Preventing deaths from carbon monoxide

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Molecular structure for carbon monoxide or CO.

April 10, 2014 Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 2:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Legislation designed to prevent deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning has passed the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

The Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act is named for two brothers, from Kimball, Minnesota, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The bill would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide support for public safety education and the installment of carbon monoxide detectors. The passage of the bill by the Commerce Committee paves the way for it to be considered by the full senate.