Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28, 2011

“Awareness is empowering.” Rita Wilson (1958-

CO leak sends C'ville family to hospital
Northwest Herald
CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville family of six was hospitalized Sunday with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. About 9 am the Carpentersville Fire Department responded to a single family house in the 800 block of Navajo Drive for a report of an ...

Health Extension Update
York News-Times, By Eileen Krumbach
When it comes to winter, precautions need to be taken to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and winter fire hazards. Carbon monoxide often is called the silent killer because it is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when ...

Lawmaker: It Would Be Difficult To Change Carbon Monoxide Law ... 
The parents of several hockey players who were poisoned by carbon monoxide ... Lawmaker: It Would Be Difficult To Change Carbon Monoxide Law ...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27, 2011

“Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.” Akhenaton (1380-1362 BC)

Carbon monoxide detectors given out to honor fallen student and save lives
Windsor High School graduate Lauren Johnson died two years ago of carbon monoxide poisoning. On Saturday morning, many of her former classmates went door-to-door offering free carbon monoxide detectors. Any resident of Windsor or Severance is eligible ...

Not Prepared for CO SafetyCensus: Residents like S.J.
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Among other results of the 2009 American Housing Survey, almost all residents report being prepared for a home fire but not for a carbon-monoxide leak. And when it comes to amenities, cool beats hot: More than half of area homes have central air ...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26, 2011

“Scalded cats fear even cold water.” Thomas Fuller ( 1608 - 1661)

Manchester police/fire: Carbon monoxide readings bring Manchester FD response 
Gloucester Daily Times, By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
The responders vented the house, and shut off a pellet stove, believed to be the cause of the carbon monoxide readings.

Chichester talks about carbon monoxide calls 
Parkersburg News
PARKERSBURG - Detectors and proper ventilation of heating and cooking equipment can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, which is responsible for thousands of visits to the emergency room each year. "Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer because ...

Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

“Be prepared and be honest.” John Wooden (1910-2010)

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 2 elderly women in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA - Two elderly women were discovered dead in a Sacramento home Thursday afternoon, due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a Sacramento Police Department spokesman. Jenny Materyn, 79, and Ruby Tallman, 81, were found inside a home ...

Carbon monoxide likely caused woman's death
(AP) - A medical examiner says carbon monoxide poisoning likely caused the death of an elderly St. Paul woman. Eighty-8-year-old Mary Gores was found dead in her eastside home Wednesday by a relative. Her family says it's believed Gores accidentally ...

Gasping for air
Centre Daily Times
So, it's fair to assume that in the eyes of the borough and police, it's OK for someone to burn wood and, if someone dies of carbon monoxide poisoning, so be it! Is there a solution to this problem? Carbon monoxide detectors are still not law in ...

Fire Marshal: Destroyed Home's Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Weren't ... By Don E. Smith Jr.
The landlord of a Fair Lawn Avenue home that was destroyed by a fire Thursday will be fined $1000 because the home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were not inspected for their compliance with the ...

Too-Tight Energy-Efficient Home Traps Carbon Dioxide
WSMV Nashville
The Hartmans don't have gas heat or appliances, so there was no natural gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning. The family then brought in an air quality expert, who found elevated levels of carbon dioxide in their daughter's room. ...

Video update, Saskatchewan; Note that the alarms put in may not be protective enough for the occupants health conditions according to the disclaimer information provided on the unopened packaging and in the units instructions. Alarm points for these occupants should be less than 30 PPM of CO. If these alarms installed begin to sound off in real time measurements at levels between 10 and 30 PPM within 4 minutes then they are truly protecting this vulnerable  population  Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed In CHR 
Back in January the Government of Saskatchewan made Carbon Monoxide Detectors mandatory in all Healthcare facilities. And in this report, we see how the Cypress Health Region is doing in this area.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell (1903-1950)

Natural causes led to death of man at Oxnard apartment 
Ventura County Star
They later determined there was no gas leak at the apartment, but the circumstances initially caused concern about possible carbon monoxide buildup, said Oxnard Fire Department spokeswoman Deborah O'Malia. The apartment was over 90 degrees when ......”Firefighters did find elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the apartment, but the exact amount of the gas in the residence was unclear, as it had been opened before firefighters' arrival,” O'Malia said. The man had been heating his apartment with his oven and a burner on his stove, Stevens said.

Mid-Michigan Couple Dies, Carbon Monoxide Suspected 
Two mid-Michigan residents are dead after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that's likely linked to this week's snowstorm. Jackson County sheriff's deputies found Arlene Heath and Walter Wildt dead in a Pulaski Township home Thursday afternoon. ...

Fire chief: Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning 
Adrian Daily Telegram
Trinka said there have been reports of people suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in the city and elsewhere in Lenawee County. “Anything at all with an open flame inside their house, it's going to create carbon monoxide,” Trinka said. ...

