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The protection of your family, your home and your valuables should always be top of mind, but there is a silent, invisible killer that does not get the attention it deserves – carbon monoxide. This tasteless, odourless gas is responsible for numerous deaths in Canada each year and sadly, people just aren’t getting the message as to its potential impact on the health of you and your family.

Because you can’t sense carbon monoxide in the air, it often affects those exposed before they even know it’s there. The symptoms begin with what could easily be confused with the flu but if action isn’t taken and levels continue to rise, things can get dramatically worse and extremely dangerous in a very short period of time. As with any safety issue, if you want to take it seriously, than you need know the importance of prevention, detection and common sense.

Aside from simply equipping your home with carbon monoxide detectors, there are a number of good habits that you can develop and some decisions you can make that can keep you and your family safer.

Check out this week’s video to learn about how to prevent and detect carbon monoxide in the home. Be educated and equipped….it can truly be a life saver!

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