Health Professionals: Tell CPSC to Reduce Deadly CO Leaks in Our Homes January 22, 2024
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous air pollutant that causes over 100,000 emergency room visits, over 14,000 hospitalizations, and over 400 deaths every year.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing new safety standards for residential furnaces and boilers to prevent CO from leaking into our homes, plus new alarm thresholds to warn us earlier when leaks do occur. PSR supports these new safety standards and is urging the CPSC to align the alarm thresholds with the CDC’s guidelines for CO exposure.
If you are a health professional, sign on to PSR’s letter to the CPSC by Wednesday, January 24th to protect public health and help prevent deadly CO poisoning.