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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Who Is Liable?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-May-2018

    As a colorless and odorless gas, carbon monoxide is produced by burning fuel, such as natural gas, fuel oil, coal, wood, and charcoal. Unfortunately, exposure to the gas can cause serious side effects that can result in lasting injuries and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of 2,244 fatalities were caused from unintentional carbon monoxide ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Is A Silent Killer, But It Can Be Avoided

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Sep-2012

    Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas which has the ability to kill you. When home appliances, such as portable generators, are not properly ventilated, the risk of those appliances emitting carbon monoxide gas is present. If you have been exposed to carbon monoxide the symptoms mimic common ailments, such as the flu. Headaches, nausea, and fatigue may be experienced from ...
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  • Change Alarm Batteries For Daylight Saving Time To Prevent CO Poisoning

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Mar-2012

    Daylight Saving Time begins on March 11 and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers in California and across the country that this is the perfect time to change the batteries for all alarms. By regularly changing batteries in alarms and detectors, consumers can protect themselves from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. Putting new batteries in the ...
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  • Recognizing The Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Mar-2012

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is incredibly difficult for a person to notice without the aid of a detector. CO is also incredibly deadly when a person is exposed to a high concentration and it is produced by many gas-powered machines and tools, making it especially important for people of all ages to be aware of the dangers and prevent carbon monoxide ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory In Many California Homes

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-Dec-2011

    California’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act has made it mandatory for California homes with a fossil fuel source, attached garage, or both to have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector installed. The state law went into effect on July 1 of this year, and now makes it mandatory for homes across the state to have a working CO detector, according to CBS Los Angeles. Carbon monoxide is a ...
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  • Stay Warm and Safe This Winter with These Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Tips

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 7-Nov-2011

    With winter approaching, more and more houses will be using heaters and keeping doors and windows closed in order to stay warm in Northern California. But with the need for heat comes an increased danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. In order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning for yourself or your family, follow these safety tips from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Have a ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Mandatory For California Residences

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Feb-2011

    Homeowners in California have until July 1 to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes in order to comply with a new state law, according to an article in The Santa Cruz Sentinel. All homes with attached garages, fireplaces, or any gas appliances will need to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. Additionally, the California Building Code has enacted a similar requirement, which ...
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  • Cpsc Warns Of Carbon Monoxide Dangers This Winter Season

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 25-Jan-2011

    Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a press release urging consumers to be careful this winter in regards to carbon monoxide exposure. According to the press release, carbon monoxide (CO) is a serious threat during winter months. Any appliances in the home that are fuel-burning, including fireplaces and furnaces, are potential sources of CO. Carbon monoxide is ...
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