Liz Swain 5:30 p.m., Sept. 22
CO Detector Law Takes Effect
A key part of SB 183, passed last April by state legislature, is set to take effect tomorrow. As of July 1, all single-family homes in the state are required to be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. Multi-family properties such as apartment buildings and hotels have until January 2013 to comply.
The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010, as the bill is officially known, references the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimate that 500 are killed and 20,000 injured nationwide each year due to preventable carbon monoxide poisoning. In California, the law is expected to reduce avoidable deaths by 30 to 40 people a year and reduce emergency room visits by as many as 700 annually.
The full text of the law can be found here.
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