Be alert for the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning 
Delta County Independent
Having survived exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning, Delta resident Bob Brogdon believes his goal is now to educate children and adults about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Brogdon was one of four adults playing cards in a camp trailer at the Valley ...

Warning over heaters after Norfolk couple's death 
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
They had been using a solid fuel heater which had not been serviced for several years and leaked fatal carbon monoxide when turned on. Police had broken down the back door after one of the couple's two daughters, Linda Applegate, and her son Dominic ...

A HOUSING association has taken action, following complaints from a couple on ...
The Cornishman
Coastline Housing did not believe carbon monoxide was an issue, but has this week fitted a second alarm in a flat at Mawgan to give the family peace of mind. Richard Grenfell and his wife Alison said they took their twins Riley and Rachel and daughter ...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23, 2011

“The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.” Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) 

CO Alarm Calls Double One Year Anniversary of Amanda's Law 
WBNG-TV, By Leigh Dana (WBNG Binghamton)
In the last year, Broome County Emergency Services has responded to double the number of calls from homes reporting a carbon monoxide leak. Amanda O'Brien had been living in her Chenango Forks home less than 6 months ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning: keeping your family safe from the silent killer
La Voz Nueva
For the past few years, the Colorado newspapers and airwaves have been abuzz with tragedy after tragedy caused by carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is second only to drug abuse as the leading cause of accidental death due to poisoning in ...

Motion in Aspen CO case: County created 'death trap' 
Aspen Times
At issue are the carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths of Caroline Lofgren, 42, her husband, Parker, 39, and their two children, Owen, 10, and Sophie, 8. The family was staying at the home at 10 Popcorn Lane, about 31⁄2 miles east of Aspen. ...

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide 
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning kills about 50 people in the UK every year, and many more need medical treatment after exposure to this deadly gas. Carbon monoxide forms when a carbon-based fuel ...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” James Thurber (1894-1961)

New York-Amanda’s Law Anniversary
Carbon monoxide law turns 1 year old
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
ALBANY — A year ago today, Amanda's Law took effect in New York state, requiring that carbon monoxide alarms be placed in most homes. The law is named for Amanda Hansen of West Seneca, Erie County, who died in 2009 at the age of 16. ...

Carbon monoxide detector bill passes Arkansas Senate 
Baxter Bulletin
The Arkansas Senate on Monday approved a bill to require low-voltage carbon monoxide detectors in new home construction. It passed 18-14 with three senators not voting. Sen. Johnny Key, R-Mountain Home, voted against House Bill 1385 while Sen. ...

Woman to share her cancer journey
Green Bay Press Gazette
Her family encountered carbon monoxide poisoning on Dec. 21, 1997, in their home in Green Bay at the time. "Jim, me and our three children almost died," Graff said. "It's just a fluke that we got up and out of our house in the middle of the night. ...

UPDATED: 5 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Port Huron Times Herald
He said crews found a 3-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and three adults with carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms. There were "serious" levels of carbon monoxide in the house due to a faulty water heater, Eick said. The home did not have a carbon ...

Central Yavapai Fire District to buy heart monitors with grant
Sun Shopper
The heart monitors record heart rate and rhythm, let medics defibrillate if necessary and also measure carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, take blood pressure readings, automatically download that information into CYFD's electronic patient records and can ...

Colorado Lawsuit
Attorney charges lax inspection led to family's carbon monoxide death in Aspen
Denver Post
By The Denver Post A lawyer for the survivors of a Denver family who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in November, 2008 while staying at an Aspen vacation home claims Pitkin County's lax inspection "unlocked the door to the 'death trap,'" the Aspen ...

Officials: Snow Can Block Furnace Vents, Increase Carbon Monoxide Risks
FOX 9 News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the most common symptoms of carbon-monoxide poisoning as headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion; however, they stress that the gas can also cause loss of ...

Northern Ireland 
NI: Carbon Monoxide Detectors To Be Fitted In Housing Executive Homes With ...
eGov monitor
Following tragic deaths from carbon monoxide last year, DSD Minister Alex Attwood instructed the Housing Executive to conduct a review of safety in its properties. Alex Attwood said: “The Housing Executive has provided me with an initial response to my ...

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.” Richard Bach (1936 -

Carbon Monoxide Evacuates Suffield School - Connecticut News Story ... 
A school in Suffield is evacuated for elevated levels of carbon monoxide. 

Remembering Lauren 
 Windsor man leads push to distribute carbon monoxide detectors 
Greeley Tribune
Don Johnson continues to make sure that what caused his daughter’s death will never happen to others. Johnson’s daughter, Lauren, died at the age of 23 on Jan. 5, 2009, from carbon monoxide poisoning in her Denver apartment. Lauren graduated from Windsor High School in 2004 and was a University of Denver graduate student. She died after a defective flue cap on her apartment building caused gas to fill her ...

