Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.”
Albert Camus (1913-1960)

 Two defendants in monoxide deaths to be tried separately
Aspen Daily News by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer 
The two men who allegedly contributed to the carbon monoxide deaths of a Denver family in 2008 will have separate trials. Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin, in court papers filed Wednesday, ...

Tour bus detours passengers to hospital
Lovely County Citizen
Dear mom and dad, our trip to Eureka Springs was a gas -- Tyrone Venters was one of close to 30 people from the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Gilmer, Texas, who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning on a tour bus. Fortunately, there was a happy ...

Katie's family raises £50k to stop more tragedies
Wokingham Times By Caroline Cook 
The family of a Wokingham newlywed who was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning has raised £48000 in just a year to help spread awareness about the dangers of the gas. The tragic death of Katie Haines, of Barkham Road, has sparked an ...

C-K Fire Department pushing fire safety for RVs
Chatham Daily News
In light of two recent deaths in Sudbury from RV fires the Chatham-Kent Fire Department is reminding the public to install working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their summer residence. "A camper is a dwelling unit. Even a trailer on wheels, ...

Grant to help with Houma fire safety
Daily Comet By Eric Heisig 
A federal grant will allow the Houma Fire Department to give out and install smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. The department was recently awarded the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from FEMA, ...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29, 2011

“I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.”
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Install carbon-monoxide detector by Friday
The deadline for owners of single-family homes to install carbon-monoxide detectors is this Friday, July 1. A state law passed last year goes into effect that day, affecting homes that have an attached garage, fireplace or appliance that ...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

“Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.” Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

UC Merced: Urban rail reduces carbon monoxide pollution
Central Valley Business Times
It's possible for large-scale urban rail systems to have a positive impact on at least one part of air pollution – carbon monoxide, says a new study by two University of California, Merced, scientists. Researchers have disagreed about whether ...

Catching a Silent Killer
NBC San Diego
Carbon monoxide. In order to prevent the odorless, colorless gas from poisoning people, a law passed in California last year mandated that homes have a carbon monoxide detector installed by July 1. The law requires owners of all existing single-family ...

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011

“Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.”
George Santayana (1863-1952)

FEMA: Carbon monoxide potential problem in storm-damaged houses
Paragould Daily Press
Toxic carbon monoxide, or CO, an odorless, colorless gas, may be trapped in a home by damaged venting systems. This would endanger people and animals that live or work in the building. Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO ...

Carbon monoxide detectors to be required
The Record Gazette
It is recommended that you purchase your carbon monoxide detector ahead of time, as supply shortages may occur. Install a CO alarm that meets the requirements of the current UL 2034 safety standard. All other types of residential units other than ...

COSA reminds you to read the information about the tested set points for the alarm levels on U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms. Those levels are 70, 150 and 400 PPM.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26, 2011

“It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.”
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Seniors exposed to deadly gas for days: report
Winnipeg Free Press
Staff at a Saskatchewan care home thought of everything but carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of an illness that contributed to the deaths of three seniors last year. As seniors continued to get sick over two days at St. Mary's Villa in Humboldt, ...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 25, 2011

“Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability.”  Arthur C. Nielsen (1897-1981)

Both systemic and human factors at fault for fatal CO leak at Humboldt nursing ...
Global Saskatoon
Report says both complex systemic and human factors played a role in a fatal carbon monoxide leak at a Humboldt, Saskatchewan nursing home that left three people dead. A report released Friday says many complex systemic and human factors played a role ...

Family meets long distance saviour
Calgary Sun
Peter and Voula Themos and their daughter Anna, 2, were asleep in their Toronto home when a faulty furnace led the level of carbon monoxide — a colourless odourless gas — to rise to 152 parts per million, well-above a lethal amount. ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

“Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.”
Roger Babson (1875 – 1967)

State law fuels sales of carbon monoxide detectors in Vallejo
Vallejo Times-Herald By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen 
Local hardware stores have seen a steady increase in carbon monoxide detector sales in recent weeks as today's deadline for most homeowners to install them approaches. "We made a whole section just for that," a Vallejo Home ...

