January Is The Deadliest Month For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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  • 1. 
    According to a new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ­____ is the worst for carbon monoxide poisoning.
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      February

    • C. 

      April

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      March

  • 2. 
    Unintentional carbon monoxide exposure accounted for 15,000 emergency room visits annually between 1999 and 2004, with an average of 439 people dying each year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Fatalities were highest among ­­__and __
    • A. 

      Children and Babies

    • B. 

      Men and senior citizens

    • C. 

      Women and senior citizens

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The higher rate among older persons has been attributed to the likelihood of older adults mistaking symptoms of CO poisoning for other conditions common among persons in this age group (e.g., influenza-like illnesses or fatigue).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    CO deaths are the highest in winter months.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these facts are true regarding safety tips to prevent CO poisoning?
    • A. 

      Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil or coal-burning appliance inspected and serviced by a qualified technician every year.

    • B. 

      Install battery-operated CO detectors on every level of your home.

    • C. 

      Don’t use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside the home, basement or garage or outside the home near a window

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 7. 
    If a CO detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911 from outside.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    CO death rates higher in:
    • A. 

      Nebraska, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and North Dakota

    • B. 

      Nebraska, Delaware, Alaska, Montana and North Dakota

    • C. 

      Nebraska, New York, Alaska, Vermont and North Dakota

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    People rely on CO alarms to prevent CO poisoning, additional research regarding their effectiveness is needed, including an evaluation of the cost effectiveness of CO alarms used in residences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Exposure to CO can be prevented with basic precautions including:  
    • A. 

      Proper installation and maintenance of fuel-burning appliances

    • B. 

      Educating the public with material regarding the dangers of CO are needed, particularly during the winter season

    • C. 

      CO detectors that alert occupants to accumulating gas and should be placed on every level of a home

    • D. 

      All of the above

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