The Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states an average of 170 people in the United States die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year. This number does not include CO deaths associated with automotive products, such as the recent loss of a mother and child as reported by The New York Times.

What are the causes of CO poisoning?

Described as a “deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas,” the CPSC website provides a list of products that may pose a hazard, including: “malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters; engine-powered equipment such as portable generators; fireplaces; and charcoal that is burned in homes and other enclosed areas.” United Technologies of Climate, Controls and Security states symptoms of CO poisoning “are similar to the flu without a fever and can include dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, sleepiness, fatigue/weakness and disorientation/confusion.”

How can unsafe CO levels be detected?

Detecting dangerous levels of carbon monoxide without the proper systems in place is virtually impossible. Considering the extremely low investment for carbon monoxide alarms, having them installed safely to cover an entire home (including sleeping quarters) is a crucial step not to be overlooked in keeping loved ones safe.

Introducing MyGuard Apps

Fire Sonar Technologies, Inc. has created an extra layer of protection in the fight against CO poisoning thanks to their MyGuard Apps solution. Following the simple download process, users can customize their app experience. The app works with existing CO detectors in your home or business to deliver immediate notifications about possible dangers.

Keeping your family safe

In addition to the CO feature, the MyGuard Apps family also includes important alerts that can prove to be invaluable when emergencies arise. In mere seconds, you will be alerted to a fire in your home, nearby gunshots, or when a sex offender is registered in your neighborhood.

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