Establishing National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

A resolution introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) establishes November 5-12, 2017 as “National Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Awareness Week.” CO poisoning has proven to be a dangerous threat to American families with 400 people killed and 21,000 sent to emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings every year.

The resolution was driven by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) in order to bring increased awareness to the “Invisible Killer.” CO poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because CO is odorless, tasteless and colorless many people don’t realize they’re being poisoned.

About the National Association of State Fire Marshals

The principal membership of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) comprises the senior fire officials in the United States and their top deputies. The primary mission of NASFM is to protect human life, property and the environment from fire and related hazards. For more information, go to firemarshals.org.

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