New Carbon Monoxide Law in NYC Prompts Safety Education Classes
New York City’s new law will mandate the installation of at
least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm within 15 feet of
sleeping areas. The new law has fire system manufacturer
Kidde teaming up with Lowe’s stores to educate customers
about CO. The stores also sell and manufacture CO alarms.
Experts at Lowe’s will answer questions about the law and teach people what to look for when shopping for CO alarms and how to install them. The new law will take effect on Nov. 1.
After Nov. 1, carbon monoxide alarms have to be installed in all dwellings that contain heating sources or appliances that burn fossil fuels. Homes, hotels and hospitals are just some of the places the law requires CO alarms.
More than 2,000 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Carbon monoxide can go undetected since it is a colorless, odorless gas.
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