Overexposure to Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of poisoning in the USA, according to the EPA. CO gas is a serious concern due to it’s ability to disguise it’s presence.
It is odorless, tasteless, and colorless.
Having a detector in every home with fossil fuel burning appliances is a must. Ideally, a detector should be present on each level of the home. There are established, specific distances applicable to the proper placement of CO detectors.
In addition to CO detectors, gas appliances, wood burning fireplaces, and chimneys must be properly maintained.
This short video imparts some very good tips to ensure your home is in compliance.