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How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted 13 Oct 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 – You can't smell it or see it, but carbon monoxide can be deadly, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Anything that burns gasoline, wood, coal, oil and propane – including home heating and cooking equipment – can be a source of this dangerous gas, the fire association explains. That's why it's important to have your heating system professionally serviced once a year, along with any other appliances such as water heaters or stoves that burn these fuels. To protect your family, install carbon monoxide detectors outside every sleeping area and on every floor of your home, the fire association advises. Multiple detectors can be connected; if one picks up carbon monoxide, all of the alarms will sound. The NFPA also provides these tips: Make sure the detector you buy has a label indicating it was tested in a reputable laboratory. Follow ... Read more

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Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Posted 24 Oct 2014 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 – A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis. Activated charcoal is a supplement that soaks up gases and odors, making it a common treatment for people with flatulence. It's also purported to be a treatment for colitis, according to a new report detailing the man's condition. While it's not clear if the over-the-counter supplement actually made the man sick, he recovered after he stopped taking it, the report found. People "should be wary of articles on the Internet which suggest activated charcoal can treat colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Our case report suggests activated charcoal can actually cause inflammation of the colon known as colitis," said Dr. Jessica Davis, lead author of the new report, and a senior ... Read more

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