Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas that interferes with the delivery of oxygen throughout the body. At lower levels, carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms: headaches, dizziness, weakness and fatigue. At higher levels, or with prolonged exposure, it can cause confusion, disorientation, impaired vision and coordination, brain damage, coma and death. Effective August 1, 2009, all single family homes and multifamily dwellings in Minnesota are required to have a UL-listed CO alarm within 10 feet of each bedroom. Find links below to more information about carbon monoxide, alarms and the law.
Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Toolkit (CDC)
Carbon Monoxide: The "Invisible" Killer (brochure)
El Monoxido de Carbono: El Asesino "Invisible" (brochure)
What does the law say?
Information for owners of multi-family dwelling