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  2. Sire
    Sire June 13, 2011 at 7:19 am |

    So, where should carbon monoxide detectors be placed? Where I live people don’t usually have these detectors at home, but I’m thinking about installing one.

  3. IPC
    IPC June 13, 2011 at 8:33 am |

    Hi Sire,

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends it be located near the sleeping area, where it can wake you if you are asleep. Additional detectors on every level and in every bedroom of a home provides extra protection against carbon monoxide poisoning. There’s a law in Illinois that requires every home and apartment have a CO2 detector. You should definitely have one in your home. (http://www.ilsafetycouncil.org/pdfs/2006Dec/COLaw.pdf)

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