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Carter, Kuster Legislation to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Unanimously Approved by Subcommittee

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Washington, July 10, 2019 | comments
The Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act introduced by Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Annie Kuster (D-Nh.) was unanimously passed by the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today. 

The bipartisan legislation creates a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as well as schools and other public facilities. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act also provides incentives for states to pass laws to require CO alarms.

"We have had serious carbon monoxide poisoning incidents at home in the First District of Georgia," said Carter. "I'm very glad that this legislation is moving through Congress to help protect Americans from the dangers of this gas."

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 400 deaths and 20,000 emergency room visits caused by carbon monoxide poisoning every year.
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