Quiet Engine, High Tech Key Blamed In Carbon Monoxide Deaths
All Car Tech
Carbon monoxide has occasionally been described as a silent killer, and the recent deaths of a New York man and a woman in Florida prove the phrase still runs true in modern cars. Chasity Glisson, 29 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Ernest Codelia, ...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) 

COSA NOTE: Ask your local fire departments “At what levels of carbon monoxide are breathing apparatus worn by first responders and at what levels do they begin evacuation. This will help you make a good decision about the protection you need in your home or building.”

California to join this list on July 1st.
24 U.S. states with carbon monoxide laws or legislation
National Conference of State Legislatures As of January 2010, 24 states have enacted laws regarding carbon monoxide detectors or smoke alarms: Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

State Law: Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector or Pay $200 Fine
A new state law effective July 1 requires homes with attached garages or fossil-fuel heating systems to have carbon monoxide detectors. A new law aims to protect residents from the effects of carbon monoxide, the odorless, invisible, yet poisonous ...

COSA NOTES that the U.L listed 2034 carbon monoxide alarms have only been tested to alarm when concentrations of CO exceed 70 PPM and have been present for up to one hour and for as long as four hours before they are required to alarm. When levels exceed 150 PPM of CO they have between 10 and 50 minutes before they are required to alarm and when levels exceed 400 PPM they must alarm between 4 and 15 minutes. Pregnant women and their fetus, people with heart or respiratory or other medical conditions require alarms that will alert them to levels below 30 PPM of CO and much sooner than levels under 70 PPM. Before you purchase, sell, recommend or install a carbon monoxide alarm, please be sure to read the manufacturer instructions, the disclaimers and the alarm set point information found on the packaging and in the instructions of U.L. 2034 listed products so you know what the capabilities are for your protection.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011

“The scars of others should teach us caution.” 
Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus , known as St. Jerome (347-420)

Carbon monoxide detectors available at fire stations
Chinook Observer
SOUTH COUNTY — The South Pacific County EMS and Trauma Care Council has made a purchase of 60 First Alert carbon monoxide detectors with funds from a safety grant. These detectors will be distributed to the residents of South Pacific County on a ...

Suit Blames Toyota 'Smart Key' for Carbon Monoxide Death
Consumer Affairs
A woman blames Toyota for her daughter's death by carbon monoxide poisoning, because its Smart Key system let her Lexus keep running silently without a key in the ignition. Toyota faced a similar complaint in New York last October. ...

Carbon monoxide suspected at Elmwood Avenue bank
Buffalo News By Gene Warner 
At least two workers became ill, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, forcing authorities to evacuate a Bank of America branch on Elmwood Avenue late this morning, Buffalo fire officials reported. Initial reports from the scene ...

Hotel death inquest adjourned in Co Cork
An inquest in Co Cork has been told that Miriam Reidy, whose body was found in a hotel bedroim on Kinsale, died of acute carbon monoxide poisoning. An inquest in Co Cork has been told that a 35-year old woman whose body was found in the bedroom of a ...

22 million homes don't take carbon monoxide risk seriously
lets-do-diy Ltd
More than 22 million UK households aren't taking the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning seriously according to new research. The findings, by npower hometeam which surveyed 2000 people, found that awareness of the risks associated with carbon monoxide ...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21, 2011

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)

Delray Beach neighbors overcome by carbon monoxide 
Three residents along Via Royale were rushed to a nearby hospital after being overcome by apparent carbon monoxide. Two of the people, a married couple, believe their next door neighbor left her car running in the garage which sent carbon monoxide ...

Newport Hotel Evacuated For Carbon Monoxide
KPTV Portland
High levels of Carbon Monoxide were detected in the basement of the hotel. Fire crews immediately evacuated the hotel and spent several hours containing the leak and airing out the building. Several hotel guests and employees were medically evaluated ...

Supreme Court Bars Federal Nuisance Suit by Plaintiffs Seeking to Curb Global ...
ABA Journal
The plaintiffs, including eight states and New York City, had sued four private power companies and the federal Tennessee Valley Authority in an effort to get them to reduce carbon monoxide emissions. In an 8-0 opinion, the Supreme Court found that any ...

