HHT Presentation: Carbon Monoxide

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Presentation by Eric Frohmberg, Maine Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, on Carbon Monoxide at the Maine Asthma Coalition's Healthy Homes Trainings.

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HHT Presentation: Carbon Monoxide

  1. 1. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Maine Eric Frohmberg Healthy Homes Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  2. 2. Carbon monoxide kills• Combustion can produce CO• CO can kill within minutes
  3. 3. Carbon Monoxide PoisoningED Visits 2003-2006 Detectors - 2004
  4. 4. How Mainers get Poisoned• 49% Poisoned at home, 10% at work• 19% poisoned from generator• 13% each from furnace or propane fridge
  5. 5. How Mainers get Poisoned• 35% Poisoned from exhaust• 60% of those poisoned by exhaust werepoisoned in garage or barn
  6. 6. Sex Differences (2002-2006)
  7. 7. CO Detectors• Battery powered or battery backup• Change batteries at Daylight Savings Time• Maintain combustion sources and chimneys
  8. 8. Maine’s law on CO detectors• Install 1 CO detector in each apartment orwhen restoration/addition, etc.• Electrical with battery backup• LL must supply, tenant must maintain• Title 25 Section 2468
  9. 9. Success stories• Family of 7 woken up by CO alarm. Faultypropane stove.• Residents evacuated from Apt. building. Faultypropane furnace vent.
  10. 10. Resources
  11. 11. QUESTIONSEric FrohmbergPhone (tollfree in Maine)1-866-292-3474Email: ehu@maine.govData:https://tracking.publichealth.maine.gov/

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