New State Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Homes by February

By: Ben Zblewski Email
By: Ben Zblewski Email

A new state law could protect you from a deadly poison.

Starting February first all one and two family homes are required to have a Carbon Monoxide detector on every floor, except the garage and attic.

The gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, and can cause serious health problems if it's inhaled.

"Symptoms for CO poisoning are similar to the flu. Headache, nausea, light-headed, dizzy. Those are mild cases," said Deputy Fire Chief Kris Grod of the Weston Fire Department.

He says it can even cause death if untreated, which can come on quickly in young children and the elderly.

Fire crews have recommended carbon monoxide detectors for years.

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