The Maine Tracking Network now includes 2013 data on the percentage of Maine homes with a carbon monoxide detector, along with 2012 carbon monoxide poisoning hospitalization and mortality data.
The new data show that as of 2013, three out of every five households in Maine have a carbon monoxide detector. The percentage of homes with a carbon monoxide detector has increased significantly since 2004 when 35% of homes had a detector.
The major factor behind the upward trend is a dramatic increase in the percentage of rental units with a carbon monoxide detector, which rose from 34% in 2009, to 69% in 2013. This is most likely due to a 2009 state law requiring detectors in all rental units.
With the interactive query tools available in the Maine Tracking Network, users can chart these trends in carbon monoxide detector use for themselves, and make comparisons by county, public health district, and more.
- Explore carbon monoxide poisoning in the data portal
- Read the state law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in certain types of residences
- Find data from other states about carbon monoxide poisoning on the National Tracking Network
- Get Maine resources about carbon monoxide poisoning
- Learn more about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention