Grill Safety

Gas Grills Liquid petroleum (LP) gas or propane, used in gas grills, is highly flammable. Each year about 30 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these fires and explosions occur when consumers first use a grill that has been left idle for a period of time or …

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Hot Weather

Hot Weather Safety Tips  Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease or …

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

January 1st, 2007 Carbon Monoxide detectors became mandatory for all homes in Illinois What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, deadly gas. Because one cannot smell, see, or taste it, carbon monoxide can kill you before you know it is there. Where does carbon monoxide occur? Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of a fuel …

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Well Water Safety

Assuring Safe Drinking Water: Every year there are instances of contaminated drinking water in Lake County. Private water wells should be tested at least annually to see if the water meets drinking water standards.Water well owners can have their well water tested for: • Bacteria • Nitrates • Fluoride • Lead • Hardness • Iron …

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