Ontario marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Nov 4, 2016

Carbon monoxide safety tip sheet. Photo of CO alarm and a list of tips

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Toronto General Hospital, and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority are marking Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week–November 1-7–with a tour of Ontario’s largest hospital-based hyperbaric unit.

The public will learn about the symptoms of CO poisoning, how it is treated, and what can be done to prevent it. Often called the invisible killer, CO is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of CO.

NFPA has a list of precautions on the CO page of the website and listed in the Carbon Monoxide Safety tip sheet.


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