Ice Arena News
  Carbon Monoxide Results for Raleigh Area Ice Rinks
This week, the Today Show aired a story which implied that Carbon Monoxide levels in local ice rinks could potentially be causing long-term nervous and respiratory damage in children. Parents of figure skaters and hockey players in the Raleigh ...

“BE ALARMED!” Campaign in UK 
 British Gas supports national carbon monoxide awareness campaign
Home Heating Guide, By Laura Elahi
With stories of carbon monoxide poisoning hitting the media hard in recent weeks British Gas has stepped up its work to raise awareness about the dangers of the 'silent killer'. Energy UK's carbon monoxide awareness ...

Pensioner killed by carbon monoxide fumes - inquest hears
Weston & Somerset Mercury
AN 88-year-old widow died of carbon monoxide poisoning after refusing to replace her old heating system.

Australian Mother Mourns, Remembers and Advocates for CO Awareness
Mother backs calls for better awareness
Shepparton News
Vanessa Robinson, whose sons Chase and Tyler died from carbon monoxide poisoning in their rented Mooroopna home last year, has welcomed bipartisan support for a campaign to get all states to legislate for warning devices and regular safety inspections. ...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 20, 2011

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

Water Heater Leaks Carbon Monoxide Hospitalizes 3 News Story KTVU ... 
A faulty water heater was blamed for a carbon monoxide leak that hospitalized three people in Daly City Saturday according to PG&E ...

Remembering Amanda
Guest view: Don't ignore danger of carbon monoxide 
Utica Observer Dispatch
Amanda's Law, which requires the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all New York homes with a fuel-burning appliance or with an attached garage, went into effect to help protect other children and adults from a very preventable death. ...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February 19, 2011

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Employees evacuate over carbon monoxide scare 
Medics were called out for a possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Harrison Twp. Friday afternoon. According to witnesses, workers using a concrete saw inside the building Alpine Products on Drill Avenue When one worker became ill from ...

ICE ARENA NEWS Skating On Fumes
Earlier this month, more than 60 hockey players in Colorado became sick after being exposed to carbon monoxide. Nationwide, more than 250 skaters have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning over the past two years. In most cases, the culprit has ...

Energy Adviser: Beware dangers that carbon monoxide poses
The Columbian
Exhaust from these sources and from camp stoves, gasoline or kerosene space heaters, any gas-powered engine or lantern can kill people and pets, because these devices emit deadly carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide cannot be seen or smelled but can ...

Carbon monoxide makes worker sick at Saskatchewan long-term care home
Winnipeg Free Press
Health officials say a worker in a Saskatchewan nursing home felt sick, but no residents were affected when they were exposed to carbon monoxide. The scare happened earlier this week at the Quill Plains Lodge in Watson east of Saskatoon. ...

Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” Walter Elliot (1888-1958)

Police: LI elderly couple killed by carbon monoxide
GARDEN CITY (WABC) -- Investigators believe an elderly couple found dead in their Long Island home were killed by carbon monoxide. Joseph and Catherine Hayes, both in their 80s, were discovered dead Thursday afternoon in separate upstairs bedrooms at ...

WEB New Mexico
Carbon monoxide suspected in deaths - Farmington Daily Times
FARMINGTON A Farmington couple was found dead at home early Monday, apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said.

Convenience kills: keyless ignitions linked to three carbon monoxide-related ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Three people have died as a result of a dangerous key-less ignition feature on luxury cars that can quietly leave vehicles running and fill homes with deadly carbon monoxide. Touted as a convenience and car safety measure on over ...

Carbon monoxide alarms for NI Housing Executive homes
BBC News
Mr. Attwood instructed the Housing Executive to conduct a safety review after the deaths of two teenagers from carbon monoxide poisoning in Castlerock last year. They were Aaron Davidson and Neil McFerran, both 18, from Newtownabbey. ...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

Snow College building reopened after carbon monoxide scare
Deseret News
EPHRAIM — The Snow College Science Building reopened for classes Wednesday morning, hours after a carbon monoxide leak caused a female student to faint and fall the night before. The woman was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons but only ...

Lauren Project to conduct local carbon monoxide survey
The Coloradoan
The survey is designed to increase the safety in the community and further educate residents on the dangers of carbon monoxide. Dozens of two-person teams will be going door-to-door to as many homes as possible Feb. 26 from 10 am to 1 pm in Windsor and ...

Baltimore schools to get detectors for carbon monoxide
Baltimore Sun, By Scott Calvert and Erica L. Green,
The Baltimore school system will place carbon monoxide monitors in 35 schools within a week and in all of the system's approximately 200 schools over the next month, after a Southwest Baltimore ...

How not to test for carbon monoxide: principal as canary
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The news Wednesday that a Baltimore school, Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle, had its second carbon monoxide leak in two weeks is distressing on several fronts. One was the explanation from an school spokesman that the reason the school system has not ...

Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
U.S. News & World Report, (HealthDay News) –
Since you can't see, smell or taste deadly carbon monoxide gas, a special detector can help alert you to its presence in your home. Place at least one carbon monoxide detector near areas where you sleep. Have a professional perform ...

