Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 2010

September 30, 2010

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."
Daniel J. Boorstin (October 1, 1914 – 2004)
High carbon monoxide levels cause evacuation of the Old Bag Factory
According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, the Old Bag Factory in Goshen was evacuated today after high levels of carbon monoxide were ...
2 South Siders die of CO poisoning
Southtown Star
Two men found dead in a home in Chicago's Englewood community died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, autopsies have found. ...
County wins war against carbon monoxide emissions
Las Vegas Review-Journal By KEITH ROGERS
Clark County air quality officials are breathing easier with an announcement Wednesday that after 32 years of battling carbon monoxide ...
Smoke detectors aren't all that should be checked every fall and spring
Creston News Advertiser
Home inspectors recommend people should get into the habit of testing their home's carbon monoxide detector too. If you don't have one, you should strongly ...
Project will keep student's memory, goals alive
Windsor Beacon
Lauren Johnson, a former Windsor High School student and promising humanitarian, died tragically on Jan. 5, 2009 of carbon monoxide poisoning while attending college in Denver. The senseless death left her family and friends stunned. ...
Fire Safety Month begins Friday
Lincoln Courier
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are required by state law. “Simply said, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives,” according to a Lincoln Fire ...
All council houses to get gas alarms
CARBON monoxide monitors are set to be installed in every council house in the city over the next two years in a bid to improve safety. ...

September 29, 2010

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)
Carbon monoxide alert again hits Channel 5, sending two people to the hospital
New York Daily News
The two were checked for carbon monoxide exposure, joining a list of employees who have had health issues or complaints about monoxide after working in the ...
Six sent to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning at Newton restaurant
Newton TAB
By Staff reports Six diners were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Tuesday afternoon for breathing in carbon monoxide coming from ...
Landlords near deadline to install carbon monoxide detectors
Baltimore Sun
Time is running out for Baltimore County landlords to meet the Oct. 13 deadline for installing carbon monoxide detectors in rental units with fuel-burning ...

September 28, 2010

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”
Herman Melville (1819 – 1891)
Poisoning suspected in deaths of elderly couple
Detroit Free Press
BY ELISHA ANDERSON Detroit police suspect an elderly couple may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, but they are waiting for autopsy results, ...
Officials ask homeowners to beware of carbon monoxide
Hueytown Police say a carbon monoxide leak likely killed a father, mother, and their 17-year-old daughter. The Ezell family was found dead in their home on ...
Carbon monoxide kills two, hospitalizes another
Emergency crews responded quickly but found the three residents apparently overcome by carbon monoxide. Earlier today, Riley County Police Lieutenant. ...
Invisible Threat: Carbon Monoxide
There are forty thousand cases of carbon monoxide poisoning reported in US emergency rooms each year and about five thousand of those are fatal. ...
Harding police rescue couple overcome by carbon monoxide
HARDING TOWNSHIP – Police saved the lives of an elderly township couple who had passed out in their home because of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning accounts for over 20% of Florida's total
The recent rash of carbon monoxide poisonings has health officials worried. Palm Beach County has seen an increase in poisonings and has more than 20 ...
Five fall ill after Roxbury carbon monoxide leak
Boston Globe
Firefighters responded to the Dudley Street apartment building a little before 10:30 am They found elevated readings of carbon monoxide, ...

September 25-27, 2010

“Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.”
Miguel de Cervantes (September 1849 – 1936)
Oil burner glitch empties coffee shop building
Cape Cod Times
The firefighters traced the problem to the oil burner and also discovered unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in the building,
Workers treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
The Daily Citizen
DALTON — Six workers who were pulling carpet from the band room at Northwest High School were treated Friday night for carbon monoxide poisoning after ...
Two in critical condition after carbon monoxide leak at Mpls ...
Five people were taken to a Minneapolis hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at an apartment building early this morning.
Minn. woman suffers close call with carbon monoxide poisoning
Worthington Daily Globe
DETROIT LAKES - A rural Detroit Lakes resident was taken to the hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning. ...
Fertile couple still feeling the affects of carbon monoxide poisoning
A Detroit Lakes teacher is recovering after being exposed to an extremely high carbon monoxide concentration in her home. ...
Six poisoned by carbon monoxide eating char-grilled fish in Xiamen
What's on Xiamen
All of them are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning, reports Xiamen Daily. According to the hospital, four people, including three men and one female, ...
Iowa daycare reopens after carbon monoxide
Chicago Tribune
AP An Iowa City daycare and preschool is to resume classes after unsafe levels of carbon monoxide were found. The Hawkeye Area Community Action Program ...

