Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 2010

July 31, 2010

“You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”
R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895 – 1983
4 Big Valley fans recovering from exhaust poisoning
Edmonton Journal
By Alexandra Zabjek, Edmonton Journal August 2, 2010 2:02 AM Four people are recovering after suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at the Big ...
Teens suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at jamboree
Two Alberta teens remain in hospital, while two others have been released after they all suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping in an RV at the ...
Expert advised charges 'could be pursued' in carbon monoxide case
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
ASPEN, Colorado — An expert witness for prosecutors in the carbon monoxide deaths in Aspen told investigators that whoever installed the boiler exhaust ...
Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity warns holidaymakers of dangers
THE charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness is urging holidaymakers to pack an audible carbon monoxide alarm before heading off on their summer break. ...
OC carbon monoxide detector compliance lags
Delmarva Daily Times
Carbon monoxide can be lethal in small amounts. Common producers of carbon monoxide include gas-powered water heaters, cooking and heating equipment, ...
Gas detector saved Palm Springs woman's life
The Desert Sun
Next thing she knew, she was being evacuated by Palm Springs firefighters who were responding to her carbon monoxide alarm. Reynolds, 79, said her daughter ...
Minnesota air pollution? It's not as bad as you think
Pioneer Press
Remember carbon monoxide? It can still be deadly when trapped in homes, but as an open-air pollutant, it's been tamed. National emissions have been slashed ...
Rural Health to offer free carbon monoxide alarms
Delmarva Daily Times
EXMORE --Medical experts believe that unborn babies, infants, and children are at greater risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Based on these findings, ...
Death blamed on poison
A Holden man found dead in his truck may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to cool off in his vehicle's air conditioning, the Livingston ...
Downtown hotel evacuated due to carbon monoxide leak
Because crews believed it might be a case of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Hazardous Materials Team was called to the hotel to try to find the source. ...

July 30, 2010

“A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.”
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863-1947)
NEMA's Carbon Monoxide Bill Approved by House
Appliance Magazine
The Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, HR 1796, sponsored by Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT), requires the US Consumer Product Safety ...
The Moscow News
Muscovites were choking on higher levels of carbon monoxide and other noxious fumes on Thursday, as the city registered its highest-ever temperature of 37.7 ...
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Even though carbon monoxide alarms may meet the U.L. 2034 listing standard they are not all equal in sensor quality or performance.
Read more ...

July 29, 2010

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
Leonardo da Vinci  (1452- 1519)
Restaurant workers awarded $34M after CO leak
Business Week
A Baltimore jury has awarded $34.3 million to 23 employees of an Inner Harbor steakhouse who suffered brain damage as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Pitkin County offers to pay for inspector's criminal defense
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The home, which was built in 2005, did not have a carbon monoxide detector at the time of the fatalities. The sheriff's office concluded that a dislodged ...
Venice man found dead of apparent carbon monoxide
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
VENICE – Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed an 80-year-old man Tuesday night and briefly hospitalized two policemen answering a call for help from his ...

July 28, 2010

“If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.”
Jackie Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – 1994)
Another carbon monoxide scare in Callaway
Reporter: AP Callaway – A Callaway couple believes they had a close call with carbon monoxide gas, just weeks after a different couple was found dead in ...
Chinese officials blame death of beloved giant panda Quan Quan on accidental ...
Los Angeles Times
An autopsy reveals that the animal died after inhaling carbon monoxide and chlorine being used as a disinfectant. The death sparks questions and anger from ...
CARBON MONOXIDE: Rose Creek Drive, July 27
Gillette News Record
Firefighters found an elevated level of carbon monoxide in a home Monday. A fan was used to ventilate the home. Investigators believe vehicle exhaust may ...

