Friday, December 31, 2010

December 31, 2010

“The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.”
William Feather (1889 - 1981)

Massive carbon monoxide poisoning rescue underway in Killington
Breaking news this morning about an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a ski chalet on the mountain in Killington. Channel 3 has learned that this is ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Often Preventable
These horror stories always seem to appear at this time of year: "Bridgeport family rushed to hospital" (Connecticut Post); "Carbon monoxide kills five in ...

Rash of carbon monoxide alarms prompt warning
Asbury Park Press
The Manitou Park Vol. Fire Co., which covers this township's Holiday City and Silver Ridge age-restricted communities, has experienced a rash of carbon monoxide detector alarms ...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 30, 2010

“We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.” Tom Robbins (1936-

Contractor, home inspectors indicted in carbon-monoxide deaths of ...
A contractor and a building inspector have been indicted on homicide charges in connection with shoddy…

8 people evacuated from Pigtown home over carbon monoxide
Baltimore Sun By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun
Eight people were taken to area hospitals for evaluation for possible carbon monoxide exposure at a Pigtown rowhome, ...

Manitoba makes carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in new residences
Vancouver Sun
According to the province, which originally told media outlets that carbon-monoxide sensors would be required in all homes next year, the devices are only ...

Hospital warns about heaters, carbon monoxideý
San Antonio Express
With winter here, Nix Health is reminding the community about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning that can be caused by faulty heaters or from using ...

Three in hospital following carbon monoxide leak
A RETIRED couple and a paramedic were taken to hospital after being overcome by carbon monoxide. Jon Wills and his wife Valerie, of High Street, Laleston, ...

Carbon monoxide leak shuts Freeport plant - A Follow-up story
A day after a carbon monoxide leak at a Freeport packaging plant sent the owner and 27 workers to multiple hospitals, ...

Clogged pipe to blame for carbon monoxide in Waynesboro home
Chambersburg Public Opinion
A clogged pipe was to blame for carbon monoxide found in a Waynesboro home. Waynesboro Fire Department was called to a home at 304 S. Church St. ...

CO poisoning suspected in double fatality
Carbon Monoxide poisoning may have killed two men found dead inside a box truck in Huntington on Wednesday. ...

Wis. Trooper saves family from carbon monoxide poisoning
WQOW TV News 18
... children and two adult women were saved from carbon monoxide poisoning after going into the ditch on I-94 in Jackson County the day after Christmas. ...

Real Estate Wonk: Don't let your home poison you
Baltimore Sun
Here's a heartfelt plea in light of the recent spate of carbon monoxide deaths: Don't become the next statistic. CO can kill when appliances that burn fuel ...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December 29, 2010

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

Two dead, three hospitalized in carbon monoxide poisoning
Baltimore Sun By a Baltimore Sun reporter
Two people are dead and three more have been sickened in a carbon monoxide poisoning incident at a Baltimore apartment complex, ...
Open oven may have been source of CO in Guilford apartment
Baltimore Sun By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun
Residents of a Baltimore apartment where two people are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning on Tuesday ...

Carbon monoxide is a killer; know these warning signs
Los Angeles Times By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Carbon monoxide gas can kill quickly and without warning. Bodies found in a Baltimore apartment building and a Florida…

Two children treated for carbon monoxide
…reported the carbon monoxide in the home was measured at 23 parts per million. Deputy Fire Chief Bill Pater says anything higher than 10 parts per ...

CO forces evacuation of home
Vancouver Sun
By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix December 28, 2010
Some residents of St. Mary's Villa were taken to Humboldt District Hospital after carbon monoxide from ...
COSA NOTE: This previous story link leads to the following story link.
Death linked to carbon monoxide poisoning
An elderly man has died after being exposed to carbon monoxide at his long-term care home in Humboldt, Sask. The leak from the boiler at St. Mary's Villa ...

Carbon monoxide poses a real, and needless, threat
USA Today By Elaine Moore, Marion (Ind.) Chronicle-Tribune, via AP By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY
Carbon monoxide poisoning, one of the leading causes of accidental ...

'It was sealed shut like an air craft': Five teens dead in motel room carbon ... FOLLOW UP STORY
Daily Mail By Daily Mail Reporter
Five teenagers celebrating a friend's birthday have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after they left their car running in the ...

Carbon Monoxide risks increase during winter months
WQOW TV News 18
Carbon monoxide poisoning sends thousands of people to the hospital every year, and most of those cases happen during the colder months. ...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December 28, 2010 These are not urban legends.

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
François-Marie Arouet (1694- 1778)

Gas leak forces evacuation of Long Island building
Wall Street Journal
AP FREEPORT, NY — A carbon monoxide leak in a Long Island building forced authorities to evacuate people working there. Officials in the town of Freeport, ...