September 24, 2010

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Unsafe Carbon Monoxide Levels Detected at Iowa City HACAP Head Start
KCRG By Jami Brinton, Reporter By Tracy McCullough
IOWA CITY – Unsafe carbon monoxide levels detected by Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) head start ...
Carbon Monoxide: Did You Know?
Brantford Expositor
Install CO detectors in all sleeping areas in your home as a second line of defense. For more information on carbon monoxide and natural gas safety, ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning and your car - Minneapolis Alternative ...
When these conditions are not satisfied, a much more dangerous product, namely carbon monoxide is produced. Occasionally, carbon monoxide makes headlines. ...
Public Housing Had No CO Detectors
FOX 9 News
MINNEAPOLIS - Two people were in critical condition after a carbon monoxide leak at an apartment building on the 2600 block of Stevens Avenue in Minneapolis ...
Manteno: Firefighters offer complimentary smoke and carbon monox
Kankakee Daily Journal By Bill Byrns
The Manteno Fire Department will mark Fire Prevention Month by giving away free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Oct. 9 and hosting an Oct. ...

September 23, 2010

“The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.”
Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)
Life saving detectors 'a must for all'
Newtownabbey Today By Jonathan Bell
TWO councilors are helping to get life saving carbon monoxide detectors into every home in the land. Councilor Robert Hill and Alderman ...
Carbon Monoxide Forces Evacuations In Mt. Lebanon
A carbon monoxide scare forced some residents to evacuate from an apartment building in Mount Lebanon overnight. Firefighters on scene called the incident a ...
Fine is called unlikely in Minneapolis CO leak
Minneapolis Star Tribune
No penalties are likely for the owners of a south Minneapolis apartment building where several people were sickened early Tuesday by a carbon monoxide leak, ...
DL TEACHER INJURED: Close call with carbon monoxide
A rural Detroit Lakes resident was taken to the hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning. According to Detroit Lakes Assistant Fire ...

September 22, 2010

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
6 teens hospitalized in LI carbon monoxide scare
MIDDLE ISLAND (WABC) -- High levels of carbon monoxide sent six teenagers to the hospital on Long Island Tuesday morning. The Middle Island Fire Department ...
Building with carbon monoxide leak lacked detectors
Minnesota Public Radio
Two women remain listed in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center this morning after being overcome Tuesday by a carbon monoxide leak in a ...
Sunoco to Pay $130000 for '09 Air Quality Violations
Gant Daily
“Sunoco reported releases of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter in excess of permitted limits, from January to September ...
Carbon monoxide: Did you know?
Windsor Star
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced when fuels such as wood, propane, oil, natural gas, kerosene, gasoline, diesel, coal or charcoal do not burn properly. ...
Checking Your Furnace To Prevent CO Poisoning
Any fuel-burning machine can be the source of carbon monoxide. So it's good to get a check-up on your furnace every year to make sure it's working properly. ...
Secretary Clinton's Clean Stove Initiative Aims to Cut Carbon-Filled Cooking ...
Popular Science
... Clean Cookstove Image 1 Envirofit's Clean Cookstove, for use in the developing world, cuts deadly smoke and carbon-monoxide emissions by 80 percent. ...

September 21, 2010

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
H. G. Wells (September 21, 1866 – 1946)
5 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak in Mpls.
MINNEAPOLIS-- A carbon monoxide leak at a Minneapolis apartment building sent 5 people to the hospital early Tuesday, and chased more than 100 residents out ...
Fire department call found carbon monoxide
Jamestown Sun
16: 3:58 pm, the ready squad responded to 410 10th St. SE (Jasmeria 4 Hair) to check for carbon monoxide. Firefighters checked for the gas with a multi-gas ...
Two die after inhaling carbon monoxide in sleep
The Borneo Post
As the window between the navigation room and the cabin was opened, poisonous carbon monoxide gas was released from the navigation room to where the victims ...
Is your home under-protected from fire and CO poisoning?
Osceola Sentinel Tribune
Even more alarming is the 90 percent of homes that do not meet the recommendation for number of carbon monoxide detectors, including 40 percent that report
Detectors 'will not stop tragedy'
Belfast Telegraph
Compulsory carbon monoxide detectors will not alone prevent another gas poisoning tragedy in Northern Ireland, a Stormont minister has said. ...
Tourney provides a major boost
Woodstock Sentinel Review
The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education was established in 2009 by Laurie Hawkins' uncle, John Gignac, in an effort increase carbon monoxide safety ...

