Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Prepare to “fall back” by checking home detectors

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As we prepare to turn back the clocks this weekend, November 4th and temperatures continue to fall, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. We “fall back” an hour on November 4. When you turn back your clocks, it’s also a good practice to check both your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

“When the temperature drops, we begin to see an uptick in carbon monoxide poisonings,” said Dr. Jon Meiman, Chief Medical Officer. “To prepare for winter weather, Wisconsin residents should make sure their heat sources and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.”

Read more about carbon monoxide here.