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Town Spreads Carbon Monoxide Awareness

North Hempstead, NY –Supervisor Judi Bosworth, and the North Hempstead Town Board, in cooperation with Long Island Green Homes, would like to remind residents that January is Carbon Monoxide Awareness month.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poses a great danger because it is odorless and invisible. Indications of possible CO poisoning include chronic headaches, nausea and shortness of breath. These signs can often be confused with food poisoning or the flu. CO poisoning can occur when appliances that burn, such as furnaces, boilers and water heaters, are used improperly.

“It is important for residents to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. Learning about the symptoms and warning signs can help save lives,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Residents should also protect themselves and their families by installing carbon monoxide detectors in their homes, especially near sleeping areas.”

For more information on carbon monoxide, please visit: www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm

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