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Safety Warning for Portable Generators During Hurricane

Posted on 10/29/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’re planning on using a portable generator for power should Hurricane Sandy wipe out electricity in your region, beware: Nearly 100 people die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by using their generators incorrectly. The nation’s poison centers, as well as federal safety agencies, have issued warnings urging Americans to use caution and follow safety guidelines when setting up their portable generators during this storm. The American Association of Poison Control Centers says carbon monoxide poisoning is the …