Pressure Mounts to Implement CO Protections after Deaths in Public Housing

Recently, NBC News found that at least 11 deaths in federally subsidized housing since 2003 were caused by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, most recently in January when two men died in a public housing site in Columbia, S.C. HUD doesn’t require CO detectors in public housing and, according to housing advocates and public health experts, has been slow to combat the hazards posed by the gas.

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