July 27, 2010

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Civil suit coming in carbon monoxide deaths
Aspen Daily News by Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
The surviving relatives of a family of four poisoned by carbon monoxide in an Aspen area home applauded ...
Without Power Due To Storm, Family Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Running ...
MyFox Washington DC
However, Graber's generator was not far enough away as carbon monoxide was going into the house. "I went out to get some oil for the generator.
Two die of carbon-monoxide inhalation
Khaleej Times
SHARJAH - Inhalation of carbon monoxide gas from a power generator caused the death of two labourers during the power outage in the emirate, Sharjah Police ...
Two-Step Solar Tech Could Make Fuel While Scrubbing Atmosphere Clean
The visible light drives an electrolysis cell that splits carbon dioxide molecule (into either pure carbon, or carbon monoxide), while the heat energy from ...

July 24-26, 2010

Carl Jung (July 26 1875 – 1961)
“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”
Glenwood Springs man among three indicted in carbon monoxide deaths
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
ASPEN, Colorado — A Pitkin County grand jury has indicted three people in connection to the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family of four ...
Silent KIller: Carbon Monoxide
Local doctors say carbon monoxide is dangerous because it is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas so it is easily undetected. Doctors say carbon monoxide ...
Lake County family hospitalized with carbon-monoxide poisoning
Orlando Sentinel By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
Members of a Lake County family who were hospitalized Saturday with carbon monoxide poisoning should make a full recovery, ...
Biomass fight a matter of trust
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Manthey said the new plant would cut by 30 percent emissions of five federally regulated pollutants at Domtar: nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ...
MP wants to cut deaths by noxious gas
Daily Echo
ROMSEY & Southampton North MP Caroline Nokes is backing a campaign to prevent deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning. Mrs Nokes has teamed up with the Carbon ...

July 23, 2010

Community Contacts helps low income residents save energy, income
Chicago Daily Herald By Heather Linder | Daily Herald Staff
Carbon monoxide was silently seeping from Samantha Behenna's furnace and polluting her St. Charles home. ...

July 22, 2010

“What's done to children, they will do to society.”
Karl A. Menninger (July 1893 – 1990)
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Required
The State of Oregon is phasing in a law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in homes and apartments. As of now, the detectors are required with every new
Officials OK help for corps to make purchase BY MIKE CURLEY HARRINGTON PARK —
The ambulance corps is looking to purchase a pulse oxymeter to diagnose carbon monoxide posing. An oxymeter that can ...
Main Street building evacuated over carbon scare
Gloucester Daily Times By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
Several residents evacuated from a major downtown building amid a carbon monoxide scare Wednesday morning complained of ...
Company fined for Forks carbon monoxide accident
Allentown Morning Call
By Christopher Baxter, OF THE MORNING CALL A Chester County subcontractor was responsible for the potentially fatal buildup of carbon monoxide that sickened ...
NOAA Releases Data Report on Air Quality Measurements Near the Deepwater ...
Scientists found common air pollutants, such as ozone, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide, in amounts typical of urban areas in US cities. ...

July 21, 2010

“Never confuse movement with action.”
Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – 1961)
Bodies Found; Police Suspect Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Action 3 News
It appears that Chuck Anderson and Fran Gilroy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators found very high levels of the gas in their home, ...
Brickyard RV Owners Warned Of Danger Of Carbon Monoxide
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis
By Joe Wambach The Marion County Health Department, in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be making information on carbon monoxide ...
Neptune's Cold Case: Shot by a Comet 200 Years Ago?
Discovery News
Comets also leave behind water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocyanic acid, and carbon sulfide after impact; these molecules were detected in the ...
What's in a Cigarette?
The Virtual Medical Centre
The major gases include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrogen cyanide and the liquid vapours include formaldehyde, methane, benzene, ...

