Governor Declares Carbon Monoxide Safety And Awareness Week; Urges Protection Against CO Poisoning
JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Falling temperatures signal to Michigan residents that heating season has arrived, and with it comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide dangers.
That's why Gov. Rick Snyder has joined with Consumers Energy and declared Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 "Michigan Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week."
Consumers Energy reminds home and business owners to take preventive measures now that will provide protection against carbon monoxide (CO), a toxic gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless and can be produced when appliances aren't operating or venting properly.
"The majority of carbon monoxide poisonings occur during the fall and winter heating season," said Zach DeFrain, Consumers Energy program manager. "As one of Michigan's largest utility providers, our goal is to ensure Michigan residents have factual information about carbon monoxide poisoning so they can take steps to protect themselves and their families from this invisible killer," DeFrain said.
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