Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011

“Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.”
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

2 Men Found Dead in Boat in Key Largo Boatyard
NBC Miami By Edward B. Colby
Monroe County Sheriff's detectives said they found two Fort Lauderdale men who may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning inside a boat parked in a boatyard in Key Largo Friday morning. Bernard Boucher, 45, and Benoit Paquet, 58, ...

Carbon monoxide detector saves 8 in Upper Darby
Delaware County Daily Times
UPPER DARBY — A carbon monoxide detector saved the lives of eight people and a dog early Friday morning. “The homeowner called 911 to report smoke in the house,” Deputy Fire Chief Tim Boyce said. “She was confused from the carbon ...

West-end YMCA evacuated over carbon monoxide levels
About 30 people have been allowed back into a west-end Toronto YMCA building after high carbon dioxide levels forced the evacuation of the building earlier Saturday. A spokesperson for 14 Division of the Toronto Police Service said cleaning equipment ...

Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Fire chief gives carbon monoxide tips after family falls ill in home
York Daily Record
York Area United Fire and Rescue responded to a Springettsbury Township Thursday morning after two adults and four children were ill from carbon monoxide levels in their home, according to a news release. The residents were provided emergency ...

Rochester Firefighters Answer Calls for CO Detectors
Rochester, NY - Levora Hawkins knew she needed a carbon monoxide detector so she called the Rochester Fire Department. "It was outdated and I took the battery out just yesterday evening and I said you know I need something updated," said Hawkins. ...

Fire trucks head out twice on Christmas Day
The first call was at 3:31 pm at 201 Vine Street for a carbon monoxide alarm sounding. Nine Rescue responded with three firefighters and three fire police. The house was checked and elevated levels of carbon monoxide were found in the house. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning threatens 4 lives
Two adults and two children are fighting for their life in a Gatineau hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Gatineau police say they found all four people around 4:30 am Friday at 56 Jeanne D'Arc Road. Few details are being released. ...

Carbon monoxide focus of campaign
Calgary Herald By Andrea Cox,
Retired Ontario firefighter John Gignac has been a crusader for carbon monoxide detectors use ever since his niece, her husband and their two children were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

“Look at progress, then count the cost; we'll spoil the seas with the rivers we've lost.“ Graeme Edge (1941,)

Carbon monoxide fills Jeep, kills couple
Danville News By Rick Dandes
COAL TOWNSHIP -- Carbon monoxide poisoning killed a man and woman whose bodies were found Tuesday in a vehicle that had become stuck in a creek. Coal Township police said they were called to the scene shortly before 4:30 pm There, ...

Recall: Navien tankless water heaters for carbon monoxide risks
Navien America Inc., of Irvine, Calif. has recalled about 13000 instantaneous or tankless water heaters because of possible risk of carbon monoxide poisoning the US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported. An unstable connection can cause the water ...

Carbon monoxide concerns, winterizing, and more
The Boston Globe “I changed the water heater recently, then after a heavy snowstorm, we had no power for a week, the house heater stopped working, the water heater kept burning gas, but the exhaust fan did not, so I was getting carbon monoxide in the house. ...”

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011

“Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.” Michel de Montaigne (1553-1592)

Carbon monoxide sends three to the hospital
Kansas City Star
Three people in Lenexa were transferred to the hospital this morning after unsafe levels of carbon monoxide filled their home in the 8100 block of Woodstone. Lenexa Fire Captain Eric McClure said the residents called the gas company to check on an ...

O'Fallon, Missouri family treated for carbon monoxide poisoning ...
O'Fallon, MO - The Christmas holiday almost turned tragic for an O'Fallon, Missouri man and his family, poisoned by carbon monoxide. The homeowner's dirty furnace is to blame, and there was no carbon monoxide detector in the ...

Tips to keep home free of carbon monoxide
But Elizabeth Brian of Temecula says those things can pose a deadly danger in the form of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. She knows this because she and her family nearly lost their lives. "It's a terrifying experience for my entire family literally ...

Mother says carbon monoxide nearly killed her and her kids
19 Action News

A family of six nearly died after a carbon monoxide filled their house. They didn't know it at the time but the furnace was leaking carbon monoxide. Lauren Sledge and her five children, including five week old Malaya, were headed to bed. ...

Mandatory alarms for carbon monoxide
Irish Times
THE MANDATORY installation of carbon monoxide alarms in all new homes is to be addressed by new building regulations being drafted by the Department of the Environment. Builders are currently under no obligation to install detectors for carbon monoxide ...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

“Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.” Freda Adler (1934,) 

Carbon monoxide drives 5 from Dorchester home
Boston Herald
By Matt Stout
Five Dorchester residents were evacuated from a Charlotte Street apartment this morning after workers discovered “high levels” of poisonous carbon monoxide gas. Four adults and one child were taken to Boston Medical Center as a precaution ...

