Air We Can’t Grasp: The Insidious Matter of Carbon Monoxide
Even though carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable, housing safety violations, injuries and deaths keep occurring. Since Fall 2022, Futuro Investigates digs into why incidents keep happening and how Latino and Black residents are disproportionally affected by the deadly gas.
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Headaches. Dizziness. Vomiting. These vague symptoms can be a diagnosis of the flu … or it can be signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.
In 2021, a fatal fire happened in a Central Harlem building. Exasperated by their landlord’s negligence in the aftermath, a group of residents decided to organize, went on a rent strike and sued for damages. Now, a year-and-a-half after the fire, tenants are still left in limbo.