Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Hospitalizations and Deaths in Canada

Given the success in increasing fire safety across Canada as a result of legislative and community-based initiatives and policies related to smoke detectors, there are clear benefits to expanding the scope of the Smoke Alarm Movement to incorporate carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Previous research has demonstrated that accidental CO poisoning can be reduced through a combination of public education, emission controls, warning labels on products, and combination residential CO and smoke alarms (Hampson & Holm, 2017).

The BCIRPU assisted with requesting and analyzing the data for this report. Read more by clicking on the link below and visiting the University of the Fraser Valley’s Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research website. 

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