Carbon Monoxide / Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Dangerously High At Many Ice Rinks
The carbon monoxide levels were 3 times higher than the EPA's danger levels. Ultra fine particles were also at very dangerous levels. These levels were still so high one hour after the machine had been shut off that the rink had to be evacuated. ...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Six People Sickened By Carbon Monoxide In Sheraden
WPXI Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH -- Three children and three adults were taken to the hospital after they were sickened by carbon monoxide Wednesday morning, police said. Emergency workers were called to a home on Huxley Street in Sheraden at about 1:00 am. ...

Second carbon monoxide leak detected in week at city school
Baltimore Sun
One student was hospitalized after the second carbon monoxide leak in one week at a Baltimore school, and school officials said they will inspect every cafeteria kitchen appliance in that school to protect against further leaks. ...

Snow College students evacuated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning
Deseret News
SANPETE COUNTY — A girl fainted and fell from possible carbon monoxide poising in the Snow College Science Building Tuesday night, the Sanpete County Sheriff's Office Dispatch reported. The fainting and several students who reported feeling dizzy, ...

Apartments evacuated after carbon monoxide detected
LIVERMORE FALLS - Firefighters evacuated one of four buildings at Livermore Falls Apartments due to a higher than normal reading of carbon monoxide gas late Sunday, fire Chief Gerry Pineau said. The cause was a malfunctioning furnace and repairs were ...

So. Bruns. warehouse workers overcome by carbon monoxide
North Brunswick Sentinel
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Seventeen employees at a South Brunswick warehouse were overcome by carbon monoxide on Feb 12. South Brunswick police officers responded ...

FOLLOW UPMore Carbon Monoxide Detectors Coming to Saskatoon Health Region
300 enhanced carbon monoxide detectors have been purchased and will be installed in facilities across the Saskatoon Health Region over the next few weeks. That's in addition to the 11 which have already been installed in Humboldt's St. Mary's Villa. ...

FOLLOW UPWatsonville couple poisoned by carbon monoxide still in critical condition
San Jose Mercury News, By Donna Jones - Santa Cruz Sentinel
WATSONVILLE - A Watsonville couple sickened by carbon monoxide remained in critical condition Tuesday, according to Patsy Hernandez of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the American Red Cross. Watsonville firefighters ...

Two mass-evacuation incidents underline danger of CO
Chicago Sun-Times
Firefighters' sensors revealed the air contained more than 10 times the safe level of carbon monoxide. Fourteen ambulances converged on the scene and took 38 people to five hospitals. Five were so ill that they were held for at least one night in ...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011

“Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.”
Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801)

Family honors loved one by warning about carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide claimed the life of a Flagstaff girl and her family is trying to keep it from happening to anyone else. Carbon monoxide is colorless and ...

Lawmakers Consider Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors At Schools
WFSB Hartford
State lawmakers will consider a bill Tuesday, that would require all public school buildings in the state to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. ...

WEB Video: Is Carbon Monoxide About to Kill You?
Probably not, but you may still want to consider a cockpit carbon monoxide detector. In this video, AVweb and Aviation Consumer take a look at these ...

Apartments evacuated after carbon monoxide detected
Lewiston Sun Journal
Livermore Falls firefighters responded to the apartment complex at about 7:50 pm after a carbon monoxide monitor alarm went off, Pineau said, but they found ...

Carbon monoxide ruled in Worth Co. woman's death
WALB-TV, By Cade Fowler –
WORTH COUNTY, GA– A Worth County woman who died in her home this month did die from carbon monoxide poisoning as ...

Gas leak hospitalizes 2, displaces 18 in Watsonville
San Jose Mercury News
WATSONVILLE — A carbon monoxide leak traced to a faulty wall heater left a man and woman fighting for their lives and displaced more than a dozen others ...

Farmington couple found dead in home Monday [3:30 pm]
Farmington Daily Times
Farmington detectives suspect carbon monoxide poisoning resulted in the death of Delbert Taylor, 73, and his wife, Ramona Taylor, 65, but are awaiting on ...

Death of man from carbon monoxide
Irish Times
A €30 CARBON monoxide alarm would have prevented the death of a man killed while trying to fix a wood pellet burner, according to a family solicitor. ...

New Law Means You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector in Your Home
CALIFORNIA- Starting this summer all existing homes with attached garages, fireplaces or any gas appliances must have a carbon monoxide detector. ...

Monday, February 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

“It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.” John Locke (1632-1704)

South Elgin business back in business after carbon monoxide leak
Suburban Life Publications
By Staff Reports The Elgin-O'Hare Commerce Center is back in business today after a carbon monoxide leak sickened nearly 40 people on Friday afternoon. ...

