Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Carbon Monoxide
November 23, 2011 12:54:49 PM PST
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
November 13, 2011
Carbon Monoxide
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" discusses the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning here in the Bay Area.

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless toxic gas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, killing 400 and injuring more than 2000 each year. You cannot see, smell, or taste carbon monoxide, but at high levels, it can kill a person in minutes.

Today's guests are community leaders who will discuss these dangers and show us how to take the appropriate steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Studio Guests

Eric Stevenson
Director of Technical Services
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
www.baaqmd.gov

William Strawn
Public Information Officer
San Francisco Department of Building Inspection
www.sfdbi.org

Deputy Chief James Williams
Oakland Fire Department
www.oaklandnet.com/fire

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