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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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acannell June 30, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m.

gosh i wonder if co detector companies lobbied people in sacramento to pass this law. HMM. i wonder could it be??


JustWondering July 2, 2011 @ 7:54 a.m.

So cynical! It's just more nanny government. Soon you won't to do anything without the government's okay. If this continues, the only thing left to do will be to pray for our children's children! For their lives, unlike ours, will be drab gray, because the government will outlaw the use of color, controlled because the government will outlaw creativity, and less joyful, because the government will take all their earning because it know better than you. Free choice will be a dim memory or stories of times now gone forever.


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