SENATE LOOKS AT REQUIRING CO2 ALARMS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION.
Carbon monoxide alarms - Legislation, Senate Bill 3581, was approved by Senate Commerce Committee members this week to require new residential construction to contain a carbon monoxide alarm detector. The detectors can be combined with smoke detectors. Carbon monoxide cannot be detected through normal human senses as it is odorless and invisible. Each year in the U.S., 400 people die and 20,000 seek hospital treatment due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The cost of the detectors is as low as $20.00.
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