What has changed in CO detectors/alarms recently?

CO detectors/alarms always have been and still are designed to alarm before potentially life-threatening levels of CO are reached. The UL standard 2034 (1998 revision) has stricter requirements that the detector/alarm must meet before it can sound. As a result, the possibility of nuisance alarms is decreased.

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1. What is carbon monoxide (CO), and how is it produced in the home?
2. How many people are unintentionally poisoned by CO?
3. What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
4. What should you do to prevent CO poisoning?
5. What CO level is dangerous to your health?
6. What should you do if you are experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning?
7. What has changed in CO detectors/alarms recently?
8. How should I install a CO Alarm?
9. What should you do when the CO detector/alarm sounds?
10. How should a consumer test a CO detector/alarm to make sure it is working?
11. What is the role of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in preventing CO poisoning?
12. Do some cities require that CO detectors/alarms be installed?
13. Should CO detectors/alarms be used in motor homes and other recreational vehicles?