July 20, 2010

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
Edmund Hillary (July 20, 1919 – 2008)
Property owners adjust as carbon monoxide legislation goes into effect
Statesman Journal By Christina Gray • July 20, 2010
A "silent killer," carbon monoxide gas could be brought under control in most rental properties and ...
Carbon monoxide suspected in 2 deaths at Wheeling house
Daily Mail - Charleston
Wheeling Police Chief Robert Matheny says carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of two Virginia men whose bodies were found inside a house. ...
Cold wave in Argentina leads to 28 deaths
The other 12 deaths were due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by heating sources. The government and civil organizations are giving out food and clothes ...

July 17-19, 2010

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined and that we can do nothing to change it,  look before they cross the road.”
Stephen Hawking (1942- )
Pair treated, released for carbon monoxide poisoning
The Newark Advocate
NEWARK — Two people were taken to Licking Memorial Hospital early Sunday with carbon monoxide poisoning after sleeping overnight in a camper with a ...
Carbon Monoxide Sickens Kids At Camp
KETV Omaha
More than a dozen children were rushed to a hospital after a carbon monoxide poisoning incident at a camp. Officials at the Gene Eppley camp said it was ...
New catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells resists CO contamination
The problem is that the hydrogen is produced from sources such as gasoline, natural gas, or ethanol, and the process often introduces carbon monoxide into ...
NH INSIDER- Your Source for NH Politics - Press Releases - Shea ...
By NH INSIDER Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today introduced a resolution to draw attention to the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO). The resolution, H.Res.1521, lays out the symptoms of CO poisoning and ways to prevent poisoning. ...
JFD on way to record year
Jamestown Sun
“Carbon monoxide detectors are also up,” Reuther said. “We've had 27 so far this year and we haven't hit the heavy season yet. Of the 27, 11 situations had ...

July 16, 2010

“There's a way to do it better - find it.”
Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
New solar-powered process removes carbon dioxide from the air and stores it as ...
Nanowerk LLC
... or used as carbon monoxide to be available for a feedstock to synthesize – with STEP generated hydrogen – solar diesel fuel, synthetic jet fuel, ...
KCK child in hospital after carbon monoxide exposure
Kansas City Star
A one-year-old child from Kansas City, Kan., is in serious condition at a hospital from exposure to carbon monoxide, firefighters said. ...
Public record for July 15, 2010
Janesville Gazette
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING reported at 3:04 pm Wednesday at a residence in the 1400 block of South Orchard Street, Janesville. Residents of the house had ...
Experts: Coke plants full of dangers, can be safe
The Associated Press
The process creates what's known as coke gas — made up of a lethal mix of methane, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Because of those and other hazards, ...
Fire Log: Carbon Monoxide Forces Stop & Shop Evacuation
CARBON MONOXIDE INCIDENT: Around 11:22 am, the Noroton Heights Fire Department responded to a carbon monoxide incident in the Stop & Shop at 148 Heights ...

July 15, 2010

“Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.”
Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826)
House fires pose risk for pets, too
Lynchburg News and Advance
“While the crews were fighting fire in the house, (the dogs) had been breathing all that carbon monoxide.” Both dogs survived the fire, but the Papillion
GE Generates 625 kW With Cow Waste
Environmental Leader
... raised its own set of environmental concerns, with critics contending that the practice can emit dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide
27 taken ill due to 'increased emission' at steel plant
Times of India
KOLKATA: At least 27 workers were taken ill after "increased emission" of carbon monoxide and methane from a blast furnace of Durgapur Steel Plant this ...

July 14, 2010

“Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.”
Charles Kettering,(1876-1958)
CL&P offers tips to safely operate home generators
Locate the unit far from doors, windows, and vents that could allow the carbon monoxide emitted by a generator to come indoors. Carbon monoxide can be ...
Carbon monoxide in Newark home sends 9 to hospital
Coshocton Tribune
NEWARK — Nine residents were transported from a home with potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide Tuesday morning. At 8:28 am, multiple rescue units ...
Man dies in manhole incident
Assistant fire chief Jim Christienson says both methane gas and carbon monoxide were present in the manhole. Both work for plumbing company Speedy Rooter. ...
Hookah vs.cigs: which is worse?
Eagle News
There is also a significant threat for a specific toxic gas in hookahs: carbon monoxide. A 2006 study performed by Katharine Hammond, the chairwoman of the ...