7 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide
Firefighters say considering the high levels of carbon monoxide inside, it's amazing that the family will recover. “'Safe' is having a meter, some sort of detection in your house,” said Chief Michael Knowlton of Warner Fire Department. ...

Independence Township deaths due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning ...
The Express Times -
By Lynn Olanoff, Photo Stephen Flood
Warren County officials have declared the Christmas Eve deaths of two Independence Township residents who lived in this Route 46 home accidental due to carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Several Injured After Crews Find Home Full Of Carbon Monoxide
An O'Fallon, Missouri family woke up cold and scared after learning their home was full of carbon monoxide. Engineers from the fire station said levels were so high they had to gear up with oxygen before going in. Four people were sleeping in a house ...

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
(AGI) Bolzano - Carbon monoxide from a gas stove has caused death in Trentino as well. The victims are a young Rumenian couple. The tragedy took place in a home in Via Dante Alighieri in Castelfondo, a mountain comunity in the Non Valley on the border ...

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011

“Burn slowly the candle of life.” John Lodge (1945,)

Fire officials say girl saved family's lives
Steuben Courier By Derrick Ek
A young girl is being credited with helping save her family from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday, Dec. 18 in Prattsburgh. The family members were still being treated at a Syracuse hospital as of last Monday evening. ...

6 treated following carbon monoxide incident
NewsChannel 9 WSYR Dennis Harmon
Camillus - Emergency crews responded to a carbon monoxide incident in Camillus on Monday morning.– Emergency crews responded to a possible carbon monoxide incident in Camillus on Monday morning. ...

 Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning in Franklin County fire
Carlisle Sentinel
The Franklin County Coroner has ruled that it was carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a 48-year-old man in an early morning fire in the 1600 block of Path Valley Road in Fort Loudon, Franklin County, on Christmas Day. Police say they responded to the ...

Carbon-Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide levels were at 400-parts-per-million inside the home. Toxicity starts at 50 and with the holidays right around the corner, fire officials say it's a good time for a reminder about Carbon Monoxide Safety.

Salt Lake family poisoned by carbon monoxide
Salt Lake City, Utah - A family of 5 were sickened by carbon monoxide this morning. The family, who all woke feeling nauseous, say they were lucky they had an unopened carbon monoxide detector in their garage. ...

Residents evacuated in Long Branch after carbon monoxide alarm sounds
Asbury Park Press
LONG BRANCH — A carbon monoxide leak was the cause of several people being evacuated from an apartment complex before 7 am this morning police said. The incident occurred at 1001 Norwood Ave. and police Lt. Lynden Johnson said the fire department ...

Mining resumes as Signal Peak says carbon monoxide levels reduced inside Mont ...
The Republic
Mining has resumed at a Montana coal mine where high levels of dangerous carbon monoxide gas prompted a shutdown of most underground operations that lasted three weeks. Signal Peak Energy spokesman Mike Dawson said Friday that nitrogen pumped into a ...

Person overcome by carbon monoxide in SeaTac
The Seattle Times
An individual was hospitalized yesterday after being overcome by carbon monoxide produced by a propane heater, according to Randy Droppert, public information officer for the SeaTac Fire Department. After repeated attempts to contact the victim, ...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24, 2011

“Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views.” Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)

Tukwila resident in danger after overexposure of carbon monoxide
Tukwila Reporter
A Tukwila resident suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning was transported to a local hospital for further treatment earlier this week. After trying to contact the individual several times unsuccessfully, family members paid a visit and found the ...

Letter: Carbon monoxide scare
Mom woke up chilled at about 4 am and turned the heat up, then about half an hour later the carbon monoxide detector went off. We were both so sleepy, we were ready just to unplug the thing because we couldn't smell anything. But then I said, ...

Main Street closed due to carbon monoxide leak, underground transformer fire
Montgomery Newspapers
NORRISTOWN — A Thursday morning fire that erupted from a transformer beneath an apparently vacant building at the southwest corner of Dekalb and East Main streets forced the evacuation of two nearby buildings affected by high levels of carbon monoxide ...

Man found dead in Moorhead home with high carbon monoxide levels
MOORHEAD – Police don't expect foul play in the death of an elderly man here this afternoon, which may have been due to carbon monoxide poisoning. MOORHEAD – Police don't expect foul play in the death of an elderly man here this afternoon, ...

