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Carbon Monoxide Detector (CO)

A device that detects the presence of the toxic gas carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless compound which is lethal at high concentration. If enough carbon monoxide is detected, the device sounds an alarm, giving people in the area a chance to ventilate the area or safely leave the building. Carbon monoxide is produced from incomplete combustion of fossil fuels.