Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011

“Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.” James Cash Penney

Two Upper Darby men found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning ...
Philadelphia Inquirer By Mari A. Schaefer
Two Upper Darby men were found dead in their apartments Friday of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning after workers in a grocery below used a gas generator to power store freezers. The employees turned to the generator because the ...

Carbon monoxide education meetings scheduled for Jersey City ...
Jersey City will hold educational meetings in each of the city's Wards following the death of two people from carbon monoxide poising in a Heights apartment ...

Retired firefighters crusades for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors 
Sault Star By Dan Bellerose
The clock is ticking on John Gignac's crusade to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in every Ontario residence with a fossil fuel-burning appliances and heating systems. Gignac, a retired Brantford firefighter, has been working ...  

Biomass power may not be so green after all
Just 12 miles apart in the belly of California, a pair of 12.5 megawatt power plants fouled the air with a toxic brew of pollutants — nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and particulate matter. They released thick plumes and ...

Early Earth Rich in Carbon Monoxide 
Laboratory Equipment
A volcanic crater is offering clues to the composition of Earth's early atmosphere, when carbon monoxide levels may have been tens of thousands of times higher than current concentrations. A team of American-Russian scientists studying the microbiology ...

Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

“The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.” Rene Dubos (1901-1982)

Advocate pushes for approval of Hawkins-Gignac Act 
The North Bay Nugget
Bill 69, the Hawkins-Gignac Act, calls for mandatory carbon monoxide alarms in all Ontario homes. The private member's bill has passed first and second reading, but third reading has been held up. "It's our second kick at the can," Gignac, ...

YMHA Offices Evacuated Due to Carbon Monoxide Leak 
Workers in the building began complaining of symptoms related to a carbon monoxide leak around 10:30 am at the Amedia Plaza on Boardman Street. Dominion East Ohio crews were called and located the problem in the basement. They shut down the boiler ...

New Hialeah rule requires carbon monoxide warnings
The rule requires warning signs about carbon monoxide in enclosed garages. It comes four months after five teens died from the gas in a Hialeah motel. By Laura Isensee Hialeah City Council approved a new ordinance to warn more people about the lethal ...

Houseboat Death Action Survives Bid to Dismiss 
Courthouse News Service By TIM HULL (CN) – 
A family's houseboat vacation on the idyllic Lake Powell turned nightmarish when carbon monoxide seeped into their rooms as they slept after silently building up on the boat for days, killing one man as he attempted to wake his ...

Biomass meets air quality standards, reduces carbon footprint despite some ... 
Montana Kaimin
The biomass boiler, which will superheat wood chips to heat buildings on campus in place of natural gas, would release carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide, lead and micro-sized particulates. ...

Are keyless cars a convenience or a threat? 
According to investigators, Tim and Chasity were poisoned by carbon monoxide after Chasity, accidentally, left her keyless ignition Lexus running in the garage of her Boca Raton town home. "I miss her so much, " said Maddock, who remembers hearing ...

Death toll rises to 8 after gas poisoning in NW mine 
Global Times
Eight people were confirmed dead Friday in a mining accident in northwest China's Gansu Province after rescuers retrieved bodies of three more miners who died from carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said. According to an official with the ...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.”
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Valero Corpus Christi Refinery Flares Gases, NRC Filing Says 
About 5000 pounds (2268 kilograms) of carbon monoxide and 1000 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released. US refineries must notify the National Response Center if they release hazardous substance in excess of reportable quantities, according to the ...

3 killed, 6 missing from carbon monoxide poisoning in China 
Indian Express
Three miners died of carbon monoxide poisoning and six others were missing in a lead-zinc mine in northwest China's Gansu Province, officials said on Thursday. The Changba Lead-Zinc Mine near the city of Longnan said it failed to contact three staff ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle

Cold case: Siberian hot springs reveal ancient ecology
Eureka! Science News
He has found that bacteria at the site produce as well as consume carbon monoxide, a surprising twist that scientists must take into account as they attempt to reconstruct the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere. Colman, an assistant professor in ...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

"No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

School alarms, two cities, two states
Classes to resume at Longfellow
Iowa City Press Citizen
Classes are expected to resume today after a carbon monoxide leak at Longfellow Elementary School forced officials to send students home for the day. Many Longfellow parents learned classes at the eastside school were called off Monday just as they ...