Five Snowshoe employees hospitalized after gas leak
Charleston Gazette
Five Snowshoe Mountain Resort workers are recovering after a carbon monoxide leak sent them to the hospital over the weekend. ...

Family rushed to hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning
Greenwich Time
There were high levels of carbon monoxide in the building and three victims were taken to Bridgeport Hospital. It was determined the situation was caused by ...

Carbon monoxide sends 31 to Sask. hospital
People in the Dust Wing of the facility started to show symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can include nausea, headaches and fatigue.

5 dead in Fla. motel carbon monoxide poisoning
Washington Post
Fire officials say five friends are dead likely from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a running car in closed garage underneath their South Florida motel ...

Carbon-monoxide detectors mandatory in MB
Global Edmonton
WINNIPEG, MB - Every home in Manitoba will be required to install a carbon-monoxide detector by April. Manitoba's Building Standards Board approved ...
COSA NOTE: Disagreements noted between the previous story out of Canada and the following story.
RMs balk at carbon monoxide detectors law
Home insurance firms and local governments say they weren't consulted by the Manitoba government about a plan to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in ...

Carbon Monoxide May Be Greater Threat in Winter
U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News) –
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat, especially during the winter when people may use ovens and heating appliances to keep ...

Junk 'crackers, Pinoys urged
Journal Online
... charcoal and other ingredients that when ignited, react with oxidants in the air to form carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide that are ...

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Starts With Detection
Each year hundreds of people die from accidental carbon monoxide exposure and thousands are put in the hospital. The Centers for Disease control say ...

Teen out of hospital, father still critical in carbon monoxide incident
BROWNSVILLE - A teenager is out of the hospital, but his father continues to fight for his life after an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning that killed ...

Using Portable Propane Heaters Improperly Could Lead to Carbon Monoxide ...
American Consumer News
Consumers should make sure they are selecting the right type of heater for where they plan to use it in order to avoid the risk of Carbon Monoxide (CO) ...

Monday, December 27, 2010

December 27, 2010

“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death.” Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)

Carbon monoxide: A stealthy killer
Fulton Sun
A victim of carbon monoxide poisoning seven months ago, Heller is unable to move or speak and is fed with a feeding tube. By Don Norfleet Carbon monoxide ...

Column: Carbon monoxide poisoning risk increases in winter months
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
The Wood County Health Department urges people to use carbon monoxide detectors and to perform regular inspections of gas heaters and appliances to guard ...

Adam Bosch: Simple device prevents carbon-monoxide deaths
Times Herald-Record By Adam Bosch
When I count my blessings this holiday season, the carbon-monoxide detector in my hallway will be at the top of the list. ... COSA NOTE: The following quote out of the article connected to this link may be wrong but it will get people’s attention! “Exposure to 50 parts per million, over an eight-hour time period, is deadly.” Remember, U.L. Listed 2034 carbon monoxide alarms do not respond to 50 PPM of CO. They have been tested at 70 PPM, 150 PPM and 400 PPM only, unless otherwise stated.

Make 2011 'poison-proof'
Sacramento Bee
4 "I'll protect my family from carbon monoxide." Buy and install a carbon monoxide detector in your home if you have indoor gas appliances such as an oven ...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

December 26, 2010

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.” Arthur Schopenhauer ( 1788-1860)

13-year-old saves mother from carbon monoxide
WTOP (Travis Pratt/Frederick News-Post)
Katie called 911 for her mother after she collapsed from carbon monoxide poisoning. A quick-thinking 13-year-old is being ...

Fairbanks family recounts carbon monoxide poisoning that almost turned fatal
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner by Molly Rettig / FAIRBANKS —
Alyson Padilla thought she had the flu when she felt the onset of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Carbon monoxide leak hospitalizes family, pushes back Christmas
The family rushed out of the house, and when firefighters arrived, they found a carbon monoxide leak coming from the furnace of the home. ...

Mo. officials warn of carbon monoxide dangers
(AP) — State health officials are warning Missourians to be wary of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty heating systems. The Department of Health and ...

Carbon Monoxide Can Kill During the Winter
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. If it's not detected, experts say it can cause death in just a short amount of time. ...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25, 2010

“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.” Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Carbon monoxide incidents prompt warnings from officials
The Union of Grass Valley By Kyle Magin
Most local hardware stores carry carbon monoxide detectors, including Hills Flat Lumber on 380 Railroad Ave. in Grass Valley and B&C Hardware ...

2 Kan. children treated for carbon monoxide
(AP) - A southern Kansas family is recovering from a pre-Christmas brush with serious carbon monoxide poisoning. Emergency crews were called Friday morning ...

Elderly Couple Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Authorities believe Adan and Rosario Salinas died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Police say the couple was found dead in their bedroom Thursday evening. ...

