5 Tips to Minimize Your Risk of Winter CO Poisoning

Here’s how to reduce your risk of wintertime CO poisoning, a St Louis personal injury attorney explains.

Here’s how to reduce your risk of wintertime CO poisoning, a St Louis personal injury attorney explains.

In colder areas of the U.S., the winter time means that it’s time to start using wood- and fuel-burning appliances to stay warm. This, in turn, can mean that there is a greater risk of developing carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the wintertime, especially if people are unaware of how CO exposure occurs in homes and how to prevent it.

To help you reduce your risk of CO poisoning this winter, here are some things to do now:

  1. Replace the batteries in your home’s CO detectors.
  2. Have your stoves, ovens, HVAC system and other major appliances serviced, as defective or aging appliances can be sources of CO.
  3. Clear all of the air-intake paths for your home, and never burn anything in a stove/oven/fireplace that is not vented to the outside.
  4. Don’t leave vehicles running in garages, even if the door is open.
  5. Know the signs of CO poisoning so you know when to seek emergency care.

Contact a St Louis Personal Injury Attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

If you or a loved one has developed CO poisoning in an unsafe premise or due to a defective product, contact an experienced St Charles & St Louis personal injury attorney at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC for experienced help with your financial recovery.

Call our firm at (636) 946-6886 or toll free at (855)772-5291 to find out more about your legal rights and what we can do to help you. You can also email us using the contact form on this page.

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