8 Common Household Items That Can Make You Sick

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What should you do when you suspect a gas leak in your house: turn off your gas supply, call the authorities and your gas company (the National Gas Emergencies or dial 911 immediately), STOP using electrical devices (donít turn on or off the lights, donít take the elevator to evacuate the building), leave the property, and leave your doors and windows open to allow fresh air in, wait outside for a gas engineer to arrive. The most important thing that you SHOULD NOT do is use items that could cause a spark.

Moreover, carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when your body starts to replace the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide. This happens when thereís too much carbon monoxide in the air. Unfortunately, you canít detect it (unlike gas leak) without using a special detector, because it is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It is usually produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, or other fuels. People who use their gas cookers to heat a room in the winter are more likely to suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning, as that flame releases this type of gas. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal in most cases.

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