Solar Power Devise Mimicking Plant Life Unveiled
... by researchers in the US and Switzerland, is that when carbon dioxide and/or water is pumped into it, hydrogen and/or carbon monoxide is created. ...

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” Mohandas Gandhi (1869 –1948)

YMCA Carbon Monoxide Trouble
The doctor notified the fire department, who checked the YMCA out and discovered there was a carbon monoxide problem at the exercise facility. ...

Carbon Monoxide Kills Texas Couple; Son, Grandson Hospitalized
KWTX BROWNSVILLE (December 24, 2010)—
A Brownsville couple was dead Friday and their son and grandson were hospitalized after what police suspect was carbon ...

Carbon monoxide detectors to be mandatory in all Manitoba homes: report
Toronto Star
WINNIPEG—A media report says Manitoba could become the first province in Canada to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in all homes. ...

Firefighters help family with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
Prescott Daily Courier By Lisa Irish
Prescott firefighters helped a family Tuesday morning after the mother was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at Yavapai Regional Medical ...

Carbon Monoxide May Force Family From Home
WISC Madison
A Stoughton family may need to find a new place to live if they can't stop carbon monoxide from leaking into their home. The Hale family was evacuated when ...

Condos evacuated due to high carbon monoxide levels
Toledo On The Move
... The Sylvania Township Fire Department evacuated an entire residential building along Monroe St. Thursday after reports of high carbon monoxide levels. ...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010

“The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.” Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)

Carbon Monoxide Danger
Exposure to carbon monoxide can initially have flue like symptoms according to Sivak, but the longer the exposure the more sever they become. ...

Fire Chief Stresses Need For CO Detectors
KETV Omaha
When it comes to giving yourself a Christmas gift this year, fire officials said you can't do better than a carbon monoxide detector. ...

Carbon monoxide exposure reported at USAA campus building
... returned to the USAA campus in northwest San Antonio after reports that several employees were showing symptoms of exposure to carbon monoxide. ...

Disabled woman and her carer suffer carbon monoxide poisoning
Daily Gazette
A CARER and her wheelchair bound client who were poisoned by carbon monoxide have had to wait almost a week to get a condemned boiler replaced. ...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Family escapes from carbon monoxide
Winnipeg Free Press
WINNIPEG – A family of six was taken to hospital early this morning after carbon monoxide leaked into a home in the 800 block of Alfred Avenue. ...

4 sickened by carbon monoxide in home near Fairbanks
Anchorage Daily News
AP FAIRBANKS -- A malfunctioning oil-burning furnace clogged a chimney with soot, flooding a rented house in the Fairbanks area with carbon monoxide and ...

Family Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
WJAC Johnstown
MOSHANNON, Pa. -- Firefighters in Centre County said three people were rushed to the hospital after their home filled with toxic gas from a malfunctioning ...

Sewage backup, carbon monoxide leaks force residents to leave apartment complex
They found carbon monoxide going on in units. It's horrible over here," said Fox. Since obtaining warrants on December 2nd, St. Louis County has conducted ...

Boat trip was a horror movie: Rogers
Courier Mail
HERO: Retired league star Mat Rogers has warned boaties about the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Source: The Courier-Mail RETIRED rugby league star ...

Father dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
22.12.2010 - A 28-year-old father of one died of carbon monoxide poisoning at home in Schiffange on Sunday morning. His girlfriend and baby, ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning theory gains weight in Halol death case
Times of India
... and four other falling sick are increasingly indicating at carbon monoxide poisoning being a reason for the incident that took place on Thursday last. ...

New rules on greenhouse gases could strain impacted industries
Minnesota Public Radio
The problem is there is no available technology for controlling carbon monoxide, the most common greenhouse gas. Here's how the EPA rules work: companies ...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”
Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

In holiday rush, keep an eye on safety    FIRE SAFETY
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Murrayville and Woodson volunteer firefighters rushed to a rural Murrayville residence Monday to check suspected high levels of carbon monoxide. ...

Faulty furnace sickens four with carbon monoxide poisoning
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, John Wagner/News-Miner
Firefighters open second-floor windows of a Winch Road residence after two adults and two children fell victim to carbon monoxide ... COSA NOTE: Fire department representative makes a statement that “Fifty (PPM) will set off a carbon monoxide detector.” It is our intention to help reduce the spread of wrong information about the levels of CO present when the U.L. 2034 alarms alert the occupant. These alarms were only tested at 70, 150 & 400 PPM of CO unless otherwise stated by manufacturer and the PPM claim is also listed. There is no mention of 50 PPM in the U.L. Listing Requirements nor on the claims found on and in their packaging instructions. 70 to 149 PPM of CO present requires no alarm for the first 60 minutes and up to 4 hours before alarming.