The following story includes a quote from a fire official stating that “Most residential detectors are set to go off at 35 (parts per million)," Please note that this is incorrect information; read the packaging information carefully. Listed U.L. 2034 carbon monoxide alarms were only tested at 70, 150 and 400 PPM of carbon monoxide and they represent “most residential detectors”.
 South Brunswick warehouse workers fall ill to carbon monoxide fumes
Several employees at a warehouse in the township felt dizzy, fainted and vomited when they were overcome by "extreme exposure" to carbon monoxide Saturday ...

Carbon monoxide can kill in minutes
iNewsOne, London, Feb 14 (IANS)
Beware — carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can kill in minutes without warning, as the gas happens to be colorless and odorless. ...

Hyperbaric center treats CO poisoning - Norwalk News - The Hour ...
By Staff
It is traditionally during this time of the year that the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center of Norwalk Hospital-- which has special expertise in diagnosing and treating people who are exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning –

Bride's death flags gas safety rethink
Get Bracknell
Key players in the gas industry have backed calls for an overhaul of gas inspection rules for boilers since the death of a newlywed from a carbon monoxide ...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 13, 2011

“Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.”
Shoshana Zuboff (1951-

17 exposed to carbon monoxide at NJ warehouse
Asbury Park Press
AP SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Authorities in central New Jersey say 17 warehouse workers were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide on Saturday morning. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning an issue to be aware of, fire department says
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The teams responding to the call registered a carbon monoxide saturation of 300 parts-per-million in the family's home. White said it is recommended people ...

California homes must have carbon monoxide detectors installed by July 1
Santa Cruz Sentinel, By Donna Hesterman
SANTA CRUZ -- California homeowners have less than five months to comply with a state law that requires them to install carbon monoxide ...

Carbon monoxide: The deadly gas which kills in minutes and turns parts of the ...
Daily Mail, By Rachel Reilly
Carbon monoxide poisoning may be associated with poorly installed gas fires and boilers in bedsits and cheap hotels but no one is exempt ...

Assemblyman calls for ice rinks to instal carbon monoxide detectors, By Jessica Beym/Gloucester County Times
In light of recent reports about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning at indoor ice skating rinks, ...

 Carbon monoxide leak forces evacuation of seniors centre
680 News
Fire fighters are at a seniors residence, trying to pinpoint the cause of a carbon monoxide leak. About 135 people at the home on Lawrence Avenue East near ...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” 
Will Durant (1885-1981)

Retirement home evacuated after carbon monoxide found
Toronto Star
Two residents of a Scarborough retirement home were taken to hospital after their two-storey complex was evacuated for high levels of carbon monoxide. ...

Snow and ice could lead to CO hazard
WWLP 22News
National Grid says the buildup of ice and snow around or over natural gas meters, pipes and vents can cause carbon monoxide dangers. ...

Suspected Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens Dozens
NBC Chicago
As many as 35 people are taken to hospitals after they were reportedly overcome by carbon monoxide at a converted northwest suburban factory on Friday ...

Carbon monoxide leak hospitalizes 38 people in Chicago suburb
AHN | All Headline News
More than two dozen people have been rushed to local hospitals after employees at H&H Sorting Services fell ill from a carbon monoxide leak in Eglin, ...

ICE ARENA NEWS, WASHINGTON Ice rinks always ready for COmbat
The TRAC ice rink has added more precautions to ensure the rink's air quality stays healthy after a case of carbon monoxide poisoning at a Colorado ice rink ...

ASPEN 2008 CO POISONING DEATH CASE UPDATE Defense alleges DA misconduct in carbon monoxide deaths case
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The prosecution and defense attorneys for two local residents criminally linked to the Thanksgiving 2008 carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family ...

Carbon Monoxide Dangers In Ice Arenas?
Northland's NewsCenter
Minnesota is one of only three states where legislation is in place to protect you from carbon monoxide emissions within enclosed sports arenas. ...

Vail warns of carbon monoxide danger
Vail Daily News
VAIL, Colorado — The Vail Fire Department has been responding to numerous carbon monoxide alarms caused by the accumulation of snow blocking ventilation ...

Is your yacht safe? Marine surveyor sounds Carbon Monoxide alarm
Power Boat - World
In the wake of Australia's Cyclone Yasi related death of a 23-year-old Queensland man by carbon monoxide poisoning, marine surveyor Paul Slivka has drawn ...

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it;”
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Empire Beauty School Evacuated, 12 Taken to Hospital
He says the school was evacuated and 12 wound up in local hospitals with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. In November, a similar incident sent some of ...

Investigation Shows Carbon Monoxide at Ice Rinks is a Common Danger ...
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas created by the combustion of carbon-based fuels. The show illustrates the dangers from the ...

Sioux City takes carbon monoxide monitoring seriously at ice centers
Recent incidents at ice rinks in Colorado and Minnesota sent some kids to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. Sioux City has safety measures in ...

Hidden Dangers in Ice Rinks
The special investigation found that some ice rinks have high levels of carbon monoxide; the high amounts of gas are from re-surfaces that clean the ice. ...