Plainville HS Evacuated After Carbon Monoxide Scare
WFSB Hartford 
Plainville High School was evacuated after a carbon monoxide scare on Monday morning. Officials from Plainville Dispatch said carbon monoxide detectors went off inside the school, and everyone was evacuated. When fire crews arrived on scene, ...

Plea to check appliances
Leader News TONY GOUGH/N43MV312
Sean Dowd checks out Julie Potts' gas heater after hearing about carbon monoxide poisoning. ENERGY Safe Victoria is calling on households to service gas appliances to prevent carbon monoxide deaths. The Silent Killer campaign ...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

It is always a good day when there are no carbon monoxide poisonings to report.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23, 2011

“Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; improve each moment as it flies!” Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus , known as St. Jerome (347-420)

Rescued by New Rochelle Police, Mother and Two Daughters Narrowly Escape Death ... 
Talk of the Sound
The three officers responding to the scene -- Melvin Molina, Timothy Grasso and Dwayne Jones -- could see a thick haze and quickly felt the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. One described it as "like hitting a brick wall". Molina, Grasso and Jones ...

Since 1970, nation's air quality improving 
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
According to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), levels of all major air pollution contaminants (ozone, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and lead) are down significantly since 1970; carbon ...

Expert: Carbon monoxide poisoning highest risk in enclosed spaces
Expert: Carbon monoxide poisoning highest risk in enclosed spaces, Dr. Robert Baron discusses carbon-monoxide poisoning risks.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Arnold H. Glasow (1905-1998)

Town FD to get RAD-57 tool to measure carbon monoxide levels in the bloodstream
Foster's Daily Democrat By JOSH ROSENSON FARMINGTON—
With the aid of a grant, a safety tool for measuring carbon monoxide levels in the bloodstream will soon be in the hands of the Farmington Fire Department. Farmington was one of six towns selected to receive the RAD-57 ...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

“Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.” Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Sailing couple nearly die of carbon monoxide poisoning during 
Gazette By Dave Lambert »
A COUPLE almost died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a generator leaked on their yacht. Paul and Susan Paul, both 61, were anchored at Mersea Stone, about a mile from Brightlingsea, when they started to feel the effects. ...

New Published Study Finds Masimo Noninvasive SpCO Effective for Screening ...
PR Newswire
(1) Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. At least 20000 known exposures(2) and 439 deaths(3) a year are attributed to non-fire-related, unintentional CO poisoning cases in the US However, large registry trials ...

Deighton's Stacey Rodgers takes carbon monoxide campaign to Dewsbury Market on ... 
Huddersfield Examiner
The youngster died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the family home at Spaines Road, Fartown, in February 2004. Since then Stacey, now 33, has campaigned to raise awareness of what she calls “the silent killer”. And yesterday, in honor of her son's ...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

“No one wants advice - only corroboration.”
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

Fire captain warns of fatal fumes
Greg Vogel shows off the type of carbon monoxide detector that the district is giving to its residents. Capt. Greg Vogel wants people to understand that an invisible and odorless gas can be deadly. He tells the story of a teenage girl overcome by ...NOTE: For some reason people still think the U.L. 2034 listed carbon monoxide alarms sound off when the concentration of CO reaches 30 PPM. They do not!

Teen Mom 2′s Megan Nelson hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
Chelsea Houska's roommate and best friend from Teen Mom 2 Megan Evans was taken to the hospital earlier today for carbon monoxide poisoning. As we reported earlier, Megan is currently pregnant so the news is especially distressing. ...