Carbon monoxide alarm saves Saugus resident's life
The Daily Item of Lynn By Chris Stevens/The Daily Item
SAUGUS - A glitch with an automatic car starter Sunday set off a residential carbon monoxide alarm, which in turn saved a ...

Carbon monoxide leak discovered in Ashland shelter
MetroWest Daily News By Norman Miller/Daily News staff
Firefighters discovered a major carbon monoxide leak in a SMOC shelter yesterday while they were investigating a smoke ...

Three taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning in Ravenna home
Muskegon Chronicle - By Megan Hart | The Muskegon Chronicle
Three people were taken to Spectrum Hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning in a Ravenna home Monday night, ...

Monday, December 20, 2010

December 20, 2010

“It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.” Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938)

CPSC Breaking News & Recent Recalls
Consumer Product Safety Commission;
Link to Product Safety Recall Information

Family 'lucky to be alive'
The Daily News of Newburyport
Kelleher said the husband woke up and noticed a carbon monoxide detector had been activated in the laundry room. At first, he thought the detector was ...

COSA NOTE: Thankfully there was a working carbon monoxide alarm in the building. If there was a low level monitor in place they could have skipped the illness symptoms altogether. ALSO, there is a quote from the town’s fire department representative stating “CO levels above 10 PPM are enough to cause concern.” The alarms being recommended in the same article, to “have two of them” do not respond at all to levels under 30 PPM and the 30 to 69 PPM has to be registered for at least 30 days before responding. There is a disconnect between the consumer & responders understanding of the U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarm performance mandates & capabilities and what they think or want the alarms to do.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Leads to Fatality
NBC Washington
Police found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide gas in a Warder Street home in the Northwest. A woman called 911 complaining of breathing problems. ...

Emergency responders to get devices for measuring carbon monoxide levels in ...
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and nonirritating toxic gas that can cause severe health problems or even death. ...

Priest Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Church
KCTV Kansas City
A Kansas City, Mo., church is praying for its pastor after he was hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The Rev. Shawn Ratigan is in serious, ...

9 hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning
Middletown Press By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, New Haven Register NEW HAVEN –
Nine people were hospitalized after high levels of deadly carbon monoxide fumes filled a house ...

Carbon monoxide leaves 14 Conn. residents ill
Newsday (AP) —Connecticut officials are advising homeowners to get carbon monoxide detectors after two dangerous incidents over the weekend. ...

Cold weather fuels carbon monoxide danger
Cape Coral Daily Breeze By MEGHAN McCOY,
Three individuals have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning since cold weather has blown into Southwest ...

Pikesville MD CO Leak: 11 People, Including 3 Police Officers, Hospitalized
NewYorkInjuryNews Pikesville, MD—
Eleven people, including three police officers, were sickened as a result of a carbon monoxide leak in a house along the 4100 block of Colby ...

Carbon monoxide death brings warning from fire department
"At this time of year with our furnaces turned on and increased use of fire places the potential of carbon monoxide poisoning is very real," said Liz Wilson ...

Nix Hospital warns of winter's carbon monoxide poisoning threat
As you turn on the heaters this winter, be careful to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. People with severe cases of CO exposure can end up in the hyperbaric ...

Carbon monoxide draws fire department to Racine company
Journal Times RACINE –
The Racine Fire Department has been called to R&B Grinding, 1900 Clark St., this morning because of the carbon monoxide level. ...

CO leak at group home sends 5 to hospital
Journal Inquirer
By Kym Soper MANCHESTER — A carbon monoxide leak sent three staffers and two residents of a Charis Road special needs group home to Hartford Hospital early ...

Friday, December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010

“Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change.”  George Harrison (1943-2001)

Family escapes carbon monoxide poisoning
(WOFL FOX 35) - A local family is thankful to be alive after lethal levels of carbon monoxide were found inside their home in Deltona. ...
COSA NOTE: This family was sick before their carbon monoxide alarm went off. You can be alerted to levels of carbon monoxide before sickness occurs.

Fire officials warn of winter carbon monoxide dangers
Ithaca Journal
The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control have issued a safety alert advising homeowners that snow may contribute to carbon monoxide ...

New Tool Helps Fire Departments Save Lives Faster
By CBS 3 Springfield News Some Western Mass fire departments got new gadgets today to immediately see if firefighters and fire victims have carbon monoxide ...

Carbon monoxide suspected in death of four
ST. CLAIR • Four people found dead Thursday inside a home in St. Clair likely died of carbon monoxide poisoning,
COSA NOTE: All responders should wear personal carbon monoxide monitors that begin alarming no later than at 35 PPM of carbon monoxide or at levels directed by the common Authority Having Jurisdiction.

