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Protect your home from these household dangers

A man's lungs is exposed to different dangerous silent killer elements like Radon radiation, Asbestos or carbon monoxide from flames or heat.
A man's lungs is exposed to different dangerous silent killer elements like Radon radiation, Asbestos or carbon monoxide from flames or heat.

As part of your spring cleaning routine, take time to protect your home and family from these household dangers.

Radon: One in eight homes exceeds Health Canada’s acceptable radon level and the only way to detect hazardous radon levels inside the home is with a testing kit. Radon comes from the soil and can seep through the foundation. Get hassle-free peace of mind by setting out the First Alert Radon Gas Test Kit for 24 hours and then mailing it to the specified address for results.

Carbon monoxide: CO poisoning is responsible for an average of 300 deaths in Canada every year. Often dubbed the silent killer, this colourless, odourless gas can only be detected by an alarm. For ultimate home safety, equip your home with a carbon monoxide alarm, with a digital display that shows CO levels in the home and a long-life battery that lasts for a decade, eliminating the need for bi-annual battery replacement.

Grease and gas: More than 40 percent of all house fires start in the kitchen, usually as a result of an unattended stovetop. To prevent this common hazard, make sure to keep watch while the stove is in use, clean all grease spills immediately and keep a fire extinguisher nearby for emergencies. For an easy-to-use option, the First Alert Fire Spray offers the same protection as a traditional extinguisher, but in a lightweight, point-and-spray can design.

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