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Iceskating rinks making children sick

this is not really a question but just something i saw on the news this morning and not sure if anyone else saw it. indoor iceskating rinks have those machines that clean the ice and it has carbon monixide inside the rinks and there could be a high level that can make the children sick. they were doing a test and in little then 15mins they had to level the building because the level was so toxic. so all those hockey people. i say this because my nephew is in hockey and the kids are getting sick. the electric equiptment is way exspensive but if we can get the goverment to do something about it. it might be able to make a difference. right now only like three states have electric or even laws that require carbon monixide detectors. i mean we have it in hour homes. this is for indoor iceskating rinks.

thanks. something to think about.

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Asked by lambdarose at 10:29 AM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Sounds like a law suit waiting to happen

    Answer by Misteh at 10:30 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • they tore the building down? they couldnt just air it out? that is pretty disturbing to think they dont have detectors installed. if any type of gas powered vehile is used inside a building it should have detectors. sor everyones health. sounds like a lawsuit.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:33 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • All states should have that law.

    Answer by dancer at 10:44 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I have daughters that are competive figure skaters and my son plays youth hockey our rink has an electric Zamboni and a modern air circulation system . I do know that he older rinks with out air circulation systems have an odor from the propane used in the zambonies however I do know that some do have propane sniffers and carbon monoxide alarms since we have been cleared from a building before

    Answer by mtnaspen at 10:45 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • oops i mean leave the building. i just realized it said leveled. sorry for the miss communications. yes the older skating rinks would probably the ones to think about. but its something to ask if your children are in any in door iceskating kind of sports.

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 11:11 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • They should have some kind of law to protect people from getting sick.


    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 11:17 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

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