300 hrs community service for illegal gas work
A Wiltshire man has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out gas work at a neighbour's home which could have put them at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Graham Nicholls incorrectly fitted a flue to his neighbour's LPG boiler leaving the potential ...

Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”
Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

Fire district receives grant, purchases carbon monoxide detectors
Destin Log
Mark Baugh, fire fighter and president of the Destin Professional Firefighters Union, Local 3158, told the board that carbon monoxide is a “silent killer” and there are a lot of deaths to firefighters associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19, 2011

“There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.”
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Workers Overcome by Carbon Monoxide Fumes
NBC Washington By Michelle Tetu
Dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide forced the evacuation of an apartment building in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC Saturday afternoon. At 3:30pm, DC Fire& EMS responded to the Parker Flats at Gage School condos ...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011

“Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.”
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Jersey City fire official says no injuries after gasoline-powered device sets ...
The Jersey Journal - By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
Jersey City residents in a building near Five Corners got a scare yesterday when a carbon monoxide alarm began sounding, but the source was quickly found and no one was overcome by the deadly gas, ...

Cliffs closes W.Va. mine due to carbon monoxide
BusinessWeek By TIM HUBER
A southern West Virginia coal mine owned by international mining giant Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has been shut down and flooded with more than 1 million gallons of water after elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected, ...

Toyota Sued Over Carbon Monoxide Death Case
Online Journal
The family of a Florida woman who died of carbon monoxide in her home is suing Toyota over its keyless ignition system. Chasity Glisson, 29, was found dead in her Boca Raton townhouse and boyfriend Timothy Maddock nearly dead on Aug. ...

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011

“Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.” William McFee

Law requires alarms for carbon monoxide; HOME SAFETY
Carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas produced in the combustion of fossil fuels - like in the furnace in the Hernandezes' apartment. In high enough doses, it can be lethal. Beginning July 1, a state law will require carbon monoxide detectors ...COSA notes that family was sick for a year and the medical community, though presented with the symptoms failed to test the family . This is a shame with today’s technology where tests for CO poisoning on people takes only moments. Unfortunately. A $20.00 U.L. Listed carbon monoxide alarm may not be the answer for CO concentrations that are high enough to cause symptoms but not high enough to sound the alarm. Fortunately there are a few Low Level CO alarms available.

Workers At Tulsa Business Treated For Carbon Monoxide Exposure
News On 6
TULSA, Oklahoma – Five people at a Tulsa business were treated for carbon monoxide exposure Tuesday afternoon, the Tulsa Fire Department said. Gerry Tarver, with the Tulsa Fire Department, said firefighters responded to a call at Fintube Technologies ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

“I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.” Sitting Bull (1831-1890) 

Carbon monoxide claims 2
"Carbon monoxide (would) thoroughly fill that house." It was unclear from the report whether the door between the garage and house was closed. However, Neufeld said, carbon monoxide can slip through any crack or crevice. ...  

Follow Up
Carbon Monoxide Leaks Into Home After Car Left Running
WSOC Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC -- The family of a south Charlotte couple nearly killed by carbon monoxide fumes told Eyewitness News a simple, honest mistake led to it all. Ernie Hunt said his mother and father, Shirley and EC Hunt, went for dinner last Friday night, ...  

Fire company receives $26000 grant
Chief Herb Slack said the money will be used to buy and install 1300 battery-powered carbon monoxide alarms for members of the community who are at greatest risk. Those are the elderly, families with small children and those with heart and respiratory ... NOTE: If the alarms purchased are listed under U.L. 2034, they do not fulfill the intentions of the Grant program and protect community members who are at greatest risk. Please encourage all to read the information found on the packaging of those alarms where they point blank tell you this at risk group will not be adequately protected from low level carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

“Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.” Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) 

7 hospitalized from carbon monoxide exposure at Tampa home By RACHEL KAYLOR | The Tampa Tribune
High levels of carbon monoxide sickened seven people Monday morning, according to , Tampa Fire Rescue. Firefighters found seven people in the front yard of 3422 W. Gray St. vomiting, nauseous or having difficulty ... 