Friday, December 23, 2011

December 23, 2011

“Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
Earl Nightingale (1921-1981)

Don't let a Carbon Monoxide tragedy wreck Christmas
Rochdale Online
But have they eaten or drunk too much, or are they suffering the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning? That's the question posed by Lynn Griffiths, founder and president of the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness, whose own family suffered the ...

Suit filed for carbon monoxide death
The Daily News of Newburyport By Julie Manganis Staff writer
PEABODY — The daughter of an elderly Peabody man killed when his heating system malfunctioned, spewing carbon monoxide and toxic smoke into his Felton Street home in February, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ...

Family Sent To Hospital For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
KTSM News Channel 9 By Troy Campbell - Multimedia Journalist
LOWER VALLEY- Some scary moments for an El Paso family on Thursday morning after the family called 911 when they discovered that they were all suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. On Thursday morning they ...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

“With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.” C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Six sickened in Sharpsburg by carbon monoxide poisoning
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Six people were sickened Wednesday after firefighters found abnormally high levels of carbon monoxide in a Sharpsburg home. Firefighters received a call at 2:43 pm from doctors at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC saying that two people who ...

Odorless killer: Carbon-monoxide detectors can save lives
Louisville Courier-Journal
Do make sure that all gas appliances are vented so that carbon monoxide won't build up in your home, cabin or camper. Do install a battery-operated carbon-monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your ...

Deadly situation avoided after carbon monoxide leak forces building evacuation
StarPhoenix By Janet French,
December 21, 2011 7:33 PM Shirley Isbister, president of the Central Urban Metis Federation Inc., and Louise Oelke, director of supported living homes with CUMFI, with a new carbon monoxide detector outside their ...

Possible carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4 to hospital - ABC 12 ...
ABC 12 A smoke alarm may have helped save lives in Saginaw County Thursday, not from a fire, but from carbon monoxide poisoning.

"Readings inside the building are as high as 120 parts per million and the occupant stated she has been feeling poorly for a couple of days now," Nelson said. The woman had previously gone to the doctor thinking she had the flu or a bad cold. Her symptoms were similar to someone who has been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas, that can be difficult to detect. "Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, depending on the level of exposure, could be sleepy, more sleepy than normal," Nelson said. Three adults and a child were taken to the hospital. When fire crews arrived, they approached with carbon monoxide monitors in hand.

"When we got to the door way it was already climbing in excess of 40 parts per million, and our thresh hold is 25 and we will put on our air packs, because if its that high at the door, it could be even higher inside," said David Smigiel of the Bridgeport Township Fire Department.

COSA Reminder: CO alarms listed under the U.L. 2034 Standard do not begin alarming at its lowest tested level until 70 PPM of carbon monoxide has been present for up to one full hour and then as long as 4 hours. If you are experiencing any of the known symptoms, get to fresh air and ask your health care provider to test your carboxyhemoglobin levels as soon as possible. "Why wait for the alarm to tell you? Get a low level alarm that protects all who enter."

Residents return to east-end seniors' home after carbon monoxide scare
680 News
Residents of an east-end seniors' resident will be allowed to return home, Wednesday, after a carbon monoxide leak was discovered. Officials said 158 seniors at the Leisure World Caregiving Centre on O'Connor Drive, near Victoria Park Avenue, ...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21, 2011

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

Carbon monoxide concern forces evacuation
CTV Saskatoon
Carbon monoxide detectors went off at Infinity House, a residence for single mothers and their children, on Avenue Q South at about 10:30 pm Thirty children ranging in age from infant to eight years old as well as nine parents and four staff members ... COSA Note: It would appear by the story that it is a good thing the carbon monoxide alarms in place were cross sensitive to the Natural Gas used for heating.

Two Steuben residents critical from monoxide fumes
Ithaca Journal
PRATTSBURGH -- Two members of a Prattsburgh family remained hospitalized Tuesday after they were overcome by dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide caused by a clogged chimney. State police told WSYR-TV in Syracuse that a 10-year-old girl returned ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings Blamed on Blocked Chimney
It's a relatively common problem that every year is responsible for 700 carbon monoxide deaths in the US “Clogs are extremely common, we probably get 2 to 3 per week or so,” says Brian Westman who has worked for Canterbury Chimney Sweeps for almost 10 ...

Carbon monoxide detector rouses Chesterfield family
CHESTERFIELD • Monarch Fire Protection District firefighters are hoping to use a close call for a family of four with carbon monoxide poisoning as a reminder about the importance of detectors. Firefighters responded to the home where two boys, ...

Elkhart Family Robbed After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
ABC 57 News
An Elkhart family escaped death by mere minutes after a generator in their home gave them carbon monoxide poisoning. The mother, Sheri Dorrier went to run some errands with her son, but when she returned home, her husband was not breathing. ...

