Most people know that high levels of CO are harmful. What is less known is that carbon monoxide is a cumulative poison that can slowly build up in the bloodstream where it combines with blood hemoglobin and replaces the oxygen in the blood until there is too little oxygen. Younger people, particularly infants and children, as well as the elderly or anyone in poor health, may suffer effects at lower concentrations than healthy individuals, noted Magnolia.
Many store-bought CO detectors are not designed to pick up low levels of CO and only indicate when there are high levels that are imminently life threatening, said the company. Magnolia’s CO detectors are designed to pick up low levels that may be occurring.
During this free carbon monoxide test, the technician will indicate the levels currently being emitted in the home, provide a checklist of the current CO safety levels, and list any recommendations to improve safety.
For more information, call 877-901-4822 or visit www.magnoliaphc.com.
Publication date: 02/27/2012