BBQs should carry poison warning: coroner
Sydney Morning Herald
Following an inquest into his death, state coroner Mary Jerram found he died of "accidental carbon monoxide poisoning" after being exposed to the fumes ...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” James Cash Penney (1875 – 1971)

D.C. Apartment Building Evacuated After Carbon Monoxide Leak
An apartment building on Naylor Road SE in DC was evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak Wednesday night. DC Fire Spokesperson Pete ...

Two hospitalized after exposure to carbon monoxide at church rectory
The Journal News | By Danielle De Souza • December 15, 2010 TARRYTOWN —
Two people were hospitalized tonight after they were exposed to carbon monoxide ...

Family Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
A family of six was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday after a heater pumped toxic gas into their Deltona home. ...

Winter Can Increase Carbon Monoxide Exposure PEORIA—
The Peoria Fire Department is urging people to be aware of high carbon monoxide levels. Officials say people are at high risk for exposure to the ...

Tool may prevent carbon monoxide deaths
WWLP 22News
(WWLP) - Fire departments across Western Massachusetts now have a new tool to help prevent deaths from carbon monoxide. Thirty devices that are intended to ...

NYSEG reminds customers to be alert of carbon Monoxide danger
Auburn Citizen
New York State Electric and Gas reminded customers Thursday to be alert to the dangers of carbon monoxide after two deaths in Rochester were attributed to ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010

“I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” James Joyce (1882-1941)

Another Sleepy Hollow Family Has a Brush with Carbon Monoxide
Patch By Sean Roach
9:07am Police are urging residents to check their carbon monoxide alarms and make sure any indoor fires are properly ...

Cedar Rapids Family Discovers Worth of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
KCRG By Dave Franzman, Reporter By Kelli Sutterman
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - One Cedar Rapids family discovered a carbon monoxide detector purchased several years ago ...

Furnace leak hospitalizes six
Calgary Herald
A malfunctioning furnace caused a carbon monoxide leak that sent six people, including two paramedics, to hospital Tuesday morning. ...

Carbon monoxide detector a must
The Barrie Advance
Carbon monoxide detector a must. Don't have your home without it. Innisfil Deputy fire chief Jim Ferry says every residence should have at least one carbon ...

Carbon Monoxide: Know the Facts
That could lead to a turned off pilot or even worse... a Carbon Monoxide poisoning...News 12's Mallory Peebles found what you can do to protect your home ...

Watchdog warns about heaters, carbon monoxide
Taipei Times
Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur when households turn on heaters, furnaces and stoves in enclosed spaces, because the carbon monoxide that is generated ...

Nation's Emergency Physicians Warn Public About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
PR Newswire
DEC. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians see the tragic consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning each year, especially during the winter ...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14, 2010

“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”  John Dewey (1859-1952)

Relatives Suspect Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Man's Death
Health experts warn you should never use generators inside, because deadly amounts of carbon monoxide can build up quickly.

Giant Food Stores sues contractor over carbon monoxide poisoning
The Express Times -
The construction company hired to renovate the Forks Township Giant, not the supermarket chain, is responsible for the carbon monoxide poisoning that…

Iowa Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Reminds Iowans of Carbon Monoxide ...
Iowa Workforce Development
DES MOINES – Carbon monoxide poisoning is a dangerous problem that is often heightened during winter months. Iowa Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is ...

Kelowna woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
Police say a Kelowna woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her Findlay Road home on Sunday. Police were called to the houase at 3:44 pm after a ...

Family of four overcome by carbon monoxide
A family of four is hospitalized and recovering from a near fatal dose of carbon monoxide poisoning. Their corner house on Sheahan in Dearborn Heights was…

Carbon monoxide warning after Penrith incident
Westmorland Gazette
CUMBRIAN firefighters are warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning after an elderly woman was rescued from her home following a gas leak. ...

Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010

"Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality." Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957)

CenterPoint Energy issues carbon monoxide safety tips
Today's THV
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating. When breathed, CO combines with the blood and prevents it ...

Carbon monoxide fumes kill Chicago man at home December 12, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) –
The family of a man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning is urging others to take extra care this winter with their…

Leaks of lethal fumes most common in winter
Baltimore Sun
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun Carbon monoxide leaks occur most often in winter, typically occurring when an improperly vented furnace is turned on for ...