Havre de Grace passes tough new law on carbon monoxide detectors
ABC2 News
Havre de Grace, Md. - City officials in Havre de Grace have passed a stringent new law relating to carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties. ...

Clay County Carbon Monoxide Scare
That's all it took for carbon monoxide to leak into their home. "I wouldn't even sit it on a porch. I wouldn't sit it that close to my house anymore," Judy ...

Ann Arbor City Hall closed because of high carbon monoxide levels
Larcom City Hall in Ann Arbor closed today about 3 pm due to a carbon monoxide leak, but an hour later firefighters declared the building safe. ...

Charter school in Brookside evacuated for carbon monoxide scare
Kansas City Star
Although the evacuation came about because of suspicions of a carbon monoxide leak, searches of the building didn't turn up evidence of that. ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 10, 2011

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” 
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Man found dead in tent in area north of U.S. 20
South Bend Tribune – FOLLOW UP
 "People have to remember those things emit carbon monoxide," Sullivan said. Rhodes said she and her husband first saw the clean-shaven Cox riding a bicycle, ...

1 hospitalized for carbon monoxide on West Side
Chicago Tribune
High levels of carbon monoxide resulted in one person in the West Garfield neighborhood being hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition this morning, ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning potential threat in ice rinks
Ice rinks are a common source of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Environmental Protection Agency indicates. Although the Environmental Protection Agency ...

Two Austin men die of carbon monoxide poisoning
The cause was carbon monoxide, otherwise known as the silent killer. In late January a Southeast Austin duplex became a death trap for the two men. ...

WEB Empire Beauty School Remedies Carbon Monoxide Problem - WABI TV5
A carbon monoxide leak at Empire Beauty School in Bangor that sent more than a dozen people to the hospital yesterday was caused by a faulty heating/air conditioning unit, according to a spokespers...

Carbon monoxide detectors required by July 1, 2011. - InterNACHI ...
Although the bill was signed into law in 2010, California residents must have carbon monoxide detectors in their homes as of July 1, 2011. This timeline applies.

Carbon monoxide detectors sound at Gliding Stars fundraiser - UPDATE
Carbon monoxide fumes they inhaled during a Gliding Stars' fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 5 affected approximately 36 people. The fumes were a result of a faulty ...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9, 2011


Charlotte Church's gas leak scare
Toronto Sun
Singer Charlotte Church has cheated death after a dangerous gas leak at her new mansion, according to a U.K. report. The 24-year-old had been complaining of severe headaches, unaware she was inhaling deadly carbon monoxide leaking from a boiler in the property in south ...

Carbon monoxide cited in homeless man's death
Chicago Tribune
AP Indiana authorities say a 47-year-old homeless man apparently died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning inside his makeshift tent near Michigan City. ...

Schools Look To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Issues
A month ago, a serious carbon monoxide poisoning sent 32 elementary school students and staffers from Waterbury to the hospital. Now state and local leaders ...

Snow creates new risk for carbon monoxide
Billerica Minuteman
Last Thursday, firefighters were called to an apartment complex on 76 Wilson St. There, they found the carbon monoxide detectors in four of the six units ...

Zamboni fumes sicken dozens at ice rink
Police are investigating the cause of a carbon monoxide leak that sent 61 people to the hospital over the weekend. Officials say it happened around 2 pm ...

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning
Today's THV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As Arkansans heat their homes this week it is important to remember the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Elderly couple in coma from carbon monoxide poisoning
The Cairns Post
AN elderly Innisfail couple were in a coma in Cairns Base Hospital yesterday after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from generator fumes - the second ...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

"Prevention is one of the few known ways to reduce demand for health and aged care services." Julie Bishop (1956-

Carbon monoxide leak at Dickey Hill school in Baltimore hospitalizes 6
Baltimore Sun
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun Five adults and one child were hospitalized for evaluation after a carbon monoxide leak Tuesday morning at Dickey Hill ...

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 61 at Youth Hockey Game
Fox News, UPDATE
An ice-cleaning machine was the source of a carbon monoxide leak that sickened 61 people at a youth hockey tournament in western Colorado. ...

Carbon monoxide leak at condo sends two men to hospital
Two men were taken to hospital after complaining about a carbon monoxide leak in a condo Monday on Saskatoon's east side. A resident of a condo unit on the ...

Keyless Ignition Blamed for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
An autopsy showed his blood was full of deadly carbon monoxide. "The engine should shut off after a specific period of time of inactivity. ...

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7, 2011

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Family Being Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
WHIO Dayton
MORAINE, Ohio -- A family of three is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday morning. It happened around 2 am at their home on Clearview ...

Three homes evacuated due to carbon monoxide
My Fox Boston WEST ROXBURY (FOX 25 / –
Two people have been rushed to the hospital following a carbon monoxide scare in West Roxbury. ...

Official: Carbon monoxide sickens 54 at Colorado hockey game
CNN International
(CNN) -- Fifty-four people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a youth hockey tournament in western Colorado, a hospital official said early Monday. ...