Faulty heat exchanger blamed for carbon monoxide at seniors' home
Globe and Mail
Toronto Fire Services have identified the source of the carbon monoxide scare at a seniors' residence – a malfunctioning heat exchanger. Captain Adrian Ratushniak said the exchanger on the roof leaked fumes that sent five members of the kitchen staff ...

LAWRENCEVILLE | 3 hospitalized after carbon monoxide poisoning
Two adults and a 16-year-old are recovering after a generator filled their Lawrenceville home with carbon monoxide. Lt. Eric Eberly with Gwinnett County Fire said a man in the home called 911 early Wednesday after waking up and realizing that he ...

Llantwit Fardre house death: Carbon monoxide suspected
BBC News
A 63-year-old man has died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a house in the south Wales valleys. Two other men, both in their 30s, were also found unconscious at the property in Llantwit Fardre, Rhondda Cynon Taf, at about 21:15 GMT on ...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)

In brief: Two found dead in mobile home due to fumes
DeSoto Appeal
A Tate County man and woman who used a portable heater to keep warm in a mobile home without electricity apparently died Sunday from carbon monoxide poisoning. Bryan K. Geeslin and Lisa C. Farrow, both 45, of Independence, Miss., were discovered about ...

Last Year's Present Saves Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
A Chesterfield family is thankful to be alive after a carbon monoxide detector woke them up in the middle of the night. 'We knew we had to get the kids out of the house so we went ahead and got them out,' said Suzanne Slagle. She and her husband, ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 3 residents of Locust Street duplex in ... By George Graham, The Republican Dennis Leger 
Springfield Firefighters work the scene of carbon monoxide call that sent three people to the hospital. “Carbon monoxide as high as 247 part-per-million was detected inside 7 Locust St., Leger said. Carbon monoxide at 35 parts-per-million prompts emergency personnel to evacuate the premises and symptoms - including nausea, headache, lethargy - typically begin to appear at 100 parts…”

Firefighters find carbon monoxide in Chesterfield home
Monarch Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a call on a carbon monoxide detector showing high readings on Dec. 17 in a Chesterfield home. Fire Marshal Roger Herin said responders to the call at about 3 am found carbon monoxide readings ...

Family Saved from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
New York State Police said around 1:00 pm Sunday, a home at 6797 Butts Road in the Town of Prattsburg filled with carbon monoxide. Troopers said Joy and Bernard Mark's daughter came home from a friend's house to find her family unconscious; ...

Carbon monoxide calls up in season
Coldwater Daily Reporter By Roland Stoy
LifeCare, the county ambulance service, is getting some carbon monoxide calls with the winter weather season underway. Tim Miner of Branch County Emergency Management told commissioners at the monthly meeting of the sheriff's and public ...

Kansas officials warn of carbon monoxide poisoning
KWCH Kansas officials are warning people about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and advising people to install a CO detector in their home. With colder weather, comes an increase in the number of fuel-burning appliances being used in the home. ...

Father and two children die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Sligo
Daily Mail
Although further toxicology tests have to be carried out, it appears that carbon monoxide poisoning had caused the deaths of the Wallwork family, originally from Manchester. Their two dogs were also found dead in the house. The tragedy came to light at ...

Couple poisoned by carbon monoxide from stove
A couple was poisoned by carbon monoxide this morning in their shop in downtown Hongkou District and they are still in critical condition in a local hospital. A neighbor heard a faint voice coming from a closed shop on Changchun Road about 9am. ...

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

“One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Continuing problems in NJ apartment
Jersey City tenant's return to renovated apartment delayed after carbon ...
The Jersey Journal -
... Friday the day after a Jersey City Municipal Court judge lifted an order closing the building for multiple violations, said she called Schiovone, who's been staying with a friend, to tell him his carbon monoxide alarm was “beeping off the hook. ...

Bell-ringer's blessing brings group together
The Hillsdale Daily News
…had been ill off and on for about a month with flu-like symptoms, so when her new neighbors came over for a visit, she informed them they might not want to come in and “catch” whatever she had. “Whether it's about meeting your neighbors, counting your blessings or just getting better informed about carbon monoxide poisoning,” Tom Osbourne knew he had to share this story “of great joy.”

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18, 2011

“If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”
Will Rogers (1879-1935)

What you need to know about carbon monoxide poisoning
Bismarck Tribune
While carbon monoxide poisoning can occur any time of the year, it is more prevalent in winter because carbon monoxide gas can come from fuel-burning sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters and gas-fueled water heaters, ovens, ...