Avoid dangers of staying safe and warm
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
As the temperature drops, people are turning up the heat in their homes, increasing their chances of falling victim to carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Famil avoid carbon monoxide death
Galloway Today
A FAMILY narrowly escaped death in their rented property near Whithorn after becoming overcome with carbon monoxide fumes. Teams from Dumfries and Galloway ...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December 12, 2010

"Please be careful; this grief is not to be cherished."
2 dead, 11 sick in Pikesville carbon monoxide poisoning
Baltimore Sun By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun
Two people died in a carbon monoxide incident in the 4000 block of Colby Road in Pikesville, Baltimore County Fire …

COSA NOTE: Encourage awareness to the hazards and the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning. Encourage the use of carbon monoxide alarms in all buildings. The alarms recommended are those that are tested to alarm at CO PPM levels most protective for people of vulnerable health. This population of people with medical conditions might include pregnant women and the unborn, infants and children, people with cardio vascular, respiratory or neurological conditions, including chronic headache, anemia, disorientation, depression or even people with seasonal flu-like symptoms. Encourage all First Responders to wear personal carbon monoxide monitors that alarm no later than at 35 PPM of CO immediately upon reaching that level.This personal protection can also help protect civilians and other responders who might not be equipped with proper detection equipment or when the building is limited in its’ carbon monoxide alerting systems.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 11, 2010

Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. 
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929)

Heather Turpyn killed by carbon monoxide poisoning
A Rochester woman died Friday from carbon monoxide poisoning, and fire officials say the incident is part of an alarming trend. Heather Turpyn, 20, died at ...

Carbon monoxide cases reported in Park City as the winter weather sets in
Park Record: by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF
The Park City Fire District said it had responded to eight calls related to carbon monoxide between Nov. ...

Snow Could Cause Carbon Monoxide Dangers
This is causing more carbon monoxide detectors to go off. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is commonly known as CO.

CO detector saves two lives
A working carbon monoxide detector probably saved the lives of a Dowling couple Thursday, says a Greater Sudbury ...

Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

The burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone.”
Goran Persson (1949-

BREAKING NEWS 'Mass casualty carbon monoxide incident' at city child care center
Baltimore Sun By a Baltimore Sun reporter
Baltimore firefighters and paramedics were at the scene Friday of what union officials described as a "mass casualty carbon ...

Four found dead inside St. Clair home
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
CLAIR -- Four people found dead Thursday inside a home at 1585 North Commercial Avenue likely died of carbon monoxide poisoning, St. Clair police chief Bill ...

Oklahoma City fire officials warn that carbon monoxide poisoning can be a danger
As people fire up home heaters, carbon monoxide poisoning can be a danger. Two people who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning were treated in Oklahoma City ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning poses risk
Indiana Daily Student By David Scofield
As the December cold sets in, students may not feel safe in the frigid temperatures, however, carbon monoxide — an odorless, colorless ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Family's Life
On Monday night, carbon monoxide alarms kept going off inside the Baker home in White House. The family thought dying batteries were the cause, ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning at Lynnwood apartment
The Associated Press LYNNWOOD, Wash. –
Four people were treated at a hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning because a family was using charcoal briquets in a Lynnwood apartment fireplace without opening the damper.

5 recovering from carbon monoxide leak
Providence Eyewitness News
(WPRI) - Five people are recovering from a carbon monoxide leak Wednesday night on Homestead Avenue in Rehoboth. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports three ...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010

“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

Three hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak
Two children and their grandmother were overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning late Tuesday night at their home on Astor ...

Carbon monoxide scare at home in Rehoboth
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
REHOBOTH - Three children and two adults were taken to Rhode Island hospitals after high readings of carbon monoxide were detected in a home on Homestead ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: When Sleep Can Be Deadly
AOL Health
They looked at each other, deep in thought, and then simultaneously yelled, "Carbon monoxide!" They quickly ran from room to room and woke everyone. ...

Olathe family narrowly escapes monoxide poisoning
Kansas City Star
An Olathe family avoided carbon monoxide poisoning early this morning after one of them awoke, smelled automobile exhaust and called 911. ...

Reducing short-lived pollutants
It is produced by chemical reactions usually involving carbon monoxide (CO) or methane. Thus emissions of these "precursors" contribute to warming. ...

EMFD Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers
By John J. O'Brien | Email the author | 6:00am Already the colder season upon us has produced real carbon monoxide activations here in East Meadow. ...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8, 2010

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

IAFC, IAFF Launch Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign
Occupational Health & Safety
“Carbon monoxide is a real risk that firefighters and first responders face every day. With the proper awareness, precautions, and testing, we can prevent ...

3 Flown To Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisioning
WFMZ Allentown
Three people, including two children, had to be flown to the hospital after a carbon monoxide poisoning in Montgomery County. It happened a little after ...

KTEN.comA Sherman Man is Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
KTEN Entertainment News from AP SHERMAN, TX –
An elderly man is treated for carbon monoxide poisoning just five days after the fire department announces it's ...

