Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Law To Require Carbon Monoxide Alarms In Most Homes

(CBS2) It’s a “silent killer” that causes an average of 400 Americans to die each year, but now a new law is trying to change this.

The passage of California Senate Bill 183 will require most homes to have a carbon monoxide alarm by July 1.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi says these detectors will be required in any home up for sale or transfer with a fireplace, gas stove or attached garage.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that carbon monoxide poisoning sends 20,000 to the emergency room each year — numbers Kunitomi says will dramatically decrease if every state had a law like California.

By the year 2013, every home (including apartment complexes and condos) will be required to have the alarms.

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