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

“The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought.” Pythagoras (582-497 BC)

Florida ice arena updates
Carbon monoxide scare at ice rink not isolated say hockey mom
WTSP 10 News
Tampa, FL -- A Tampa mom said what happened Wednesday night when several kids playing hockey at the Clearwater Ice Arena became overcome by carbon monoxide was not an isolated incident. Nancy Price said that's also why state lawmakers need to take ...

At ice rink, carbon monoxide leak found
MyFox Tampa Bay
The Clearwater Ice Arena had to be shut down Wednesday night, and again Thursday morning because of dangerously high carbon monoxide levels. CLEARWATER - Largo Fire Rescue and the Clearwater Ice Arena agree carbon monoxide sensors are in order. ...

Fumes menaced for weeks, two say
Largo Fire officials responding to a 911 call measured elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the arena and treated 23 people. Six players went to local hospitals but none had serious after-effects, said Squirts coach Jim Anna. Scholl and Anna said they ...

Wrexham mum claims family suffered carbon monoxide poisoning for 11 years
Daily Post North Wales by Alex Hickey, DPW East
A WOMAN is urging people to get their gas fires checked this winter after her and her family suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. Lynn Griffiths claims a blocked flue in the fire at her home went undetected for 11 years ...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011

“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.”
Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940)

Children sickened by dangerous fumes in arena, rushed to hospital
Central Florida News 13 By Josh Rojas / Laurie Davison, Team Coverage
High levels of dangerous carbon monoxide fumes sickened 23 people at a youth hockey practice being held at the Clearwater Ice Arena on Wednesday evening. In a live interview by phone, Largo Fire Chief Mike ...

Duluth Family Returns Home After Carbon Monoxide Scare
FOX 21 Online
They had to evacuate because of carbon monoxide found in their home. The family was helped by the Duluth Fire Department and the Red Cross. Red Cross officials say it's important for people to plan for disasters such as this by doing things like ...

Davenport carbon monoxide death accidental, police say
Quad City Times
No charges are being filed in the accidental carbon-monoxide poisoning that killed a Davenport man earlier this month. John Christiansen, 59, died Dec. 4 at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf, where he was transferred after treatment at University ...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

“I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves, 'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly; we either overstate it or understate it.”
Hillary Clinton (1947,)

Carbon monoxide risk higher during winter
Merced Sun-Star
Red blood cells carry oxygen, but when a person suffers from carbon monoxide poisoning, the gas gets into the red blood cells and keeps the oxygen out, Livermore said. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include flulike symptoms, headache, ...

ADT dispatcher saves Miss. woman's life
WJXT Jacksonville
White's husband died last month, just days before White received a life-saving call from Harris in Jacksonville, warning her that she needed to get out of her house because her carbon monoxide detector had been activated. When firefighters responded ...

A Silent Killer: Beware Of Carbon Monoxide
News Channel 7
A North Carolina man and woman died Monday of carbon monoxide poisoning. The pair was trying to keep warm with a kerosene heater, according to Buncombe County Sheriff's Office. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness ...

New Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Cities will start enforcing new safety codes that require carbon monoxide alarms in all new homes and some existing ones. Cities will start enforcing new safety codes on January 1, 2012 that require carbon monoxide alarms in all new homes. ...

San Rafael firefighters, Rotarians install CO/smoke detectors
Marin Independent-Journal
The San Rafael Fire Department and the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael teamed up last week to install 49 combination photoelectric smoke alarm/carbon monoxide alarm warning devices in the homes of seniors free of charge. ...

Azerbaijan: Carbon monoxide poisoning leaves one officer dead
One Azerbaijani army officer has died and two are in hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident occurred at an apartment rented by the officers in Baku's Yasamal District. Abulfat Mammadov died on the spot, while Rafig Gasimov and Elmaddin ...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” Jacques Yves Cousteau (1910-1997)

New Carrollton woman hospitalized after stove malfunction causes carbon ...
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online by Natalie McGill
A New Carrollton woman was hospitalized today for carbon monoxide poisoning after her stove malfunctioned and a neighbor's carbon monoxide detector responded to the leaking gas. Firefighters responded about 12:45 pm ...

2 Asheville-area deaths serve as cautionary tale to heating season
Asheville Citizen-Times
LEICESTER — A man and woman found dead in the man's home died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Authorities were unsure of the source, sheriff's Lt. Randy Sorrells said. The home where Brian Alexander ...

A silent threat: Be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning dangers
Asbury Park Press Bob Bielk; RE: Jersey Life-#61922
Install a carbon monoxide detector, preferably near floor level as opposed to the ceiling, ... Note that carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air in temperatures normally found indoors. CO mixes well with air and moves easily with the normal currents found inside of buildings.

Woman serious from carbon monoxide incident in Liverpool region
Click Liverpool
The 91-year-old woman and a man, aged 57, collapsed from what is thought to be carbon monoxide poisoning at the four-bedroomed house in Beacham Road, Southport. Firefighters entered the semi-detached house, wearing breathing apparatus, and carried the pair ...

Water heater's monoxide leak kills elderly couple
China Post
The China Post news staff--New Taipei City police found the bodies of an elderly couple living in the Shizhi District who had reportedly died from carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from an overheated water heater in a tightly sealed home. ...

Armenia registers 13 people poisoned by carbon monoxide in one day
Information-Analytic Agency
Gyumri police received call that two people turned to hospital on December 11 poisoned by carbon monoxide. It was revealed that they were poisoned by malfunctioning of the oven at home, police press service informs. 19-year-old girl was also poisoned ...

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

“To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.” William Osler (1849-1919)

Biggest study into carbon monoxide poisoning
BBC News
Two fire services have embarked upon Britain's biggest study into carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, to try to reduce the number of deaths it causes. Crews on Merseyside and in the West Midlands have visited more than 20000 properties to take household ...

UK study increases awareness to carbon monoxide poisoning; April 14, 2011 report.
Fears over carbon monoxide poisoning figures
BBC News Health
The number of deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning could be significantly higher than official figures show, the BBC has been told.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11, 2011

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Charles Kettering (1876-1958)

CO is called the silent killer but...
Carbon monoxide can be present within the common everyday “smells” of the combustion systems we often use or are around. Because CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible, it must be measured. No one can smell how much CO is in the air, but please be informed and inform others that the smells of a barbeque, gasoline powered generator, automobile, snowmobile, motor boat, lawn mower, snow blower, jet ski, smoldering house fire and other “odors of combustion” may contain deadly levels of carbon monoxide. These combustion gases should be regarded with guarded respect. Carbon monoxide should be monitored in every building and the alarm set points should be based upon health considerations of all the people in the building.

Automobile exhaust and the accidental breathing of carbon monoxide is the number one cause of this poisoning accident. A vehicle left running in a garage is an especially dangerous practice and is even more dangerous if the garage is attached to a house, apartment or any building. Even though it is done every day, working on cars, snow blowers & other engines inside buildings is always potentially dangerous. The large open door is really not enough. CO alarms should be in place.

Health: Make your home carbon monoxide safe
Daily Mail By Sarah Stacey
Q We have a smoke detector at home, but I read that you should have a carbon monoxide detector too. A Every year in England and Wales, about 50 people die of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and 200 are admitted to hospital with serious ...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

“The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.”
James Cash Penney (1875-1971)

Furnace Problem To Blame For CO Leak At West Mifflin Home
WTAE Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 911 dispatchers said emergency crews were called to a West Mifflin home because of a carbon monoxide leak. Dispatchers told Channel 4 Action News that two people were found inside a home in the 4000 block of Kennywood Boulevard on Friday ...

Fridley CVS Evacuated; Elevated Carbon Monoxide Inside By Chris Steller
The CVS Pharmacy in Fridley was closed early Friday afternoon after people inside smelled an exhaust-like odor and the Fridley Fire Department found elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters in protective gear and CenterPoint ...

Changes Make SF Ice And Rec Center Safer
A few young hockey players visited the ER in May with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after practice at the center. The incident prompted the city to make some changes. New sensors can detect even the smallest amounts of carbon monoxide. ...

Carbon monoxide lurking in your home?
Rock Island firefighters say they've already been called to a couple of homes this winter for carbon monoxide poisoning. "It's not something you can smell, not something you can see and that's what makes it so dangerous." Rock Island Fire Marshall Jeff ...

Most homes 'do not have a carbon monoxide detector'
Best Medical Cover
Research from the AA Home Emergency Response Service shows that the majority of households need to install a carbon monoxide detector. Consumers are being urged to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in their homes, after new research revealed that ...

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011

“The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.”
Henry James (1843-1916)

Do You Have Your Carbon Monoxide Detector?
CBS 47
As the weather is getting colder, the Fresno Fire Department is urging people to get a carbon monoxide detector in your home. "Probably four hundred people or so perish every year from carbon monoxide poisoning and it's almost always accidental," said ...

Keswick family lucky to be alive
“If this family had not had a working carbon monoxide alarm and responded as they did, the outcome may have been fatal.” For information on requirements of the Georgina municipal bylaw regulating carbon monoxide alarms in residential homes, ...

Friends killed by fumes from gas cooker
The inquest into the deaths of two elderly friends in Co Dongeal has heard they had both died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a gas cooker. The inquest into the deaths of two elderly friends who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in ...

Climate Change Mitigation
Today's Energy Solutions
At high temperatures, coal converts into a synthesis gas (syngas) that primarily consists of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H 2 ). Capturing of CO 2 from this syngas is by means of physical scrubbing and compressing into a liquid – a state in which ...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8, 2011

“Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.” Barbara Kingsolver (1955,)

Elderly Sycamore Township Couple Found Dead in Home
WKRC TV Cincinnati
An elderly Sycamore Township Couple was found dead in their home today and officials suspect carbon monoxide from a running vehicle led to their deaths. Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies say the bodies of 87 year old John Picciano and his 86 year old ...

Unsafe heating methods for your home can be deadly
And the problem you have again with the stove if you're using a gas stove is carbon monoxide," said Beaumont fire captain Earl White. Captain White said many people use their gas stove to heat their home. He said it can be deadly because of the carbon ...

Red Cross Helps Family After Carbon Monoxide Exposure
The Red Cross says they assisted a family with transportation, food and lodging after they were treated for carbon monoxide exposure Wednesday night. One adult and four children were treated and released from Hennepin County Medical Center, ...

Details from NJ carbon monoxide apartment evacuation
Apartments evacuated after 911 call
TEANECK - The Teaneck Fire Department received a 911 call of a Carbon Monoxide Detector activation at the West Terrace Apartments at 5:42 am Dec. 4. The Teaneck Fire Department arrived approximately four minutes later at 1490 West Terrace Circle and ...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011

“Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.” Elias Canetti (1905-1994)

NOTE: U.L. 2034 listed carbon monoxide alarms have been tested at 70, 150 and 400 PPM and have restrictions on how soon they have to wait before they alarm when these levels are reached or exceeded.  Pregnant women and their fetus, heart and respiratory sufferers, infants and young children and others of vulnerable health are not protected from the lower levels of carbon monoxide they need to be protected from if these are the only alarms in use.

Bean worker claims carbon monoxide exposure
The Livingston County News
A visit to his doctor two days later and a routine blood test revealed that Ayers has elevated carbon monoxide levels in his body. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Ayers' claim that his illness results from an unsafe ...

Miami, Fla., Contractor Cited by OSHA following Carbon Monoxide Incident
EHS Today
A worker using a powered saw to cut a hole in a storm drain box was overexposed to carbon monoxide from the saw and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment. OSHA's proposed penalties total $66990. The willful health violation, with a $61600 penalty ...

Fargo city officials warn of carbon monoxide danger
Fargo, ND - Fargo city officials are warning people about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning this time of year. Officials say you should also have a detector, avoid using generators inside and don't run vehicles inside the garage. ...

Ontario, Canada
Hardeman brings back CO bill
Woodstock Sentinel Review
If the act passes it's third reading, it will require functioning carbon monoxide detectors in all Ontario homes that have a fuel-burning appliance s or attached garages. "There have been too many lives lost due to carbon monoxide poisoning in ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

“Whatever gets you through your life it’s alright, it’s alright.”
John Lennon (1940-1980)

Couple believe willpower, divine intervention saved them
Deseret News By Lori Prichard 
BOUNTIFUL — A Bountiful couple says their chance, improbable rescue from a near-fatal carbon monoxide poisoning in their home is due to sheer willpower with a big assist from divine intervention. First, David and April Weeks can't ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Katie blamed her migraines on stress. In fact, her ...
Daily Mail
As she got up out of the bath she was overcome by an invisible cloud of carbon monoxide in the middle of the room. She hit her head on the side of the bath and drowned. She was found by Richard who returned home soon afterwards, laden with shopping. ...

New Zealand Follow Up
Worker tells of carbon monoxide poisoning at mine
Radio New Zealand
Mr Houlden told the inquiry he left the mine in April, as he became scared that the inexperience of the workers would lead to an explosion and he had carbon monoxide poisoning due to poor ventilation which left him feeling ill and suffering headaches. ...

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Davenport man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
Quad City Times
A Davenport man who was being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning with his wife has died. John T. Christiansen. 59, died Sunday at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf. Services are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. ...

7 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Doctors in Fort Worth treated seven people, including four children, for carbon monoxide poisoning after a gas leak in their home Sunday night. Firefighters found the family in their home in the 2400 block of Capri Drive. ...

Family of three hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
KTNV Las Vegas By Larry Ish
LAS VEGAS - A family of three was hospitalized Sunday morning after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas. Las Vegas Fire Fighters were called to the home on the 3800 block of El Cederal Ave., near W. Oakey Blvd. and S. Valley ...

Energy Saving Tips and Safety Advice from SDG&E
If used indoors they can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Vacuum and clean regularly around the furnace, particularly around the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust and lint. Most forced-air units have a filter that cleans the air before ...

British regulations and fine enforcement
Council fined for carbon monoxide leak at community centre
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has been fined for a carbon monoxide leak from a gas boiler at a community centre. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the local authority after members of a bridge club using the Westlands Community ...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4, 2011

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”Andy Warhol (1927-1987)

Carbon monoxide prompts evacuation of Teaneck apartments BY MATTHEW MCGRATH
TEANECK – Firefighters evacuated a six-unit apartment complex early Sunday morning because of high carbon monoxide levels throughout the complex, fire officials said in a statement. At about 5:40 am the carbon monoxide detector in ...

Five Things in Waukee: Basketball, Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Chilly Temps ...
The city of Waukee wants to remind residents about carbon monoxide awareness. This time of year, with homes closed for the winter, carbon monoxide poisoning can become an issue. Even new homes can have furnace problems. Some people contribute their ...

Fuel Cell Technology: Gasification Game Changer?
Waste Management World
In this process methane is reacted with steam at temperature and pressure in the presence of a catalyst, to produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can then be reacted with water to produce more hydrogen and carbon dioxide. ...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3, 2011

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.” Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

Construction workers suffered carbon-monoxide poisoning this morning
Portland - Tests administered by responding firefighters showed the levels of carbon monoxide in the house and in the workers to be high. Paramedics issued high flows of oxygen to the men before an ambulance arrived. The names of the workers will be released ...

It's Time To Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detector «
CBS Minnesota By Jeff Wald
Minneapolis Fire officials said Friday it's time to check your carbon monoxide detectors in your home as we head into winter. The Minneapolis Fire Department said it has responded to 19 calls of carbon monoxide after failed alarms over the ...

Firefighters credited with saving homeowners from CO poisoning
Fox 59 By Heather MacWilliams
Firefighters are credited with saving the lives of two people found unconscious in their home. It's serving as a reminder about the dangers of carbon monoxide in the winter…

Carbon monoxide cases reported in Park City
Park Record by Jay Hamburger
Emergency crews in Park City since late November have responded to at least three cases that were reported as involving carbon monoxide, Park City Police Department logs show. It is not uncommon for the Police ...

Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2, 2011

“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”
Carl Jung (1875-1961)

High levels of carbon monoxide found in Southeast DC building
One person is in critical condition after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a Southeast DC apartment building, fire officials say. DC Fire & EMS officials say they responded to an apartment building at 1732 S St. SE just before 8:30 am ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisons Five in Aberdeen
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Aberdeen, WA - A family of five on West 2nd street had to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after Captain Mark Dulin tells us extremely high levels of CO were found in a house that was running a generator in the basement. ...

Bountiful couple hospitalized with significant carbon monoxide exposure
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
A Bountiful couple was transported to the hospital after sustaining significant carbon monoxide exposure overnight. A neighbor was walking by a house at around 6:40 am when she heard people gasping for help through a partially-open door at a home ...

Authorities Blame Uncertified Technician for Carbon Monoxide Leak
LOS FRESNOS - Investigators say an uncertified technician is to blame for a carbon monoxide scare in the Lower Valley. A family of three was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning from a mobile home in Los Fresnos. Paramedics determined there was ...

Inaugural Carbon Monoxide Run Held
The Beverly Hills Courier By Krystal Leach de Amante
(See page 4 of this online publication)
One Beverly Hills resident and former intern at The Courier transformed her tragic experience into a fun, exciting way to educate others about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. UC Santa Barbara sophomore Nikkie ...

NM Poison Center warns of carbon monoxide dangers
Las Cruces Sun-News
As temperatures cool, the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) would like to educate New Mexicans on how to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning. All fuel-burning equipment and appliances such as, stoves/ovens, ...

Signal Peak coal mine near Roundup evacuated (AP) — Dozens of miners have been evacuated from Signal Peak's coal mine south of Roundup after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected. Boich Cos. spokesman Mike Dawson tells The Billings Gazette at , that 45 miners were evacuated ...

Cold Weather Safety Tips from El Paso Fire Dept.
KTSM News Channel 9
These devices are a primary source of carbon monoxide poisoning and present some of the most significant fire potential in a home. 3. Gas Stove Safety: Never attempt to use your gas stove or oven to heat your house. The open flames from the stove are ...

Heating Dangers: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
KTSM News Channel 9
We went out and found carbon monoxide coming out of both furnaces," Sam Baeza said. Baeza owns Sun Valley Mechanical. We followed one of his technicians as he inspected a furnace for problems, including carbon monoxide. First he pulled out the old ...