Outer Space Pluto has carbon monoxide in its atmosphere
Artist's impression of Pluto's huge atmosphere of carbon monoxide. The source of this gas is erratic evaporation from the mottled icy surface of the dwarf planet. The Sun appears at the top, as seen in the ultra-violet radiation that is thought to ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

“The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

It happened to me: I was poisoned by carbon monoxide after neighbor removed ... (blog)
On April 1, I was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at Upstate Medical University after a pipe leading to my furnace broke and began spilling carbon monoxide into my apartment for five days. My neighbor removed the batteries to my carbon monoxide ...

Cape Cod family overcome by carbon monoxide
Boston Herald By AP
EASTHAM —Four members of a Cape Cod family are being treated for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Eastham Fire Captain Steve Burns says a husband and wife and their two sons were rushed from their home to Cape Cod Hospital shortly after 6 ...

home condemned after carbon monoxide poisoning
Nantucket Island Inquirer By Jason Graziadei
The Macys Lane home where more than a dozen people were poisoned by carbon monoxide Saturday has been condemned by the Nantucket Health Department. A notice on the door at 40 Macys Lane on Monday listed a slew of ...

Residents evacuated amid gas leak fears Your Local Guardian
Three residents were evacuated from their homes after a suspected carbon monoxide leak last night. Firefighters were called after a carbon monoxide alarm inside one of the terraced houses in Hillgate Place, Balham, activated at 8.20pm. ...

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

“A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.”
E. O. Wilson, 1929

Family Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
BOSTON -- An Eastham family has been hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Cape Cod Times. Firefighters were called to 80 Blue Heron Way at about 6:18 am, where they found four people, including a 13-year-old boy, suffering from ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning victims released from hospital 
Nantucket Island Inquirer By Jason Graziadei
Most of the victims poisoned by carbon monoxide at a Macys Lane home on Saturday have been released from hospitals on Nantucket and in Boston, and are recovering. Nantucket Cottage Hospital spokesman Bill Ferrall ...

Groups gather support for cleaner air 
The News Record  The petition is urging the EPA to tighten the standards of unhealthy levels of smog, reduce carbon monoxide, mercury, acid gases and safer handling of coal ash. "Now we have a great opportunity to petition Obama," said Marites Velasquez, Student PIRGs ...

Boating Safety Everywhere  
Mum feared boys would die in arms 
Herald Sun
A MOTHER feared her two sons would die in her arms after they were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes during a boat trip. The parents performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the boys, who became sick after one of the boat's engines failed, ...

Carbon monoxide death case delayed 
Inside Housing
A plea hearing in the case of a young woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a shared ownership flat has been delayed. Malden Plumbing and Heating, of Bridge Parade, Croydon, was due to enter a plea in the case of Elouise Littlewood and Simon ...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2011

“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)

Faulty furnace poisons 11 on Nantucket 
Boston Herald By Cynthia McCormick / Cape Cod Times  
NANTUCKET — A tidy gray colonial near Nantucket Memorial Airport was the scene of a near tragedy Saturday after 11 people, including three children, were poisoned overnight by carbon monoxide gas. ...

How carbon monoxide poisoning affects the body 
New England has seen one of the worst cases of carbon monoxide in a while. Eleven people on Nantucket were sent to the hospital, and several had to be airlifted off the island. Carbon monoxide is toxic to the body.  ...

BBC News Fears over carbon monoxide poisoning figures 
 The number of deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning could be significantly higher than official figures show, a charity tells the BBC.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

“A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.” Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Carbon monoxide scare in Nantucket, Mass. 
A spokesperson at Nantucket Cottage Hospital says 15 - 20 people have been transported there due to a carbon monoxide emergency. At least one person was medflighted to a Boston hospital and more victims could be medflighted as well. ...

Helping to prevent carbon monoxide deaths 
Toledo On The Move by Kevin Kistner
In the wake of the deaths of four people last month, the agency is going to be handing out free carbon monoxide detectors on Monday. The drive through event goes from 10:00am to 2:00pm at The American Red Cross parking lot located at ...

