Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas which
is caused by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels from
Fuel oil, wood or coal and any other type of fuel.
It is estimated that carbon monoxide causes as many as 1,000 deaths
per year in the United States.
Carbon monoxide gas can be emitted by
Gas or oil furnaces
Wood, coal or gas dryers
Recommended test areas are: homes, kitchens, furnace areas, garages,
cars, RVs, campers, boats,airplanes,wood stoves, fireplaces, space
heaters and water heaters. How fast does the sensor work?
600 ppm (.060%)1-2 minutes
400 ppm (.040%)2-4 minutes
200 ppm (.020%)4-15 minutes
100 ppm (.010%)15-30 minutes
50 ppm (.005%)30-45 minutes
Note: Reaction time is slightly faster when damp, and slightly
slower when dry.
Caution: The sensor button will be damaged by halogens, ammoniac and
nitrous gases. Keep away from cleaners, solvents and other
contaminants. Harsh direct sunlight will bleach out sensor button
and shorten useful life.
Order a test kit today and breathe easier knowing that you are safe!
Do you have a gas or oil burning furnace in your home or office?
Do you have a working fireplace?
Do you have a gas clothes dryer?
Do you have a gas or oil burning water heater?
Do you have a kerosene, gas, or oil burning space heater?
Do you or someone you know start their automobile in the garage
with the door closed?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you and your
family are at risk of suffocating to death by INVISIBLE and ODORLESS
CARBON MONOXIDE GAS!
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon Monoxide is a lethal gas produced in normal amounts whenever
you use an appliance which burns a combustible fuel. Combustible
fuels include gas, oil, kerosene, charcoal and wood. When proper
ventilation of appliances becomes blocked, carbon monoxide
concentrations build up inside your home and become deadly.
Because carbon monoxide is invisible, tasteless and odorless, its
victims may never know there is something wrong until it’s too late.
It often takes the lives of whole families. Children and the elderly
are the first to be overcome along with pets. Over 2,500* people in
the United States will die each year of carbon monoxide poisoning
and over 10,000 will be hospitalized.
Most victims who lose consciousness may be left with permanent brain
damage, mental and speech disorders, vision and hearing impairments,
seizures, coma or death.
Why Should I Worry?
Carbon Monoxide quickly replaces vital oxygen in the blood which
results in suffocation from the inside out. It could take as little
as 3 minutes, depending on the level of concentration. Since you
cannot see, hear, taste or smell carbon monoxide, the only way to
protect your family is to recognize the symptoms and install a
carbon monoxide detector.
Symptoms to watch for:
headaches, drowsiness, dizzineess an confusion
nausea, vomiting and rapid heartbeat
unconsciousness, coma and death
everyone in the house is feeling ill at the same time
it feels as though you have the flu Common Causes of In-Home
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Malfunctioning or improperly vented heaters and furnaces
Blocked passageways in chimneys and flues
Paint removers which contain methylene chloride and which the body
absorbs and converts to carbon monoxide
Depressurization in the house (“backdraft”).
Understanding the Meaning of CO Concentrations
9 ppm (0.0009%) Maximum allowable concentration for short term
exposure in a living area
35 ppm (0.0035%) Maximum allowable concentrations for continuous
exposure in any 8-hour period
400 ppm (0.04%) Frontal or slight headaches within 1-2 hours
becoming life threatening after 3 hours
800 ppm (0.08%) Dizziness, nausea and convulsions within 45
minutes. Unconsciousness within 2 hours. Death within 2-3 hours.
1600 ppm (0.16%) Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes.
Death within 1 hour.
3200 ppm (0.32%) Headache, dizziness and nausea in 5-10 minutes.
Death within 30 minutes.
6400 ppm (.64%) Headache, dizziness and nausea 1-2 minutes. Death
within 10-15 minutes. 12800 ppm (1.28%) Death within 1-3 minutes.
Professional Carbon Monoxide Detector by PRO-LAB™
Adheres to wall or door
Spot turns gray or black when CO is present
Spot returns to original color when air is clean
Lasts for three months once opened
Laboratory tested for accuracy
Accurate and reliable results
Can also be used in boats, aircraft and RVs and more!
Once you have tested your home or office, you can then make any
changes necessary to protect you and your family from further
exposure to carbon monoxide.