Colorado Continuation of Carbon Monoxide Death Trial
Judge Rules Monoxide Deaths Case May Go Forward
KMGH Denver
"The pipes vented the carbon monoxide exhaust, instead of outside through the pipes, the pipes were broken, and it vented it inside the house," Mordkin told 7NEWS. Brown is the owner of Roaring Fork Plumbing and Heating, which installed the boiler and ... 

Colorado Continuation of Carbon Monoxide Death Trial
Defendants plead not guilty in carbon monoxide cases
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A district judge Monday denied motions to dismiss felony negligent-homicide charges against a sub-contractor and a former building inspector in connection to the carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family of four in an Aspen-area home in 2008. ... 

Carbon monoxide mandate hits July 1
Record-Searchlight By Dylan Darling
A new state requirement for certain single-family homes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors goes into effect July 1. But that doesn't mean north state residents need to rush out to buy the $20 to $75 for the ... 

Carbon monoxide levels fall at Pike River mine
Radio New Zealand
Receiver John Fisk says carbon monoxide levels inside the mine have fallen from a high of 6000 parts per million two weeks ago to about 1350 parts per million on Tuesday. Oxygen levels are also rising. Mr. Fisk says gas levels need to fall to about 1200 ... 

Carbon Monoxide Reveals Distant Milky Way Arm
Universe Today
These architectural hints are coming to us in the forms of molecules like carbon monoxide – a great tracer of our galactic format. Using a small 1.2-meter radio telescope on the roof of their science building in Cambridge, CfA astronomers Tom Dame and ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

“Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.” W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

Family suffers gas poisoning from heater
ABC Online
A family in Alice Springs has been rushed to hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a home-made heating device. The father, mother and seven-year-old daughter were found unconscious in their home on Gap Road after lighting a fire in a ...

Carbon Monoxide the Silent Killer By Bob Cusack
As more and more boaters use auxiliary generators to power the electrical needs of their boats, or small fossil fueled stoves to heat their boats, the incidents of carbon monoxide, “CO” poisoning have been ...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12, 2011

“The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.” Aldo Gucci (1912-1983)

Update: Soccer Taco workers hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
Seven times the normal level of carbon monoxide was found in Soccer Tacos mexican restaurant in Market Square Saturday morning. The toxic gas sent five people to the hospital and evacuated the restaurant for two hours. A construction worker was using a ...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11, 2011

“In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.” Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

3 officers, 2 others overcome by carbon monoxide
Charlotte Observer By Steve Lyttle
Three Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers and two other people were overcome by carbon monoxide Saturday morning, according to authorities. The carbon monoxide poisoning happened before 8 am at a gated retirement community in the 7100 ...

Ruling on Aspen carbon monoxide deaths expected Monday
Aspen Times ASPEN — A district judge is expected to rule Monday on whether felony negligent-homicide charges will be upheld against a sub-contractor and former building inspector in connection to the carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family of four in November 2008.

CO Angels urge installers to back the bid
The CO Angels are reaching out to electricians and contractors in their bid to encourage homeowners to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in the new '10 by 20' campaign. The new campaign, '10 by 20', aims to have at least 10 million homes and ...

Ambulance corps honors Congers Homemakers today for fundraising
The Journal News |
The corps also will unveil the Congers Homemakers' latest gift, the Massimo RAD-57, a medical instrument that lets emergency crews screen residents and firefighters for carbon monoxide exposure. "They've raised money for us, trusting us to use the ...

 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills 3 in E. China Plant
An incident of carbon monoxide poisoning resulted in three deaths in a factory in east China's Jiangsu Province on Saturday, authorities said. The accident occurred at 9:15 am at a foundry located in the Wujin district of the city of Changzhou, ...

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

“That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another.”
Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000)

NLR hotel evacuated for carbon monoxide poisoning
A North Little Rock hotel has been evacuated after a family staying there was determined to be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Two adults and two children were taken to the hospital around 6:45 am Thursday ...

