Red Cross urges Nevadans to check Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  • Source: KTVN-TV CBS 2 Reno
  • Published: 11/22/2023 12:00 AM

The Red Cross of Northern Nevada is urging people to check the carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. The reminder comes after recent carbon monoxide incidents in the region. It is important to test your carbon monoxide alarms and change their batteries at least every six months, according to a Red Cross press release, along with your smoke alarms. Every year, at least 420 people die in the U.S. from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and more than 100,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency room each year due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide injuries are more likely in the colder months when people use indoor heaters and appliances.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe