November 12, 2010
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CUMBERLAND PLATEAU HEALTH DISTRICT PROVIDES TIPS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
(LEBANON, Virginia) – The Cumberland Plateau Health District (serving Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell Counties) is pleased to offer carbon monoxide poisoning prevention brochures at all four health departments and at participating stores that sell generators. In Virginia there were 79 deaths in 2009 due to accidental carbon monoxide inhalation. Of those, three were in our health district.
Visit one of the health departments or participating local retailers to learn more about how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Each health department will host a drawing for free carbon monoxide detectors to be given away throughout the winter months. Retail stores throughout the health district are participating in this event to spread awareness about carbon monoxide poisoning. Participating retailers include Van Sant Hardware in Buchanan County, Modern Hardware in Clintwood, Lowes in Claypool Hill, Magic Mart in Grundy and West End Pharmacy in Clintwood.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips:
Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
For more information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov, or call or stop by your local health department for more information about carbon monoxide poisoning. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.