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Residential Carbon Monoxide Detectors. U.S. Dept. of Treasury/ National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology produced this document to provide information about the new technology of carbon monoxide detectors. The article provides a list of hazards that can cause carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. The most common are: a defective furnace or water heater, a cracked chimney or flue, and the indoor use of charcoal grills. The article explains how CO detectors work, why they are important, how many a home needs, and how to identify a reliable detector. If a CO detector should activate, the reaction should be the same as a fire alarm--get everyone out of the house and call the fire department.

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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0001

 
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