September 18-20, 2010

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair (September 20, 1878 – 1968)
SPSA fined $60000 for emissions violations at plant
The Virginian-Pilot (Virginian-Pilot file photo) By Scott Harper
SPSA has been fined $60000 by state regulators for years of violations involving carbon monoxide emissions from
Biomass cogeneration opponents to gather in Port Angeles on eve of city meeting
Peninsula Daily
... from the company's paper-making process, with significant decline in major pollutants such as carbon monoxide, particulate matter and sulfur dioxide. ...
Four Channel 5 staffers treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, workers fuming
New York Daily News
Reporters Lisa Evers, Andrea Day and Nicole Johnson all were treated in recent weeks for carbon-monoxide poisoning after working in the station's remote
Warning on dangers of old heating systems
Irish Times
A CORONER yesterday warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty heating systems, particularly in older houses, after an inquest heard how ...

September 17, 2010

“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Huff: After monoxide poisoning, some at Ch. 5 are fuming
New York Daily News
Ch. 5 crew members Sean McKenna, Chris Portente, Jerry Luke, Eric Anderson and Ralph Franco also have been treated for effects of carbon monoxide, ...
Carbon monoxide sends 5 to hospital
THE VILLAGE, OK -- A family of five was hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday morning. The family lives in the 10000 block of Lancet Drive in ...
Carbon monoxide scare forces evacuation
WWLP 22News
The fire department brought all the students and staff outside as they checked for Carbon Monoxide. "There is no carbon monoxide problem in the school and ...
San Bruno school evacuated after gas odor report
San Jose Mercury News
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokesman Kory Raftery says the odor was most likely carbon monoxide from residue buildup in the school's heating system. ...

September 15-16, 2010

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Author: Professor Yasser Metwally
The early symptoms of CO exposure are not easily identified because they are nonspecific (1). Symptoms include nausea, headache, weakness, irritability, confusion, visual disturbances, parkinsonism, persistent vegetative state, akinetic mutism, agnosia, apraxia, confabulation, depression, delirium, and psychosis.
Woman dies in Lullwater Drive fire
A neighbor in an adjoining unit, April Sellers, 25, said she woke up to the blaring of her carbon monoxide detector and immediately called the property ...
Hawke's Bay air quality moving in right direction
Hawke's Bay Today
Environet looked at PM10, the small particles that can cause respiratory illnesses, as well as gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur ...
Investigators struggle to put Montcoal timeline together
Charleston Gazette
The Massey caller reported increasing levels of carbon monoxide gas, but said there were no injuries. The mine was being evacuated as a precaution. ...
We are moving toward a carbon economy
Reliable Plant Magazine
The final step in the carbon lifecycle is often combustion into carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide, or other gasses that are then emitted into the ...
Greeks work for fire safety
The Daily Tar Heel
The program is designed to promote fire and carbon monoxide alarm installations, house safety checks and distribution of fire safety information. ...
Carbon monoxide poster contest
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is hosting a poster contest on carbon monoxide safety. Known as the ``invisible killer,'' carbon monoxide, ...
Pace of EPA's Clean Air Act Rulemakings Turns Heads, Draws Lawsuits
New York Times
EPA is required by the Clean Air Act to set allowable limits for those and three other pollutants: lead, carbon monoxide and particulate matter. ...

September 14, 2010

“The secret of getting things done is to act!”
Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321)
"Sick" School Reopens
Several cafeteria workers and students fell ill and were reportedly diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. The colorless, odorless gas isn't explosive, ...
Verbatim: Cameron Woods evacuated in carbon monoxide emergency
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette  
Angola, Ind. – On Monday, September 13, 2010, Cameron Woods Senior Living Community experienced high levels of carbon monoxide causing an evacuation. ...
Home safety seminar: Avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning - Fosters
SOUTH BERWICK — The risk of carbon monoxide is a continuous threat to Maine families during winter time. On average, about 150 people are treated for carbon ...

September 11-13, 2010

“Men! The only animal in the world to fear.”
David Herbert Lawrence (Sept. 11, 1885 – 1930)
Tragedy Averted In Waterbury On Rosh Hashanah
Yeshiva World News
Waterbury CT – At 1:00am on Thursday night, the second night of Yom Tov, a member of the Jewish Community was awoken by a carbon monoxide alarm ringing. ...
Fire displaced 12 people in Holyoke
WWLP 22News
There were no smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors in the building, but everyone managed to get out safely on the 1st and 2nd floors. ...
Marshall County School Closed Due To Illness
One thing not included, an explanation on why those workers got sick and why their doctors also gave a diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning.

September 10, 2010

“Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?”
Rocky Marciano (Sept. 1, 1923 – 1969)
Palm Beach County responding to silent killer: Carbon monoxide
Sun-Sentinel By Jerome Burdi, Sun Sentinel
A deadly wave of carbon monoxide poisonings have swept through Palm Beach County this year, alarming firefighters, ...
Portable carbon monoxide detectors added to Boca Raton Fire Rescue toolkit
Boca Raton Fire Rescue is equipping all of their 'Lifepak' units, with portable carbon monoxide monitors. They are small in size, but big when it comes to ...

