New CO Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts Today

You may recall last week that I posted an article on this blog regarding the new Massachusetts law which requires all Massachusetts homeowners to have carbon monoxide detectors installed on each and every level of their respective home.  That new law took effect today.

The impetus for this new Massachusetts law was the tragic death on January 28, 2005 of Nicole Garofalo who died due to an excessive build-up of carbon monoxide levels in her home.

This is a much needed law that hopefully will prevent senseless death’s like Nicole’s from occurring in the future. Carbon monoxide causes serious and oftentimes deadly personal injuries.  It is an insidious killer because it is an odorless and colorless gas that is nearly impossible to detect.  These new required detectors will sound in alarm in the home if CO levels reach high and dangerous levels.

Kudos to the Massachusetts legislature for enacting this much needed, and overdue law.