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Carbon Monoxide Prevention for Big Kids
Carbon monoxide is a gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Children process carbon monoxide differently than adults, may be more severely affected by it, and may show signs of poisoning sooner. Here are a few tips to help keep your kids safe.
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.