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Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that can cause health problems and even death.

Using fuel-burning heat sources inside or too close to the house, such as generators, furnaces, wood stoves, and gas grills, can cause carbon monoxide to build up. Learn to take the proper precautions Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Here are four Carbon Monoxide safety tips:

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
  • If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or to an open window or door.
  • Call 911 from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you

InjuryThe Injury Prevention Program's (IPP) mission is to reduce death and disabilities that result from intentional and unintentional injuries. Intentional injuries are those that are self-inflicted or committed by another person, like suicide or sexual assault. Unintentional injuries are those that are considered "accidental" such as poisonings, falls, or motor vehicle crashes. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in New Hampshire for those aged 1-44 years and have been for many years. Injuries often do not occur by chance and are thus preventable.

Much of the IPP's work is carried out by working together with the Injury Prevention Center at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, the New Hampshire Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Injury Surveillance Manager within the Health Statistics and Data Management Section and many community partners. The IPP:

  • Provides training and technical assistance to professionals and the public.
  • Promotes and implements prevention programs that work.
  • Evaluates the impact of these activities.

The IPP also houses the Northern New England Poison Center's New Hampshire Poison Educator.

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