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    Yini okufanele ngiyazi mayelana nokuphepha komlilo ne-carbon monoxide lapho ngisohambweni?

    Ukuphepha nokuvikeleka kufanele kube khona kunoma iliphi ikhaya. Thina sikhuthaza ababungazi ukuba bafake iziqwashisi zentuthu ne-carbon monoxide (CO) endaweni yabo, kodwa kubalulekile ukuthi izivakashi zihlale ziqaphela futhi zithathe izinyathelo zokuphepha noma nini—nanoma yikanjani—lapho zisohambweni.

    Uma ubhukha indawo ku-Airbnb, kufanele ubuyekeze ulwazi mayelana nokuthi ingabe umbungazi unazo yini iziqwashisi zentuthu ne-carbon monoxide kuleyo ndawo. Uzothola le mininingwane ekhasini lezindlu esihlokweni esithi Amasevisi.

    Iziqwashisi ze-carbon monoxide azivamile ezindaweni eziningi zomhlaba, ngakho-ke sikukhuthaza ukuba uthenge ozohamba nayo lapho usohambweni, ikakhulukazi uma indawo ohlala kuyo ingenayo. Nasi isibonelo sesiqwashisi esiphathwayo se-carbon monoxide.

    Imininingwane yokuphepha ivela e-American Red Cross

    I-Carbon monoxide (CO) iyigesi elingabonakali, elingenaphunga, elingenambala elakheka lapho izinto ezishayo (njengophethiloli, izinkuni, amalahle, igesi yemvelo, i-propane, uwoyela, ne-methane) kusha ngokungaphelele. Ingakhishwa izinto zikagesi zasendlini ezishisa izinto ezishayo, okuhlanganisa amahhavini, ama-ranges, ama-heater amanzi, nama-heater asemakamelweni—futhi amazinga aphezulu e-carbon monoxide angaba yingozi. Yini ongayenza:

    • Ungalokothi usebenzise i-generator, i-grill, isitofu sokukhempa, noma omunye uphethiloli, i-propane, igesi yemvelo, noma amadivayisi ashisa amalahle ngaphakathi endlini, egaraji, ku-basement, ku-crawlspace nanoma iyiphi indawo ethe ukuvaleka.
    • Gcina la madivaysi ngaphandle, kude neminyango, amafasitela, nama-vents angavumela i-carbon monoxide ukuba ingene endlini.
    • Ukuvula iminyango namafasitela noma ukusebenzisa iziphephethamoya ngeke kuvimbele ukwakheka kwe-carbon monoxide ekhaya. Nakuba i-carbon monoxide ingabonakali futhi ingenaphunga, ingaholela ngokushesha ekucobekeni nasekufeni. Ngisho noma ungakwazi ukulizwa iphunga lentuthu, usengachayeka ku-carbon monoxide. Uma uqala ukuzizwa ugula, unesiyezi, noma ubuthakathaka ngenkathi usebenzisa i-generator, thola umoya ngokushesha—ungalibali.
    • Ama-alamu e-carbon monoxide* kufanele afakwe ezindaweni eziphakathi kuwo wonke amaleveli endlu yakho nangaphandle kwezindawo zokulala ukuze zixwayise kusenesikhathi ngokuba khona kwe-carbon monoxide.
    • Amabhethri kufanele ahlolwe njalo futhi ashintshwe uma kudingeka.
    • Uma i-alamu ye-carbon monoxide ikhala, hamba ngokushesha uye endaweni eshaya umoya ngaphandle noma ngasefasiteleni elivulekile noma emnyango wangaphandle. Akufanele neze ungayinaki i-alamu ye-carbon monoxide; iyigesi ebulalayo futhi kudingeka uye endaweni eshaya umoya. Shayela amasevisi ezimo eziphuthumayo endawo uthole usizo usendaweni eshaya umoya futhi uhlale lapho baze bafike abezimo eziphuthumayo ukuze bakusize.

    Vakashela www.redcross.org/homefires uthole ulwazi olwengeziwe.

    * Ukuze uxhumane nabantu emhlabeni wonke, u-Airbnb uvame ukusebenzisa amagama athi “i-alamu” nelithi “isiqwashisi”.

    Igama le-American Red Cross, uphawu nezinto zayo ezinamalungelo agodliwe kusetshenziswa ngemvume yayo, okungahlanganisi nganoma iyiphi indlela ukusekelwa, okushiwoyo noma okuboniswayo, kwanoma imuphi umkhiqizo, isevisi, inkampane, umbono noma isikhundla kwezombusazwe. Ilogo ye-American Red Cross iwuphawu lokuhweba olubhaliswe ngokomthetho le-American National Red Cross. Ukuze uthole olunye ulwazi nge-American Red Cross, sicela uvakashele okuthiredcross.org.

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