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Prevention is key when it comes to the undetectable threat of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide detectors work a lot like smoke detectors and alert at the presence of the potentially lethal gas. We are at a higher risk for exposure during the cold winter months when heaters are in full use. Carbon monoxide is released in the air anytime fossil fuel is burned.
First responders are urging every home, office, business, and school be equipped with the life-saving device that can detect the odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to flu-like symptoms and depending on exposure range from headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness to disorientation, unconsciousness, and even death.
In addition to installing a carbon monoxide detector, there are other things you can do to reduce your risk of exposure.
-Request an annual heating inspection
-Don't use generators inside
-Make sure stove/fireplace is vented
-Schedule annual car service maintenance checks
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TBI: Women more likely family violence victims
June 20, 2013 08:10 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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