Gas leaks prompts condo evacuation
Calgary Sun, By DAVE DORMER, Calgary Sun
With carbon monoxide levels at 125 parts per million, a southwest condo complex was evacuated Sunday afternoon. ...

Carbon monoxide sickens dozens at fundraiser
Wall Street Journal, AP CHEEKTOWAGA, NY —
More than 150 people evacuated a western New York banquet hall and dozens were treated for flu-like symptoms after a carbon monoxide ...

Carbon Monoxide Clears Church
WFSB Hartford
Fire officials arrived to find everyone out of the building and measured elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the building. Firefighters determined that ...

Carbon monoxide giveaway Feb 19th
A carbon monoxide scare in Cheektowaga is pushing more homeowners to take precaution. Sunday, Ken Hansen, founder of the Amanda ...

Season's hazards: Feeling under the weather? Exactly. Winter woes ahead
Ct Post
Carbon monoxide poisoning. Aches and sprains. These conditions, and others, can be brought on by a drop in the temperature and a coating of snow and ice on ...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 6, 2011

“The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.” Thomas Kempis (1380-1471)

7 removed from Harrison Twp. home as carbon monoxide precaution
Dayton Daily News
... seven people were removed from a home on Neva Drive shortly before 1 pm after first responders found their residence had high carbon monoxide levels. ...

New Wisconsin law requires CO detectors in homes
A new law requiring all residential homes to install carbon monoxide detectors have area fire chiefs smiling. A new law requiring all residential homes to ...

Oakhurst remembers carbon monoxide victims
Alexis and Jayden Montoya died from carbon monoxide poisoning along with their grandmother and uncle. Jayden and Alexis were students at Oakhurst Elementary ...

Keep gas meters clear, Ameren advises
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Blockages can cause a carbon monoxide build-up in a matter of hours. In the event of a power outage, do not use natural gas stove burners or ovens to heat ...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 5, 2011

“Science never solves a problem without creating 10 more.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Keyless ignitions linked to carbon-monoxide poisoning
Mary Rivera of New York survived the carbon monoxide poisoning that killed her longtime partner, Ernie Codelia. The former school superintendent and college ...

Stark County: Plain Township man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
PLAIN TOWNSHIP -- The Stark County Coroner and the Stark County Emergency Management Agency say a township man has died from carbon monoxide poisoning from ...

Palm Beach County fire-rescue paramedics get carbon-monoxide detectors
Sun-Sentinel, By Jerome Burdi, Sun Sentinel
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue got 100 carbon-monoxide detectors this week for its paramedics to be able to react immediately ...

Family Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
KFOX El Paso , Texas –
Carbon monoxide poisoning sent a northeast El Paso family to the hospital. Our media partners at the El Paso Times reported that family ...

Retired Texans survive carbon monoxide poisoning
Madison Daily Leader
Carol Hutson of Palestine, Texas, said her parents, Betty and Bill Fritz, are recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning. "Mom is doing remarkably well," she ...

Friday, February 4, 2011

February 4, 2011

“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.”
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Rockland Paramedic Services receives a $44640 federal fire grant
The Journal News |
Rockland Paramedic Services has received a $44,640 federal fire grant to pay for 11 portable carbon monoxide monitors used by first responders to diagnose ...

Storm May Have Played Part in Man's CO Poisoning Death
Cleveland News - Fox 8 By Dave Nethers, Fox 8 News Reporter
The death of a 69-year-old Plain Township man is attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator on his back ...

Trooper, wife found dead
(GERMANTOWN, Ohio) - Investigators believe carbon monoxide poisoning is to blame for the deaths of an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and his wife. ...

Madison apartment found to have dangerous carbon monoxide levels
UW Badger Herald, By Lucas Molina
A number of Madison residents were evacuated from an east side apartment duplex Thursday after the building's carbon monoxide reading was ...

Carbon monoxide problems increase along with snowfall
Chicago Sun-Times
Within the last 24 hours, the Elgin Fire Department has seen an increase in the number of carbon monoxide incidents and detector activations because of snow ...

Family taken to hospital for CO exposure
My Fox Boston
... children using their oven to keep warm when their home heat stopped working have been taken to the hospital for possible carbon monoxide poisoning

Tragedy prompts carbon monoxide education crusade
Calgary Herald, By Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald February 3, 2011 10:01 PM
Retired Ontario firefighter John Gignac has been a crusader for carbon monoxide detector use ever ...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 3, 2011

“In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade and he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down and cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame, ‘I am leaving, I am leaving.’ But the fighter still remains.” Paul Simon (1941

Bartlett fire district receives carbon monoxide calls
Suburban Life Publications, By Staff Reports
Over the last 24 hours, the Bartlett Fire Protection District reported that it responded to five carbon monoxide related incidents due to ...