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Spring goes up in smoke
The Nelson Daily
“The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says the instantaneous combustion products of burning vegetation include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, nitric oxide, methyl chloride, ...

City Investigates Building After Workers Fall Ill
WRTV Indianapolis
LAWRENCE, Ind. -- The city of Lawrence is investigating after utility workers who fell ill were found to have elevated levels of carbon monoxide in their blood. Several people working inside a strip mall in the 9500 block of East 56th Street have ...

Fire chief reminds people to install carbon monoxide detectors 
 Fire Chief Randy Koehn of the Columbus Fire Department said that carbon monoxide detectors are not needed in attics or garages, but must be placed within 75 ...

Follow up
Charges dropped against fast food shop owner Amman Cheema in carbon monoxide ...
News Shopper
 A takeaway food shop owner has been cleared of killing a 16-year-old girl who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in his shop two years ago. At the Old Bailey today (April 14), the Crown Prosecution Service dropped a manslaughter charge against Amman ...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011

“A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat, just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice.” Jose Bergamin

Plainview Firefighters Discover Carbon Monoxide Threat By Joe Dowd 
Plainview Firefighters work to clear a Roxton Road home of deadly Carbon Monoxide gas on Wednesday. Kevin Imm Plainview firefighters worked quickly to clear a Roxton Road home of dangerous carbon monoxide gas on ...

Fireworks blast victims died from carbon monoxide inhalation ...
The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office released autopsy results for three of the five men killed in an explosion at a Waikele bunker that was storing ...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011

“The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.” Thomas Huxley (1825-1895)

Criminal case in monoxide deaths moves forward 
Aspen Daily News by Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
A district court judge ruled Monday that two local men facing negligent homicide charges for their alleged role in the carbon monoxide poisoning death of a family of four have the right to a see a ...

Carbon Monoxide Safety: interview with George Kerr, founding father of CO safety on several continents. 
Building Performance Podcast: September,22,2010
Today we talk with George Kerr, founding father of CO safety and president of CO Experts, about the science and history of carbon monoxide safety throughout industrialized countries.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

“Everything yields to diligence.” Antiphanes (408 - 334 BC)

Carbon monoxide scare at Target North « Breaking News & Updates 
By Breaking News,
Firefighters set up outside and used a finger test to check carbon monoxide levels of about 40 employees who had been inside, but those being tested appeared to be fine. Some people were waiting outside for the store to reopen. ...

Follow up
Judge, lawyers called on to speed up carbon monoxide deaths case 
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A lawyer representing relatives of the family of four killed by carbon-monoxide poisoning has asked a district judge and the participating attorneys to speed up the criminal cases of two defendants criminally linked to the 2008 fatalities. ...

Jersey City inspectors issue multiple violations at other properties owned by ... 
Multiple violations were issued yesterday at three Jersey City buildings owned by the landlord who is facing $41000 in fines at a fourth building where two people died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Both people died a month apart ... 

Follow up
 Two Men Arrested Over Carbon Monoxide Deaths 
Sky News
 After the deaths the apartment was closed off while health and safety officials carried out investigations to determine the cause of the poisonous leak. Carbon monoxide was believed by investigators to be responsible. Both teenagers were from the ...

SoutheastHEALTH / Southeast Hospital in Missouri - Protect your ...
Southeast Hospital Health
 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning poses real risks As families crank up the furnaces and space heaters for added warmth in the winter, the risk of carbon monoxide ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Donated
The organization, which uses profits generated from its business to partly or wholly fund activities aimed at benefiting the whole community, is donating 200 carbon monoxide detectors to representatives from St Vincent de Paul, the Church of Ireland ...

Firefighters urge people to protect themselves against the "silent killer"
Bridgwater Mercury By Rory McKeown »
FIREFIGHTERS are urging people to protect themselves against the “silent killer” - carbon monoxide - after a war veteran from near Bridgwater was nearly killed by the poisonous gas. Hughie Purdy, of Stogursey, told the Mercury this ...

