City urges residents to put carbon monoxide detectors in all homes 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, invisible nightmare of a gas that kills 500 people a year in the U.S., and injures 20,000 more.

San Francisco officials are now pushing people to heed a new state law that requires residential property owners to install carbon monoxide detectors in homes and apartments that have a gas-fueled furnace or other appliance.

“This is sensible life-saving, injury-prevention legislation,” said Mayor Ed Lee in a statement about the new law.

The new carbon monoxide devices must be installed on every level of single-family dwellings by July 1, 2011, and in all other residential units by January 1, 2013.

Certified carbon monoxide devices can be found here, and a full list of the legislation’s stipulations can be found here.

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