Carbon Monoxide Headquarters
I Prefer to call them ALARMS
What they Can / Cannot Do
CAN - detect unacceptable levels of CO in the air (some units do not detect low levels of CO that may be significant in chronic CO poisoning).
CAN - provide early warning, before a healthy adult might show symptoms of acute high-level CO poisoning.
CAN - act as round-the-clock monitor of CO in a living space.
CAN - only sense CO that reaches it - Where you place an Alarm is important
CAN - are subject to breakdown like any other electronic device
CANNOT - work without electrical power (batteries, AC)
CANNOT - sense smoke, natural gas, propane, etc. (It is not a smoke detector, although some units now combine both functions)
...... last changed 03/31/02
Placement of Your CO Alarm
Some CO Alarms
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