Protect home from dangerous CO
Chicago Sun-Times
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the United States. CO, a colorless, odorless gas, is responsible for an average of ... | Washington, DC | Increased Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ...
WASHINGTON, DC, (WUSA) -- DC Fire says they've had an increased number of calls of carbon monoxide poisoning in the last couple of weeks sending dozens of ...

Hazardous weather - extreme cold tips
Indoors, do not use charcoal or other fuel-burning devices, such as grills that produce carbon monoxide. Install at least one carbon monoxide detector per ...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7, 2010

“Education is hanging around until you've caught on.” Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Carbon monoxide alarm credited with getting four out of house
Two adults and two children were saved from potentially fatal fumes Tuesday morning when a carbon monoxide alarm in their home warned them to get out of the ...

Carbon monoxide forces evacuation
Pontiac Daily Leader
... “The problem at the building was a carbon monoxide leak in the heating system and we had to shut the system off,” said Pontiac Fire Chief John Cummins. ...

Carbon monoxide detector alerts Kelowna family
Global Toronto
The Kelowna Fire Department was called to Poonian Street Monday morning for a carbon monoxide detector alarm. A carbon monoxide detector helped save a ...

Avoid accidental poisonings this holiday season
Vallejo Times-Herald
Carbon monoxide -- Exposure possibilities increase in colder weather from the use of furnaces and fireplaces. Always fully open chimney flues, and never use ...

WEBFire officials urge carbon monoxide detectors | ajccom
Just in time for this week's cold snap, the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is suggesting that residents install carbon monoxide ...

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010

“A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.”
Charles Kettering (1876-1958)

Forklifts And Carbon Monoxide - A Deadly Mix
"Carbon monoxide can kill without warning," says the Department's Chief Adviser Health and Safety, Dr Geraint Emrys. "The gas can quickly build up when ...

Sunnyslope family gets carbon monoxide scare
Idaho Press-Tribune Mike Vogt/IPT
Carrie Lamb (left) and her husband Mike were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a propane heater in their Sunnyslope house over ...

Motion seeks dismissal of monoxide indictment
Aspen Times
... against a Pitkin County building inspector linked by a grand jury to the Thanksgiving 2008 carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family of four. ...

Family's carbon monoxide gas scare
This Is Lancashire
A COUPLE and their young grand-daughter had a lucky escape after their house filled with killer carbon monoxide fumes. The seven-year-old girl collapsed at ...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 5, 2010

“It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door.” David Hackworth (1930-2005)

Bronx carbon monoxide scare
A kerosene heater leaking carbon monoxide sickened a Bronx family, sending a mother and her two children to the hospital, sources said. ...

Pre-dawn visit saves family of 5      UPDATE!
Arizona Daily Sun
Thanks to a pre-dawn visit by a family friend, five Flagstaff residents are alive today instead of succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4, 2010

"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)

In small doses, toxic gases can be medicinal
Los Angeles Times
Nitric oxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide are studied as aids for angina, organ transplants and more. In large amounts, carbon monoxide is deadly…

Snow creates carbon monoxide dangers
They know carbon monoxide can kill. Now, West Seneca Police have a new warning about the dangers of this colorless, odorless, dangerous gas.

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 6 In Ocala
WESH Orlando
The Ocala Fire Department says firefighters removed three adults and three children from an apartment after they suffered serious carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Friday, December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010 NEW UPDATES 1:30 MT

Five People in West Flagstaff Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Northern Arizona Today
... the Flagstaff Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a carbon monoxide (CO) leak at a residence located in the 3000 block of Walkup Street. ...

Family Sickened By Carbon Monoxide In House
KCTV Kansas City
A family of four drove themselves to the hospital after waking up feeling sick and later learned that there was lethal levels of carbon monoxide in their ...

Education Campaign Launched to Warn Responders of Occupational Hazards of ...
EHS Today
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger at every fire, and often is present without symptoms, making awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment difficult. ...

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City Council approves ordinance requiring CO detectors in rentals
The Athens News, By David DeWitt  Thursday,
Athens City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday night that will require rental property owners to install carbon-monoxide detectors near sleeping areas for their tenants.

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December 3, 2010

“A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.” 
Edward W. Howe (1858 –1929)

Four People Hospitalized after Carbon Monoxide Leak
Today's TMJ4 By Jay Sorgi MILWAUKEE – Onsite raw video, audio
Four people, including two children, have gone to Milwaukee-area hospitals after a carbon monoxide leak at their home. ...

Family Sickened By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
WGAL Lancaster
Firefighters are investigating how carbon monoxide poisoning could have sickened a Harrisburg family. It happened around 6 pm Thursday at 85 N. 17th St. ...

Carbon monoxide leak empties Landover warehouse Thursday
Business Gazette by Natalie McGill | Staff Writer
Prince George's County fire officials are still on the scene of a carbon monoxide leak that evacuated a Landover warehouse ...