July 13, 2010

“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Carbon monoxide levels force home evacuation
Cape Cod Times CHATHAM —
Firefighters evacuated a home on Palmer Drive in Chatham Sunday when lethal levels of carbon monoxide were discovered. ...
3-year-old dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
Three-year-old Alex Rowland died earlier this year after carbon monoxide seeped into his family's home. Little Alex's whole family was rushed to the ...
Communities split over nearby steel plant
El Paso Inc
The major culprits, according to the study, were carbon monoxide and manganese particulates and compounds, which are used in pesticides, batteries and other ...
Pensioner dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
Austrian Independent
Doctors said the woman passed out and died due to a carbon monoxide leak in the room's hot water boiler. The retired Alsergrund district tenant was already ...
Chemical odor prompts evacuation of Syracuse home
They borrowed their neighbor's carbon monoxide detector, and its alarm went off. They contacted emergency crews, who told the family to evacuate.
Reopening coal mine will take longer than expected
Salt Lake Tribune
On June 22, two roof falls near the longwall's tailgate triggered what is being called an “ignition event,” resulting in increased levels of carbon monoxide ...
Carbon monoxide kills nine miners in China
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2010 –
Nine miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend at a colliery in central China, state media reported Monday, ...

July 10-12, 2010

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.”
R. Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)
More than 115 million people nationwide (U.S.) still live in counties with pollution levels considered potentially harmful to their health.
Bad air day? Here's how to survive
Polluted air contains particulate matter, lead, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide -- all of which can cause problems in people ...
Looking to Litter
Wall Street Journal
... who worry that power plants fueled by poultry litter will emit high levels of pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and particulates, ...
House Plants & Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless chemical that benefits plants but is dangerous to humans when inhaled in large doses.
A life-saving addition
Glendale News Press
The carbon-monoxide-monitoring feature can be useful to check the level of exposure to carbon monoxide for firefighters who have been battling a blaze, ...

July 9, 2010

Carbon Monoxide Levels Trace Spread of Smoke Across Canada Image ...
This map shows concentrations of carbon monoxide—one component of smoke&mdash from June 23–28 across Canada and the northern United States.
Outdoor News: How To Enjoy The Outdoors: Cause of death: Carbon ...
By Steve Boomer Sutton
The Volusia County Medical Examiner has ruled carbon monoxide poisoning killed the couple who died in their boat on July 4 while anchored in the Intracoastal Waterway in Ponce Inlet. Howard Martin Lupton, 50, and his wife Sandra Lynn ...

July 8, 2010

Bike racer poisoned by barbecue fumes as he slept
Scottish Daily Record
But he was unaware that it was giving off deadly carbon monoxide. His dad Bill, 59, who was sleeping in another van after a motorbike meeting in East ...
Breathing the filth
Los Angeles Times
If you could somehow film events inside a placenta, you might see the moment when carbon monoxide gas and ozone — both directly related to fossil fuel ...
Harrisonburg Fire Department Deliver Free Pizza for Smoke Alarm Checks
Hundreds of families around Harrisonburg can sleep peacefully Wednesday night, knowing their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work properly. ...
Huge toxic release from BP refinery just before blowout
... pounds of benzene, a known carcinogen; 37000 pounds of nitrogen oxides, which contribute to respiratory problems; and 186000 pounds of carbon monoxide. ...

