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Carbon Monoxide Prevention for Pre-Teens
Carbon monoxide is an odorless and invisible gas that can make you seriously ill or in some cases even cause death. Help ensure that your kids stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning by following these steps.
Top Safety Tips
- Install a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home, especially near sleeping areas, and keep them at least 15 feet away from fuel-burning appliances.
- Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms, and vice versa. Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are available.
- Don’t use a grill, generator or camping stove inside your home, garage or near a window.
- If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Don’t leave a car, SUV or motorcycle engine running inside a garage.