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

“In tragedy every moment is eternity.” Christopher Fry (1907-2005)

Carbon monoxide victims like family, landlord says 
Toledo Blade
Steve Snow shows his phone with a text message sent by Tamara McDaniel, who died along with three family members of acute carbon monoxide poisoning in the house Mr. Snow owned at 1319 Hamilton Street. Mr. Snow says he believed that electricity was to ...

New trouble for 'carbon monoxide' building owner: No CO detectors in other ...
The Jersey Journal By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal, Journal file photo-
Fire Director Armando Roman shows pictures taken by fire officials that he says show unopened carbon-monoxide detectors found in the basement of a Baldwin Avenue apartment building where two ...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Apeil 10, 2011

“Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.”
Allen Klein

Volunteers ready homes for summer 
The teams are also installing carbon monoxide detectors. Organizer Art Wheaton said, "The Seneca-Babcock is one of the older neighborhoods in Buffalo. A lot of the homes are over a hundred years old and are in dire need of some work and some help. ... 

Elderly Couple Hospitalized from Carbon Monoxide 
An elderly couple was taken to the hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning in Wilkes-Barre. Emergency crews were called to the home on East Thomas Street in the Miners Mills section of the city around 11:00 am Saturday. ... 

Fire chief reminds people to install carbon monoxide detectors
Sauk Prairie Eagle It requires that carbon monoxide detectors be placed on every floor of all one- and two-family dwellings, including the basement. Fire Chief Randy Koehn of the Columbus Fire Department said that carbon monoxide detectors are not needed in attics or ...

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”
Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983)

Your Place: How worrisome are home inspector's findings? | Philadelphia ... 
Philadelphia Inquirer
He said we had a small amount of carbon monoxide leaking from our heater and that it needed to be cleaned. He showed me how he tested it and explained to me that most inspectors do not even test half of the things that he was testing. ...

Follow up in Nebraska
Couple Saved From Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
There were high levels of carbon monoxide in the house near Kayleen and Brenda drives. It did not have working CO alarms. The couple is in good condition at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “It could be just minutes and in this case I think ...

UF researchers find social hookah smoking packs a carbon monoxide punch 
University of Florida
A new University of Florida study shows that patrons leaving hookah cafés had carbon monoxide levels more than three times higher than patrons exiting traditional bars. Carbon monoxide reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen to tissues, ...

Grimsby firm fined after Sheffield workers poisoned 
BBC News
A Grimsby firm has been fined by a court after three workers in an asbestos decontamination unit suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. The men, from Sheffield, were working in an asbestos enclosure on a demolition site in Huddersfield in November 2009. ...

LPG taxi conversion project launched in Gauteng 
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The pilot project would convert taxis to operate on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as well as petrol, which would also result in a 31% reduction in the carbon monoxide levels. Technical tests were conducted by the South African National Energy Research ...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011

“Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.”  Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Follow up Damaged water heater vent was source of carbon monoxide that killed Jersey ...
The Star-Ledger -
By The Jersey Journal
Officials said that the carbon monoxide that killed a 24-year-old Jersey City woman came from a damaged water heater vent on the roof of her apartment building, The Jersey Journal reports. When the vent on the roof of 446 Baldwin ...

Hospital Explains Uniontown HS Carbon Monoxide Tests - News Story ... UNIONTOWN, Pa. – 
Construction crews will again work during the day at Uniontown High School now that a hospital has explained carbon monoxide levels in ...

Bellevue Couple Rushed to the Hospital with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
Action 3 News Bellevue, NE-
Crews arrived and took the couple outside, where they gained consciousness. They were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be ok. Officials tell us they think a car left running in the garage is to blame for a carbon monoxide leak.

