Home Depot, Kidde join forces this week in carbon monoxide safety campaign

Gas injures more than 20,000 individuals each year

Alameda County residents can learn more about household sources of carbon monoxide and how to detect this odorless, colorless and tasteless gas by visiting Pleasanton's Home Depot store this week.

Nov. 7-13 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness week in California and the campaign to alert the public on the dangers of carbon monoxide gases in the home also started with the return of Pacific Standard Time yesterday.

The interactive display is being sponsored by Kidde, a manufacturer of fire safety products. Kidde staff will be at Home Depot to discuss carbon monoxide safety, answer questions and help shoppers learn about the proper placement of a carbon monoxide alarms.

Carbon monoxide, often referred to as the "silent killer," can only be detected with a CO alarm. The gas injures more than 20,000 individuals each year and more than 230 Californians were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from 2001 - 2006.

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