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The Times Of Northwest Indiana Supports Legislation To Require CO Detectors

Lindsey O'Brien Kesling Wishing Tree Foundation

Oct 25, 2013 — In their Oct 24 Editorial, The Times of Northwest Indiana says: "In Illinois, state law requires working carbon monoxide detectors within 15 feet of every bedroom. Indiana does not yet have such a law, but it should. Carbon monoxide detectors, installed and maintained properly, save lives."

You can read the entire editorial at this link:

EDITORIAL: Indiana should require use of CO detectors
EDITORIAL: Indiana should require use of CO detectors
Four deaths in Merrillville Oct. 12, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, brought tears to the eyes of even people who didn't know the family. Kennetha Purnell, 38, her husband, Micheal Nichols, 41, and their two children, Matthew Nichols, 13, and Morgan Nichols, 11, had just moved into their rental home in Merrillville and likely died sometime that night, police said.