Most people know that carbon monoxide (Co) gas is dangerous. Illinois state law, effective January 1, 2007 mandates that a carbon Monoxide (Co) detector must be placed within 15 feet of every room in a house used for sleeping purposes. Follow the manufacturers instructions for proper installation. Potential sources for Co are automobiles, gas appliances, gas furnaces, chimneys, charcoal grills, and portable kerosene heats. Carbon monoxide is tasteless, poisonous, and dangerous to people. Symptoms of poisoning caused by carbon monoxide exposer may initially by similar to the flu. Symptoms may include the following: burning eyes, headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, confusion, shortness of breath, and unconsciousness.
When you suspect Carbon Monoxide is in your home or a CO detector is sounding: