A conversation between members of the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (NCOAA) and The Lauren Project has deepened recently as their common purpose of increasing carbon monoxide safety around the country has found new ways to expand. NCOAA President Charon McNabb from Michigan and LP Chief Creative Officer from Colorado met in person this summer to discuss additional ways we could work together toward our common goal. The NCOAA has recently commissioned a research professional to review research on the effects of carbon monoxide exposure at both extreme and chronic low levels. The goal is to produce a summary of data that may be used in the near future to review manufacturer’s standards when it comes to C.O. alarms. The Lauren Project provided the NCOAA with a $5000 grant to help fund the research project. Other avenues for increasing C.O. safety will also be explored as the 2 organizations work to promote national safety standards that need updating.
An additional project also resulted from the partnership. The Holly, Michigan Fire Department was planning a canvassing event to distribute & install smoke alarms in their local community. The Lauren Project sent 50 C.O. alarms so they could also install those. The canvassing took place on September 22 and was very successful with 140 smoke alarms and 40 C.O. alarms installed. We love being able to help wherever we are needed!
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