While portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, generators also can be extremely hazardous and even life-threatening.
The primary hazards when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Most of the deaths and injuries associated with portable generators are from CO poisoning from generators used indoors or in partially enclosed spaces.
Carbon Monoxide Hazards
Generators can produce high levels of CO very quickly. You cannot smell or see CO so even if you do not smell exhaust fumes, you may be exposed. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately. The CO from generators can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death.
Here at solarity It is safe to say that solar system is considerably more health friendly . Solar Power does not produce any fumes and can improve your health outcomes and environment. Generators which are major source of environmental pollution have the opposite effect – emitting carbon monoxide that can lead to headaches, dizziness and even more serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. Learn more about Health Risks Associated with Generator Noise or Why not go solar ?
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