Lower the Alarm Set-Point of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

A COLORLESS, ODORLESS, AND TASTELESS GAS IMPERCEPTIBLE TO HUMAN SENSES

 

Did you know that carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a leading cause of poisoning in the United States and accounts for 95,000 CO poisonings annually? Health effects of carbon monoxide poisoning range from fatigue, dizziness, and headaches to long-term neurological disabilities. These can be prevented.

CO ALARMS ARE LIFE SAFETY DEVICES, NOT INJURY PREVENTION DEVICES

NCOAA is initiating an urgent call to action to lower the alarm set-point of carbon monoxide alarms in the US to protect the health and safety of individuals across the nation.

Our new white paper presents the following information:

  • current carbon monoxide alarm standards and the historical events that led to the creation and adoption of these standards

  • the scientific data that informed the WHO's recommendation for carbon monoxide exposure limits

  • the need for urgent action to lower carbon monoxide detector alarm levels

 

The purpose of the white paper is to provide background information on carbon monoxide poisoning, detectors, and standards, and to serve as a springboard for further discussion and collaboration planning.

Please protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones by submitting your information above to download our new white paper.