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CO alarmElements of home safety include:

  • fire safety
  • home maintenance
  • poison prevention
  • preventing choking and suffocation
  • preventing trips, slips, and falls
  • water safety and drown prevention

Health effects

Smoke from a wood stove or fireplace, if not properly ventilated, puts people at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The small particles produced by burning wood can also cause asthma attacks and aggravate heart and lung disease.


Printable Resources

UNC CEHS Home Safety fact sheet