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California's New Carbon Monoxide Safety Law

June 1, 2011

Protecting California Families from the "Silent Killer"

In May 2010, an important new public safety measure was signed into law requiring all California homes to be equipped with carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the "Silent Killer" because it is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can catch its victims completely unaware. CO is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States and accounts for up to 700 emergency room visits in California each year. CO poisoning can cause severe and chronic brain, lung and heart injuries and can lead to death.

The only safe way to know if there is CO in your home is to arm your family with a working CO alarm.

For More Information visit the following websites or contact the City of Woodland Building Department at (530) 661-5816 or the City of Woodland Fire Department at (530) 661-5860.

Link to the Office of the State Fire Marshal's Website, Select Hot Topics, Carbon Monoxide Information,
http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/

Link to California Safe Homes Page,
http://casafehomes.org/

Link to Senate Bill 183,
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0151-0200/sb_183_bill_20100507_chaptered.pdf