Every year, approximately 30,000 people in the United States are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and approximately 500 die, may in their own home. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless and cannot be detected by humans without the aid of a detector. Frighteningly, the CDC reports that only 30 percent of American homes have functioning carbon monoxide alarms. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of muscle control, shortness of breath, fatigue, and skin irritation.
Visit your local San Jose hardware store to purchase a carbon monoxide detector for your home. Along with fire and smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors will ensure that you and your family has enough time to respond to a dangerous and potentially deadly scenario.