Testing for Carbon Monoxide

By | February 22, 2010

As the cold air continues to hang around this Winter and we keep the fires burning in the fireplaces and stoves that we need to make sure all vents and chimneys contain no blockages. Why? Because carbon monoxide kills people every year as a result of blocked vents and chimneys.

How Does Carbon Monoxide Kill?

Quite simply, the hemoglobin in our blood which normally carries oxygen to the cells in our bodies becomes the target of carbon monoxide when the two come in contact with one another. The carbon monoxide latches on to hemoglobin molecules and displaces oxygen molecules when it does so.

Exposure to low concentrations of carbon monoxide result in symptoms which people often mistake for the flu or other common Wintertime illnesses.

Exposure to high concentrations of carbon monoxide results in the displacing of ALL oxygen molecules and that means ZERO oxygen reaches the cells… and that causes cell death in a matter of minutes. When enough cells die, so does the host (person).

How Do I Know If I Have Carbon Monoxide Gas?

Like all effective killers, carbon monoxide creeps up on its victims undetected. It has no odor, no color and the human eye cannot see it. Only a carbon monoxide detector will let you know if it has made its way into your environment.

Below you will find carbon monoxide detectors and products designed to help you test carbon monoxide detectors:

 110vAC Plug-in Methane, Propane and Carbon Monoxide Detector (HS80504) with Audible & Visual Indication   HS80504   110vAC Plug-in Methane, Propane and Carbon Monoxide Detector (HS80504) with Audible & Visual Indication 
 300 Custom Imprinted Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CP300) Special Offer $795   CP300   300 Custom Imprinted Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CP300) Special Offer $795 
 CO Alarm Test Gas in Aerosol Can, CO Check (CO-8) Used for Testing Carbon Monoxide Detectors   CO8   CO Alarm Test Gas in Aerosol Can, CO Check (CO-8) Used for Testing Carbon Monoxide Detectors 
 CO Alarm Test Kit for Testing of Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CO-Test) with Real Carbon Monoxide Gas in Pre-Scored Ampoule   CO-test   CO Alarm Test Kit for Testing of Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CO-Test) with Real Carbon Monoxide Gas in Pre-Scored Ampoule 
 CO Badge: Carbon Monoxide Detector Badge 2⅛” x 2⅛” (cP1) with Adhesive Strip   cP1   CO Badge: Carbon Monoxide Detector Badge 2⅛" x 2⅛" (cP1) with Adhesive Strip 
 CO Badge: Carbon Monoxide Detector Badge 2⅛” x 2⅛” (cP1-bulk) 50/Pack with Adhesive Strip   cP1-bulk   CO Badge: Carbon Monoxide Detector Badge 2⅛" x 2⅛" (cP1-bulk) 50/Pack with Adhesive Strip 
 CO Badge: Custom Imprinted Promotional Carbon Monoxide Detectors (cP2CS) 2⅛” x 2⅛”   cP2CS   CO Badge: Custom Imprinted Promotional Carbon Monoxide Detectors (cP2CS) 2⅛" x 2⅛" 
 CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm Wall Mount/Portable (CDK22) Battery Operated with Batteries and Hardware   CDK22   CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm Wall Mount/Portable (CDK22) Battery Operated with Batteries and Hardware 
 CO Carbon Monoxide Detector: Digital Handheld 0 to 999ppm (CO71A) with Belt-Clip Carrying Case   CO71A   CO Carbon Monoxide Detector: Digital Handheld 0 to 999ppm (CO71A) with Belt-Clip Carrying Case 
 CO Carbon Monoxide Detector: Digital, Handheld 0 to 1000ppm (DCO1001) with LCD Display   DCO1001   CO Carbon Monoxide Detector: Digital, Handheld 0 to 1000ppm (DCO1001) with LCD Display 
 CO Carbon Monoxide Detector: Digital, Handheld; 1 to 999ppm (715-202-G1) with Carrying Case – Made in USA   715-202-G1   CO Carbon Monoxide Detector: Digital, Handheld; 1 to 999ppm (715-202-G1) with Carrying Case - Made in USA 
 CO/Temp Flue Analyzer Kit: Digital Carbon Monoxide 0-999, Temp 32-1112°F (CO91) w/Built-In Pump, SS Probe & Carrying Case   CO91   CO/Temp Flue Analyzer Kit: Digital Carbon Monoxide 0-999, Temp 32-1112°F (CO91) w/Built-In Pump, SS Probe & Carrying Case 
 Gas Alert Extreme Carbon Monoxide Detector (GAXT-M-DL) 0-1000ppm CO Sensor   GAXT-M-DL   Gas Alert Extreme Carbon Monoxide Detector (GAXT-M-DL) 0-1000ppm CO Sensor 
 Honeywell MiniMAX Personal Gas Monitor: CO Carbon Monoxide 0-200 ppm (XTRT-CO) Real Time Display   XTRT-CO   Honeywell MiniMAX Personal Gas Monitor: CO Carbon Monoxide 0-200 ppm (XTRT-CO) Real Time Display 
 Wall Mount CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm ELECTRIC (CD9585) IC Sensor 120vAC Direct Plug-in   CD-9585   Wall Mount CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm ELECTRIC (CD9585) IC Sensor 120vAC Direct Plug-in 
 Wall/Ceiling Mount CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm (CD-9490) Battery Backup & Digital Display 120vAC   CD-9490   Wall/Ceiling Mount CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm (CD-9490) Battery Backup & Digital Display 120vAC 
 Wall/Ceiling Mount CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm BATTERY (CD9000) Biomemetic Sensor with Battery   CD-9000   Wall/Ceiling Mount CO Carbon Monoxide Alarm BATTERY (CD9000) Biomemetic Sensor with Battery 
 Wall/Ceiling Mount: Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarm 110vAC, Dual Ionization Sensor (CD-9795) w/Large Mounting Ring & Battery   CD-9795   Wall/Ceiling Mount: Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarm 110vAC, Dual Ionization Sensor (CD-9795) w/Large Mounting Ring & Battery 

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