New Law to Enforce Carbon Monoxide Detectors be a Permanent Fixture in your Home

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Danger Carbon Minoxide

Amanda's Law named after Amanda Hansen, a 16 year old girl whose life was tradgically taken by a carbon monoxide leak from a defective boiler in 2009, will take effect February 22, 2010.  This law will require a carbon minoxide meter detector to be installed in dwellings in which are operatable devices that can emit carbon minoxide or have an attached garage. 

According to the law" devices that obmit carbon minoxide are "includes fuel fired appliances, equipment, devices and systems; solid fuel burning appliances, equipment, devices and systems; all other appliances, equipment, devices and systems that may emit carbon monoxide; fireplaces; garages; and all other motor vehicle-related occupancies." 

Carbon Minoxide places

Carbon minoxide posionings and illnesses are common in the winter as that is when furnaces are running.  Carbon minoxide posioning symptoms are ones like the flu.  It is important when having flu symptoms to be checked out and think twice about carbon minoxide posioning. 

Comments (3)

Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

This is a good thing.  Thanks for the post. I was not aware of the law.

Feb 06, 2010 12:17 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Melissa,  I see you're continuing with another interesting and important post.  Is the law just in New York or is it a national law?

Feb 06, 2010 02:51 PM
Melissa Furman
Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate - Saratoga Springs, NY
Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes

The law was passed at a state level.  As far as I am aware NY is the only state that has this law.  Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Feb 06, 2010 10:30 PM