July 7, 2010

APNewsBreak: Environmental groups accuse Exxon Mobil of thousands of Clean Air ...
... hydrogen sulfide, a toxic, flammable gas characterized by a rotten egg smell; cancer-causing agents such as benzene and butadiene; carbon monoxide; ...
Smart, logical decisions can minimize pollution
Allentown Morning Call
Carbon dioxide should not be swept under the carpet. Burning fossil fuels releases many harmful chemicals other than carbon monoxide/dioxide. ...
Five in Middle River hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
Baltimore Sun By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun
A gas water heater was suspected as the source of carbon monoxide that affected seven people Monday night at a Middle River ...
Carbon capture projects secure Dept. of Energy funding support
Power-Gen Worldwide Research Triangle Institute (Durham, NC)—
RTI will assess the feasibility of producing valuable chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, by reducing CO 2 using ...
Colorful Warning: Selective, sensitive CO detection with a rhodium complex ( –
Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison: it is colorless, odorless, and toxic at low concentrations. It is usually produced by combustion ...
DIY stove-top oven warning
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
PBO's gas expert Peter Spreadborough points out that a box closed on all sides except the base will result in the production of carbon monoxide. ...

July 3-6, 2010

Palatka couple dies on cruiser
Palatka Daily News By Julie Martin
A Palatka couple has died on a holiday weekend boating trip from possible carbon monoxide poisoning, officials say. ...
9 miners die in central China
CNN By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) –
Nine coal miners have died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a mine in central China, state-run media reported Monday. ...
Scientists getting closer to develop Fuel from CO2
Stock Watch
The reactors can be used to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into carbon monoxide and also water into hydrogen and oxygen. The team would use Fischer-Tropsch"
Survey takes a look inside the homes of Americans
Alexandria Echo Press
Only a third of American homes have a working carbon monoxide detector. These are just some of the findings of a new survey. Most families with young ...
Three face charges after workers killed in room by carbon monoxide
National DUBAI //
Three employees of a construction company are being investigated in connection with the deaths of three workers who died when carbon monoxide ...
To Grill or not to Grill?
But what you can't see is the carbon monoxide that's coming from the flames. "There is a definite hazard associated with that. Not only with charcoal but ...
Congressman Jim Matheson - Matheson bill to prevent carbon ...
The action moves HR 1796—the Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ... “Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in this country ...
Air pollution doesn't increase risk of preeclampsia, early ...
Rudra noted that carbon monoxide levels were fairly high in the Seattle area in comparison with other U.S. cities when she began this research, but have declined significantly in recent years. Rudra and colleagues collected data from ...
Teenage couple dies of carbon monoxide poisoning INQUIRERnet ...
Investigators said the victims died of carbon monoxide suffocation after they inhaled the exhaust fumes coming from the car ...
Vandalism may have caused Greenbelt carbon monoxide leak
Business Gazette
by David Hill | Staff Writer Eleven Greenbelt residents were evacuated from their apartment building Thursday afternoon, after a carbon monoxide leak was ...
Dallas County jail employees overcome by vehicle fumes from parking garage
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Several state probation employees were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes this afternoon in the Decker jail because Dallas County district attorney's office ...

July 2, 2010

Top 5 Pieces of Environmental Legislation This is a good, impactful environmental history lesson.
ABC News
In 2002, a report by the Journal of American Medical Association credited the act's automobile emission regulations with reducing carbon monoxide related ...
11 Treated For CO Poisoning After Ventilation Malfunction
WBAL Baltimore
GREENBELT, Md. -- Officials in Prince George's County said 11 people, including five children, are being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
New law exists to halt carbon monoxide poisoning
Mail Tribune
By Vera Westbrook A new state law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in new rentals as of July 1 affects only some landlords for now, but owners of older ...
Hurricane Alex causes emissions from refineries, plants
Corpus Christi Caller Times
The releases totaled about 24500 pounds of volatile organic compounds, nearly 5000 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 11000 pounds of carbon monoxide, ...
Kate Becker: Look closer. Closer still.
Daily Camera
They could also meter the carbon monoxide content of the planet's atmosphere. For the science-fiction-turned-science-fact coup de grace, they could even ...