Floor buffer may be to blame for Carbon Monoxide poisoning at Target
Dayton Daily News Nick Daggy/Staff photographer
Fairfield Twp. firefighters respond to a Carbon Monoxide leak inside Target at Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center Thursday, ...

Hawkins Gignac Act passes second Reading
Brantford Expositor
"This would avoid more tragedies like the loss of the Hawkins family by ensuring all Ontario families are protected by a carbon monoxide detector," said ...

Carbon monoxide alarm may have saved tenants' lives
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News By Anonymous
A carbon monoxide alarm potentially saved the lives of tenants at 1503 N. Green St. early Thursday morning. According to the Kirksville Fire ...

Possible carbon monoxide at Birch Elementary School
Idaho Press-Tribune
... Birch Elementary School after several people complained of headaches, possibly caused by carbon monoxide coming from a tractor being used to clear snow. ...

Biomass Burning Pattern Leaves Arctic Ice Mystery
Laboratory Equipment
A team of scientists studying Antarctic ice cores have found surprising evidence of a fluctuating pattern of carbon monoxide concentrations in the Earth's ...

Steps you need to know to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
Othello Outlook
The Adams County Health Department would like to remind you about carbon monoxide safety this winter season. After the 2006 windstorm in Washington state, ...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010

“Our stories are different; our pain is the same.” Betty Buckley (1947 - )

Carbon-monoxide poisoning affects 6
Arizona Daily Star
A family of six could have died Wednesday morning after carbon monoxide filled its midtown home. "They are really lucky they are alive right now," said Capt ...
COSA NOTE: This article contains a good example of an 86 year old person who was feeling the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning before the alarm went off. She called the fire department once the alarm went off. She needed a low level carbon monoxide alarm, one that went off under 30 PPM of CO. This person is one of those of “vulnerable health” described on the “WARNING” of the U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms.

Carbon monoxide sickens family of 6
KVOA Tucson News
TUCSON - Hazardous levels of carbon monoxide filled a family's home Wednesday morning. The cause was a furnace that never should have been on in the first ...
COSA NOTE: More information on previous article; the gas company had tagged appliances as unsafe and shut them off for one tenant but appliances were not locked off or repaired and inspected before the next set of tenants turned the systems on.

Sellwood dad saves family from carbon monoxide poisoning
KOIN Local 6
Rodney Gunther called 9-1-1 after his wife passed from a carbon monoxide leak in his family's Sellwood home Dec. 1. All three members of the family survived

School canceled after carbon monoxide detected
Princeton Daily Clarion
The problem was caused by a faulty heating unit, and what the teachers smelled was a flue-type gas from the furnace that contained carbon monoxide. ...

South Bend Police identify source of carbon monoxide deaths
SOUTH BEND - South Bend Police announced Wednesday that the cause of the carbon monoxide leak that killed two South Bend men Saturday has been identified as ...

Two years later, pain persists
Brantford Expositor
Hardeman is sponsoring a private member's bill, the Hawkins Gignac Act, that would require carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in every home in Ontario. ...

Tanner: Winter season brings concerns of carbon monoxide exposure
Lake County News
Another possible contributing factor is carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday and heating season in Lake County. ...

Carbon monoxide detectors urged
Carbon monoxide can cause sudden illness and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20000 ...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.” Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Residents evacuated due to carbon monoxide
Green Bay Press Gazette
Oconto firefighters were summoned Thursday evening to a home at 944 Madison, where carbon monoxide smoke detectors had been triggered. ...

Two Pasadena family members remain hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning ...
Pasadena Star-News
By Hector Gonzalez Staff Writer PASADENA - As two members of a Pasadena family recovered at a hospital from carbon monoxide poisoning, the quick-thinking ...
COSA NOTE: This article informs readers that CO alarms sound off when 20 PPM of CO is reached. U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms do not alarm until CO is at 70 PPM for up to one hour and before 4 hours. People could be living in 20 to 25 PPM of CO forever and never know it if all they have are the U.L. Listed alarms.

Carbon monoxide threat grows as winter nears
As the weather gets colder and people turn on their furnaces more, the threat for carbon monoxide poisoning is increasing. ...

Two rescued from property filled with carbon monoxide gas
Plymouth Herald
FIREFIGHTERS have rescued two people from a property after they were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes. At 4.30am today firefighters from Kingsbridge and ...

Ettingshall schoolgirl is hero after carbon monoxide leak
Birmingham Mail
“I just wish we had never gone through it – we should have had a carbon monoxide alarm.” Paramedics treated the family at the scene with oxygen and they ...

Carbon monoxide awareness important during winter months
Rochdale Online
Blocked flues and badly ventilated homes often result in householders being poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO), says mum-of-four Lynn Griffiths. ...