By Scott Humphrey
Assistant Vice President, Risk Control
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced by the incomplete burning of any carbon-containing material, including gasoline, natural gas, propane, coal or wood. CO is dangerous because it replaces oxygen in the blood and interferes with the transport of needed oxygen to cells in the body.
Travelers logo. A man in shirt with the Travelers logo stands beside a podium with a carbon monoxide detector on it and points his nose in the air.
SCOTT: Smell anything? I don't, but I hear that.
He points at the detector.
It means that deadly carbon monoxide has entered your home.
He holds up the detector.
A detector like this is the best way to know if carbon monoxide is in the air. Install one on every level of your home, near the bedrooms, and anywhere else it's required by law, then test them frequently. If a detector ever goes off, get outside quickly and call 911.
I'm Scott. I'm a safety consultant at Travelers. Learn more about how to prepare and prevent accidents at travelers.com/carbonmonoxidesafety.
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Many incidents involving carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented with the right preparation. Start with these seven tips to help keep your home and family safe from carbon monoxide.
In addition to protecting yourself and your loved ones from carbon monoxide poisoning, it’s important to have the right homeowners insurance to safeguard the things you value. Contact an insurance agent, get a quote, or speak to a Travelers representative to make sure you have the coverage you need.
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