September 9, 2010

“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”
Mohandas Gandhi (1869 –1948)
Two more Palm Beach County residents poisoned by carbon monoxide
Palm Beach Post
By Stacey Singer Two men from Royal Palm Beach have become Palm Beach County's 29th and 30th carbon monoxide poisoning victims this year after one left a ...
Trust in Katie Haines memory raises £15000 so far
Wokingham Times
The family of a Wokingham woman who died earlier this year from carbon monoxide poisoning have praised fundraising support from her friends for a charity ...
School closed after 5 cafeteria workers suffer carbon monoxide poisoning
They were working to determine why five cafeteria workers were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning with carbon monoxide ingestion. ...
Home safety seminar: Avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning
Foster's Daily Democrat
SOUTH BERWICK — The risk of carbon monoxide is a continuous threat to Maine families during winter time. On average, about 150 people are treated for ...

September 8, 2010

“If you don't think too good, don't think too much.”
Ted Williams (1918 – 2002)
Contest, Contest, Read All About It!
Sacramento Bee
By US Consumer Product Safety Commission Carbon monoxide is called the "invisible killer." That's because it's a gas that you can't see or smell and it can ...
Ship firm floats plan to cut Hong Kong smog
CNN International
The index measures the concentration of air pollutants including nitrogen dioxide, sulfer dioxide and carbon monoxide. The government warns a "very high" ...
Sierra Club Sues Over Texas Power Plant
... mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. These chemicals combine in the air to create dangerous levels of ozone, ...
Corus opens a GBP 60 million plant at Port Talbot steelworks
Carbon monoxide gas from the basic oxygen steelmaking process at Port Talbot has a medium to high calorific value and as such is a valuable energy resource. ...

September 6-7, 2010

“Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do.”
Jean Monnet (Sept. 7, 1703 – 1779)
Poisoning Hazards Abound In Fall Season
WJXT Jacksonville
As carbon monoxide is very dangerous, this process, as well as the installation of a carbon monoxide monitor can save your family. Never use charcoal grills ...
Business open after carbon monoxide leak
7Online WSVN-TV
(WSVN) -- A South Florida business has reopened after a carbon monoxide leak. Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of the leak…
Harlingen fire fighters train on new equipment
Brownsville Herald
The new RAD-57 will help firefighters monitor carbon monoxide levels in the bloodstream of persons who may be stricken by the deadly invisible gas. ...
Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
DIY Life
But it could also be the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless fume that can be impossible to detect, ...

September 3, 2010

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Pet saves family after carbon monoxide leak
A dog rescued her family from a carbon monoxide leak by barking until they woke. Owner Karen Bacon, 45, was roused by her Cavalier King Charles spaniel ...
Carbon monoxide sends renters to hospital
Public Safety Spokesperson TJ Wilham says, "Once again, they had levels of carbon monoxide in their blood and they had to be treated for carbon monoxide ...
Veteran dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
ROSEDALE — An elderly man was found dead and another person was hospitalized following a carbon monoxide poisoning that affected their Rosedale home Monday ...
CPSC Announces Carbon Monoxide Safety Poster Contest
Each year more than 150 people die from accidental non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning associated with consumer products in the United States and that number ...
Families returning after gas alert in east Belfast
BBC News
It is now believed that carbon monoxide detected in houses at My Lady's Road was caused by burning underground electric cables. NIE said about 25 homes were ...

September 2, 2010

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Plant in the frame as firm goes for coal
New Post Leader
The syngas – consisting of methane, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen – is then processed, and the hydrogen extracted and used to power fuel ...
Carbon monoxide accident takes second life
Kansas City Star
Funeral services were today for an Oak Grove woman who died more than a week after a carbon monoxide poisoning accident. Joyce Marie Bentley, 62, ...

September 1, 2010

“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one”.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 – 1870)
South Holland family hospitalized by carbon monoxide leak
Firefighters spent Thursday morning airing out a house where a carbon monoxide leak that started in the garage resulted in six family ...
Investigation into carbon monoxide death near Boca Raton includes keyless car
Palm Beach County detectives are investigating whether this could have led to the death of a 29-year-old woman because of carbon monoxide poisoning in her ...
Carbon monoxide poisonings in PBC leap from 4 last year to 28 so far this year
Palm Beach Post By Sonja Isger and Cynthia Roldan
Carbon monoxide poisoning isn't just on the rise among Palm Beach County residents, it's sky rocketing. ...