About Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, colorless, odorless, gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment (that burn fuel) can be sources of carbon monoxide. It is often called the Silent Killer.
It is important to follow these precautions against CO poisoning and leaks in your home:
The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed HB 3450, the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act, requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in specific residential applications with a carbon monoxide source. The purpose of the bill is to reduce deaths and poisonings from carbon monoxide.