High CO reading evacuates Hegewisch library 
Chicago Tribune
A Chicago Public Library branch in the Hegewisch neighborhood was evacuated this afternoon after high levels of carbon monoxide were reported, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the library branch at 3048 E. 130th Street at about 3 pm, ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6, 2011

“The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks.” Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Prosecutors: carbon-monoxide poisoning killed two who died in Baldwin Avenue ...
The Jersey Journal - By Terrence T. McDonald
Preliminary autopsy results reveal that the Jersey City woman found dead in her Baldwin Avenue apartment yesterday died of carbon-monoxide poisoning, as did a 48-year-old man who died last March at the same ...
Separate deaths in JC building linked to carbon monoxide By Scott Curkin; Eyewitness News JERSEY CITY,
New Jersey (WABC) – Investigators believe two people living in the same Jersey City building died from carbon monoxide poisoning. They're also re-examining a third death there. ...
 Daily poll: Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home?
The Jersey Journal - By Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey JournalJersey
City Fire Director Armando Roman shows a photo taken of the carbon monoxide detectors that were found unopened in a box inside 446 Baldwin Ave. in Jersey City, where a woman died from ...
Officials Looking Into Mysterious Jersey City 'Building Of Death'
CBS New York
The prosecutor's office said not only did the woman die of carbon monoxide poisoning, but so did another man who had moved into the same unit back in March. The death of an elderly woman, who lived in one of the units, is also under investigation. ...

Terrace Circle Incident Serves as Reminder to Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors By Noah Cohen |6:00am
The Teaneck Fire Department is reminding residents to make sure they have working carbon monoxide detectors after firefighters discovered some detectors had been deactivated at a Terrace Circle apartment ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion." Dale Carnegie
 Carbon monoxide poisons 8 at North Side preschool 
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Five young children and three adults were transported Monday afternoon to Pittsburgh hospitals from a preschool on the North Side because of "significant" carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler, Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services District ...

Carbon monoxide detectors now needed for new homes 
Petoskey News-Review
As spring construction begins to pick up, new building codes that went into effect in March will be increasing the requirements for carbon monoxide alarms in new and remodeled structures. Under the Michigan Building, Residential and Energy Code changes ...

Follow up
Hospital explains results of carbon monoxide tests on students at western Pa ... 
The Republic
Construction crews will again work during the day at a southwestern Pennsylvania high school now that a hospital has explained carbon monoxide levels in staff and students are not likely tied to construction equipment. The Herald Standard of Uniontown ...

 Check heater safety this winter 
Eastern Courier Messenger
THE public is being warned of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty gas heaters. Trevor Tucker, manager of gas in the Energy Department urged people to get their heaters checked as the cooler weather set in, warning rundown or poorly ...
Overnight gas poisoning claims four lives in Turkey 
 Today's Zaman 
 Three people from a family of five were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on Sunday night in the İstanbul district of Ümraniye. The carbon monoxide is believed to have leaked from the family's combustion heater. ...

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

“Get the facts, or the facts will get you.”
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Stricter carbon-monoxide standards passed by the Legislature are in effect
Mail Tribune By Buffy Pollock
The second phase of a state law requiring improved protection from carbon-monoxide poisoning took effect Friday. All newly constructed and remodeled dwellingss that are for sale now must be equipped with a functioning carbon-monoxide ...

Cleaner Vehicle Standards Good For Health, Agriculture, Climate 

Vehicles in those two regions produce less particulate matter and less polluting gases, such as nitrous oxides and carbon monoxide, due to the use of particle filters and cleaner-burning fuels. The aggressive scenario assumes, for example, that China, ...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3, 2011

“Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.” Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941)

It is always a good day when there are no new carbon monoxide poisonings to report. If you have checked the archived dates & headline links found on the News site, you will see that it does not happen as much as we would like. Carbon monoxide never takes time off.

Have a good working carbon monoxide alarm in your home and only you know if you require a personal CO monitor when you work or recreate.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2, 2011

“I am still learning.” Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Young British aid worker in Afghanistan 'died from carbon monoxide poisoning ... 
Daily Mail By Daily Mail Reporter
A young British aid worker found dead in Afghanistan died from carbon monoxide poisoning in her guesthouse room, an inquest has heard. Fay Martin had attended a briefing on the dangers of carbon monoxide just hours before she was ...

