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MDHHS Reminds Residents to be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

With the arrival of colder weather and the increased reliance on heaters and fireplaces, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan residents to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing CO detectors and making sure fuel-burning appliances are properly working. Most CO poisonings take place in homes where heat producing appliances are not properly installed, maintained, or vented, including furnaces, water heaters, generators, gas grills, dryers, lanterns, space heaters, fireplaces, chimneys, and gas stoves. CO is a gas produces whenever a fossil fue...


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