Firefighters find high levels of carbon monoxide inside Lexington home
When firefighters entered the home, they say they noticed an elevated level of carbon monoxide. They evacuated the house and contacted Columbia Gas. ...

Fire officials see rise in carbon monoxide issues
South Bend Tribune
Clay Township fire officials say they have seen an increase in the number of carbon monoxide incidents and detector activations because of snow accumulation ...

ARTICLE QUOTES: TAKE NOTE FIRST RESPONDERS!The need for the warning device is clear. In 2010, 13 fire rescue personnel were injured from exposure to carbon monoxide, said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief of Training Thomas Tolbert. "They're going into houses not knowing what they're getting into," he said. All fire rescue units should be equipped with the monitors by next week......."It's well worth the value. It will help our employees immensely," Tolbert said. "It will keep them out of those bad environments."

 Fire rescue units in Palm Beach County soon getting carbon monoxide monitors
Palm Beach Post By Alexandra Seltzer
….. a carbon monoxide monitor that is being included in equipment for each of the county's 100 fire rescue units to ...

Seven Roxbury residents go to hospital after high carbon monoxide readings
Boston Globe, By Travis Andersen, Globe Staff
Four adults and three children went to the hospital tonight after their Roxbury apartment showed high carbon monoxide ...

Guard your home from fire, carbon dioxide emissions
Skokie Review
Some laws make more sense than others -- and those mandating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors would seem to fall into the ultra-sensible category. ...

Carbon monoxide leak forces Hastings residents out of apartments
Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide forced Hastings residents out of their home Tuesday night. A woman had to be taken to the hospital and 16 were evacuated ...

Snow can block furnace vents, creating CO danger
Kansas City Star
Some vents are near the ground and if they are blocked by snow, it can cause dangerous carbon monoxide buildup inside. “We just want people to take a few ...

VIDEO; GAS GENERATORS2 Go To Hospital With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
As many people try to stay warm with generators or fireplaces, they face a silent killer: carbon monoxide poisoning. (more) Two people go to The Ohio State ...

Carbon monoxide, natural gas may pose threat
Northwest Herald
Firefighters in Wauconda, Island Lake and McHenry were busy Tuesday morning responding to reports of possible natural gas and carbon monoxide leaks in area ...

FIVE MORE CO CALLS Snow-Packed Vents Result In Multiple Carbon Monoxide Calls
WISC Madison
Firefighters responded to multiple calls for carbon monoxide poisoning overnight -- five calls as of Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. ...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011

“Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement.” Jules Renard (1864-1910)

Father urges boiler death lessons
BBC News
The father of a woman who drowned in a bath after breathing in carbon monoxide from a leaking boiler has urged people to learn lessons from her death. ...

1 dead in East Oak Lane CO incident EAST OAK LANE - February 1, 2011
Officials are investigating a carbon monoxide report that has killed one person and sent another to an area ...

Space heaters can be deadly, fire officials say
Muskegon Chronicle -
In addition, “always make sure you have working smoke alarms” and with kerosene heaters, people should remember they “emit carbon monoxide…

IN BRIEF: Man exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide
NORCROSS — A Norcross man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after being exposed to high concentrations of carbon monoxide inside his home, officials said. ...

Oceana County mother, three children treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Muskegon Chronicle -, By Heather Lynn Peters
OCEANA COUNTY — Three children and their mother were taken to a local hospital for carbon monoxide ...

City Utilities: Make Sure Snow Does Not Drift in Front of Vents ...
If it's blocked carbon monoxide could build up inside the home. City Utilities recommends using carbon monoxide detectors. “You're looking at serious health ...

Blocked vent causes carbon monoxide scare in Marlborough
MetroWest Daily News, By Paul Crocetti/Daily News staff
Snow blocking a furnace vent at Lakeview Medical Associates caused carbon monoxide levels to rise in the basement Monday ...

5 Pa. apartments evacuated due to carbon monoxide
Centre Daily Times
AP PITTSBURGH — Five units on the top floor of a six-story Pittsburgh apartment building have been evacuated due to high levels of carbon monoxide. ...

Suspected Bethel YMCA gas leak turns out to be false alarm
Danbury News Times
Responders found only small traces of carbon monoxide in the building, according to Yankee Gas spokeswoman Ashley Duncan. Bethel and Stony Hill fire ... NOTE: There was still a hazard here due to the vent on the gas meter being iced over. This should be a cautionary reminder to “CHECK YOUR GAS METERS; MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT COVERED WITH ICE OR SNOW.”

Firefighter disappointed in province on CO detector law
Winnipeg Free Press
WINNIPEG — A retired firefighter from ...John Gignac stopped in Winnipeg as part of a cross-country mission promoting the use of carbon monoxide detectors.

Storm Team 4: Carbon-Monoxide Dangers In Home Due To Snow
Today's TMJ4 By Jay Sorgi KENOSHA –
Many people have been experiencing issues of carbon monoxide in their home because of the snow. "That is an issue we had at our house ...