Residential carbon monoxide alarm prevalence and ordinance awareness.

  title={Residential carbon monoxide alarm prevalence and ordinance awareness.},
  author={Shahed Iqbal and Jacquelyn H Clower and Shubhayu S Saha and Tegan K Catlin Boehmer and Christine L. Mattson and Fuyuen Y. Yip and Robert D Cobb and W Dana Flanders},
  journal={Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP},
  volume={18 3},
OBJECTIVE Unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a leading cause of poisoning in the United States. Most poisoning cases occur in residential settings and a working CO alarm may prevent many of these events. The use of a CO alarm is mandated in many parts of the country; however, little is known about the compliance and adoption of such ordinances at the population level. This study determined the prevalence of residential CO alarm and awareness of a 2001 CO alarm ordinance in… CONTINUE READING
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