Landlord indicted in 4 tenants' deaths 
Toledo Blade
The landlord of a home where a mother and her three children died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning was indicted by a Lucas County grand jury Friday on a charge of reckless homicide, only hours after three of ...

2 Renaissance Apartment buildings reopen after carbon monoxide leak 
WAFF By Elizabeth Gentle
Some Renaissance Apartments residents are still out of their homes almost a week after they were forced out due to a carbon monoxide leak. Three buildings with a total of 28 units were affected. ...

Firefighters, Lauren Project take reins of community's CO safety 
Windsor Beacon
The Windsor-Severance Fire Department plans to wrap up installment of carbon monoxide detectors to the remainder of homes that do not have one by the end of April. The WSFD and the Windsor Community Foundation have been working in collaboration with ... 

Gas suspected in poisoning 
Probable carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for sending two men to a Virginia hospital in critical condition. At 1:51 pm Thursday, firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call for two people found ...

Mom Credited With Saving Family's Life 
WDIV Detroit
Sterling Heights Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Conlan said investigators found the family's condominium to have carbon monoxide reading of 160. He said evacuations are usually recommended for a reading of 35. A faulty furnace is being blamed for leaking ...

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

"Every dogma has its day."
Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)

Oregon Families Urged to Add Safety to Spring Home Improvement Plans
 PR Newswire (press release)MEBANE, NC, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
While brighter, warmer days are on the horizon, the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning still looms in Oregon homes. Even after gas furnaces and fireplaces are retired for the summer months, other natural ...

Living with Carbon Monoxide

On any given day in nearly every culture on the planet, living, breathing beings come in contact with combustion systems of some sort or another. These combustion systems transport us in the air, on and below the water, on ice & snow and on land in moving vehicles. Some of these systems are rated in horsepower and all belch out re-configured chemical clusters of oxygen (O), carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N) and in many cases sulfur (S). In instances they carry few of us into space and then power us back to terra firma.

The controlled introduction of sufficient heat to specifically organized CH chemical compounds mixed with air (oxygen and nitrogen) vitalize the process we call combustion into energy. This process has warmed our dwellings, fueled our cooking systems, helps build things and destroy things; combustion is in its’ nature change and we call it fire.

The taming of fire includes hand-me-down processes of securing knowledge about combustion and what will and will not burn. From the smoky caves and huts of our earlier ancestors to the street corners near or in auto congested cities we just can’t seem to escape the inhalation of the resulting products of combustion. But, like moths driven to a light, we are driven to answer the problems of combustion with more combustion.

We should however be able to escape from the threat while inside our dwellings with an increase of knowledge through awareness and active participation in prevention.

Know the limitations of carbon monoxide alarms you use

Please read the information on the packaging and in the instructions before you purchase and install them. If they are U.L. 2034 listed, their alarm statement levels are 70, 150 and 400 PPM of carbon monoxide. These devices purchased for home use clearly state they are not compliant with any OSHA statute and their purpose is to alert inhabitants to acute levels of carbon monoxide.

You may also notice that a lot of written statements by the manufacturer’s of these U.L. 2034 listed devices alert the purchaser about people with specific medical conditions requiring alarms that alerted to less than 30 PPM of CO. In the context of their discussion, you would presume their alarm alerted above 30 which it has not been tested to do, only 70 PPM at the lowest. Since 70 PPM is twice the evacuation levels utilized by fire and emergency technicians, then they are pretty much useless at these important levels. Please purchase wisely.

This news link has featured reported incidences where alarm alerted CO poisoning victims have had flu-like symptoms, headaches or some other ailment for a day, a week or longer before the alarm sounded. It is not uncommon to hear of years of misdiagnosed ailments randomly discovered to be low level, chronic carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately these stories arise too often.