protect against the flu.
A CO detector/alarm helps protect against Carbon , Choose The Right HDTV Antenna For Your Set-Up Monoxide poisoning.
Save your health -- Get both.
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About the author:
Erby Crofutt owns B4U Close Home , Septic System Maintenance Secrets Inspections (WWW.B4UClose.com ) in Georgetown,
KY, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Real Estate
Inspection Association. (KREIA). He conducts Home , Need A House And Pet Sitter While You're Away But Think You Inspections in Central,
Northern, and Eastern Kentucky. He can be reached by phone , 5 Secrets To Growing Beautiful Roses at 502-570-4054,
by mail at B4U Close Home , Essential Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen Inspections, 104 Lawson Drive, Suite 103-400,
Georgetown, KY or by e-mail at email@example.com
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