Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011

“Exchange ideas frequently.”
James C. Penney (1875 - 1971)

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required
Carbon monoxide detectors are required to be installed in all existing single family homes by July 1, 2011, and in all other dwellings by January 1, 2012. This requirement was established by the State in the California Carbon Monoxide Prevention Act of 2010. No building permit is required, and the detectors can be battery powered. On average, 170 people in the U.S. die every year from the CO produced by consumer products. CO is odorless, colorless and otherwise not detected by human senses, so people do not know they are exposed. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has information at: 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (CO) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and ...
Learn about Carbon monoxide poisoning (CO), a colorless, odorless gas and is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America.

No action to be taken over Earby family's carbon monoxide poisoning 
Craven Herald 
  Just over a year after an Earby family was poisoned by carbon monoxide, a Government agency has ruled it will not take enforcement action despite discovering failings. Tina Broughton, of Victoria Mews, and her two children Holly, 17, and Jake, 13, ...