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    Default It's the Law...in New York

    NEW YORK, New York City's new carbon monoxide detector law takes effect today.
    The law says building owners must provide and install at least one approved carbon monoxide alarm in each home or apartment. The detectors must be put in within 15 feet of the main entrance to each bedroom.Landlords can charge 25 dollars for each new alarm or for alarms that are lost or damaged by their tenants.The law goes into effect less than two weeks after Albanian pop singer Anita Bitri, her mother and 7-year-old daughter were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Staten Island apartment after basement boiler vents were stuffed with plastic bags to keep concrete out during construction work.
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    Ray....what about commercial structures, such as the one I work in on Columbus and Disney Avenue?

    Why aren't they included?

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    we are trying to get something like this passed on a local level.,,thanks Ray
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    We have a local ordinance like this. It only affects anyone that is getting/renewing a certificate of occupancy. The good side is that ALL of our rental properties have to renew their C.o.O. every year so they will all have detectors. The bad side is we have more problems in the older homes with older heating systems than any of the new ones.
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    Default CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

    Carbon Monoxide (CO) is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs more often in the winter months. This occurs when people use their gas stove to heat the home. Carbon monoxide is produced by any device that burns fuel. Approximately 500 Americans die annually from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, and approximately 5,000 are treated for exposure at area hospitals. To reduce the chance of accidental exposure a carbon monoxide detector should be installed in the home.

    Carbon monoxide fumes build up where there is poor ventilation particularly in an enclosed area. The following is a list of items that can produce such deadly fumes:

    Exhaust from cars / trucks.
    Gas stoves.
    Gas ranges.
    Kerosene lanterns.
    Burning charcoal.
    Wood burning stove.
    Fireplace chimney.
    Gas burning generators.
    Any type of fuel burning appliance.
    Hot water heater.
    Carbon monoxide binds to our hemoglobin 200 times faster than oxygen when the exposure is high enough, you can develop these symptoms from exposure to carbon monoxide:

    Headache.
    Dizziness.
    Nausea / vomiting.
    Cherry red skin.
    Confusion / Stupor.
    Loss of conscious.
    Possible death.
    Everyone is at risk of exposure, however, people with low red blood cell counts, heart or respiratory aliments as well as infants are at a higher risk.

    To further reduce the chances of you or a loved one becoming overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning follow these preventive tips:

    Never heat your home with a gas stove /gas range.
    Never use a charcoal grill or a hibachi in your home.
    Never use a gas powered generator or a gas powered machine in the home or basement.
    Make sure all fuel burning appliances are properly installed and maintained by a certified technician.
    Never use a gas powered machine by an open window (fumes can seep into the home).
    Always clear exhaust pipes from automobiles and trucks during snowstorms.
    Make sure fireplace, chimneys and flues are checked and cleaned every year.
    Never sit in a car or leave it running in a closed garage.
    Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check it regularly to make sure the battery is working.
    In the event you become ill from carbon monoxide poisoning move yourself to fresh air and call 911. Follow instructions from operator and await the help of a trained medical professional.
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    Originally posted by NJFFSA16
    ....what about commercial structures, such as the one I work in on Columbus and Disney Avenue?

    Why aren't they included?
    The new law (Local Law 7 of 2004) requires at least one carbon monoxide detecting device within 15 feet of sleeping rooms in Class A multiple dwellings and private dwellings; buildings which are within occupancy groups J-1, J-2, or J-3; and buildings classified in occupancy group G and H-2. Owners will be responsible for installing approved devices, while occupants would keep and maintain the devices in good repair. Owners would also be entitled to a reimbursement of $25 per device from tenants. The provisions of this law may be enforced by the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

    CO Detectors are required in the following building types:

    J-1 Hotels, Motels, Lodging Houses, Rooming Houses

    J-2 Apartment Houses, Apartment Hotels, School Dormitory, Single Room Occupancy/Welfare Houses

    J-3 Single Family Homes, Two-Family Homes, Rectories/Convents, Group Homes

    Group H2 Hospitals/Clinics, Nursing Homes/Homes for the Old Age, Nurseries

    Group G Educational Schools, Academies, Libraries, Colleges
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    Default Good law...

    Good law. Too bad it takes a death of a celebrity to make it
    move forward through the approval process.

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    I heard about the law but who was the celebrity?

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    Originally posted by firefiftyfive
    I heard about the law but who was the celebrity?
    The law goes into effect less than two weeks after Albanian pop singer Anita Bitri, her mother and 7-year-old daughter were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Staten Island apartment after basement boiler vents were stuffed with plastic bags to keep concrete out during construction work.
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