Six Taken To Hospital After CO Poisoning
NBC Connecticut By Janae Frazier and PJ DeCordova-Boyd
Six people were taken to the hospital after being poisoned by carbon monoxide in East Hartford Thursday night. According to East Hartford Fire Chief John Oates a husband, wife and four of their children were at ...

13 are treated for carbon monoxide exposure in Teaneck after a stove is left ... BY ERIK SHILLING AND ANDREA ALEXANDER
TEANECK — Thirteen people were taken to area hospitals Thursday morning with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after a gas oven was left on for at least two days in a house on Brinkerhoff Avenue, ...

Eagle Nest carbon monoxide detector saved visitors' lives
Sangre de Cristo Chronicle By Yasmin Hahn
If it weren't for the carbon monoxide detector in their cabin, a family visiting Eagle Nest might have died. About three weeks ago, the family called the Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department around midnight to report that the carbon ...

Wildfires Add To Air Pollution Levels In USA And Canada
Irish Weather Online
One of the constituents of both smoke and urban pollution is carbon monoxide. The below map, made with data from the Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) sensor on the Terra satellite, shows carbon monoxide concentrations over the ...

Oil company pays big $350000 fine
Alamogordo Daily News
They said the oil refining company's compressor engines violated emission standards for nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide. Jim Winchester, a spokesman for the environment department, said the violations were discovered during routine quarterly ...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

“Just because summer is coming and folks have stopped using their furnaces doesn’t mean there is not danger from household carbon monoxide poisoning,” Great Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins

Free CO detectors still available
Great Bend Tribune By Dale Hogg Managing Editor
Just because summer is coming and folks have stopped using their furnaces doesn't mean there is not danger from household carbon monoxide poisoning, Great Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said. This is why he wants anyone wanting a CO detector to contact his department. As part of a state grant, …

Watch CO Emissions in Hot Weather  By Liz Giegerich
Peekskill police and fire departments were dispatched to a Society Hill II home where family's carbon monoxide detector was triggered. Peekskill fire department’s Lt. Eric Johansen said “on very hot days when people have their homes sealed up tight, if there is a water heater or boiler issue releasing carbon monoxide, high carbon monoxide emissions are a risk..."

Bar raises funds for carbon monoxide detectors
Wink News
The San Carlos Park fire department gives out hundreds of free carbon monoxide detectors every year. They're to protect residents from dangerous generator emissions during or after a storm. But this year, a shortage could prevent that from happening. ...

USU team turns waste gas into a fuel precursor
Salt Lake Tribune
By Brian Maffly
Utah State University biochemists have stumbled onto a reaction that converts carbon monoxide into hydrocarbons in a process than could be developed into new ways of producing synthetic fuels. Graduate student Zhi-Yong Yang was studying ...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011

“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.” Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

Olney townhouses evacuated for gas leak
Five townhouses in Olney were evacuated Tuesday after firefighters detected carbon monoxide in one home. Montgomery County Fire Spokesperson Captain Oscar Garcia says units were dispatched at 5:35 pm to the 3300 block of Tidewater Court because a ...

Roanoke Times
A man died and a woman was sickened from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Montgomery County home nearly two weeks ago, the county Sheriff's Office confirmed this week. Deputies were called to a home in the 4000 block of Bains Chapel Road about 7 ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 7, 2011

“How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?”
Francois Rabelais (1493-1553)

5 Hospitalized With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The propane caused a build-up of carbon monoxide. "It drove up the CO level pretty high," Harrington said. The five patients were taken to hospitals where they could be treated in hyperbaric chambers. Harrington said all the treated patients seemed ...

Don't let a natural disaster become a financial disaster
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Take care of basic things first like installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and knowing how to shut off utilities. Familiarize yourself with extreme weather conditions in your area and how to prepare for them.

The Cincinnati Fire Department's Safe Summer Nights Program
For the last twelve years, CFD has provided a Safe Summer Nights Program to educate, distribute and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all Cincinnati neighborhoods. The Safe Summer Nights Program has been sustained through the generous ...

