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Scugog Township marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog marked Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month at a recent meeting.

“Beginning November 1, it’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month. CO as it is also referred to is colourless, [and] odourless. It’s a gas produced by your furnaces, stoves, water heaters and vehicles, all of which burn fossil fuels,” Fire Chief Mark Berney told councillors.

The Fire Chief noted inhaling carbon monoxide “can be life threatening,” and stated “94 percent of carbon monoxide incidents occur in residential properties.” He then discussed what people can do to protect themselves.

“I encourage our homeowners and residents to take preventative measures, such as installing CO detectors in their homes, and having their heating systems inspected and serviced regularly.”

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