United Kingdom
Why it's important to have a carbon monoxide detector fitted to your home?
Powys County Times 
Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and toxic, and that's why we'd always recommend that you fit carbon monoxide detectors in your home to protect yourself and your family. While most people have smoke alarms fitted to their homes, ...

Monday, June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

"Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.” Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Carbon monoxide calls on the rise | Aspen Daily News Online
With state and local regulations mandating that all residential properties have carbon monoxide detectors, the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department finds itself ...

Arizona wildfires: How they affect your health (KNXV-TV)
The remainder includes carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, irritant volatile organic compounds, air toxics and very small particles. Is smoke bad for me? Yes. It's a good idea to avoid breathing smoke if you can help it. ...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June 5, 2011

“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Auto Pollution
Capital marks day by launching awareness drives
Times of India
Out of this, 421.84 ton is carbon monoxide, 184.37 ton is hydrocarbons, 110.45 ton is nitrogen oxide and 12.77 ton is particulate matter. Studies have shown that there is a significant relationship between the high level of pollution in the ...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

June 4, 2011

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” Orville Wright (1871-1948)

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Sends 1 to the Hospital
One person is recovering in the hospital after being sickened Friday morning by carbon monoxide. The incident happened on Park Drive in Rib Mountain. The Rib Mountain Fire Department captain tells NewsChannel 7 when they arrived on the scene, ...

California Homeowners Without Carbon Monoxide Detectors by July Will Face $200 ... By Nathan McIntire 
A state law requiring all homeowners to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in their dwellings takes effect July 1 and residents who do not comply with the requirement will face a $200 fine. ...

Friday, June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

“If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again.” Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Generators, Boats and Barbecue’s Try these powerful generator safety tips 
Buy a battery-operated carbon monoxide alarm to alert you if carbon monoxide levels become dangerous. It is important to know how to set up and operate your portable generator safely. Read the manufacturer's instructions regarding how to properly ...

Summer brings reminder of grill safety
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
As consumers start using their grills when summer weather arrives, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission urge consumers to check their grills to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Before lighting the grill, ...

Warning for boaties after man collapses at Valentine
ABC Online
NSW Maritime says boaties need to be aware of the dangers of exhaust fumes after a man almost died of carbon monoxide poisoning on his boat at Lake Macquarie. The 67-year-old man was running the engine of his boat at Valentine to charge the battery, ...

One person hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak
Wausau Daily Herald
RIB MOUNTAIN — One person was hospitalized this morning after she was overcome by carbon monoxide inside a Rib Mountain home, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies and the Rib Mountain Fire Department were called at ...

Mine Closed for High Carbon Monoxide Levels
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Government regulators say Cliffs Natural Resources has closed a Wyoming County coal mine due to elevated carbon monoxide levels.

Carbon monoxide at Pike River off scale 
Radio New Zealand
The plan for a gradual re-entry to the mine was delayed a second time this week because of an increase in carbon monoxide, due to more oxygen entering the mine because of weather cycles. The families of the 29 men killed in explosions at the mine last ...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Kentucky Up Date
Carbon monoxide detector rules change  
Bowling Green Daily News
Beginning Wednesday, an approved carbon monoxide detector is required to be installed in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms for some new construction ...

Basement dangers and how to avoid them
According to the Marquette County Health Department, the three most common basement problems include mold, radon and carbon monoxide. All three of which can be resolved if detected by the home owner. For radon, detection is key. All homes are at risk, ... 

Boat-engine fumes send 3 to hospital - Chicago Breaking News
Emergency crews aided four people who became overwhelmed by carbon monoxide fumes this afternoon aboard a motorboat on the Chicago River not far from the ...

Disappointment in Canada
Carbon monoxide bill blocked as legislature prorogues early
Woodstock Sentinel Review
Laurie Hawkins was killed in their Woodstock home by carbon monoxide poisoning, had received unanimous support from the legislature earlier in the session and only needed a third reading to become law. "The government had the opportunity to pass this ...

Hard Work in Canada
Project aimed at reducing fire and carbon monoxide deaths launches in North ...
EMC Kemptville
This year, 11 communities, including North Grenville, will be benefiting from the company's $100000 donation towards the combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. According to Art Pullan, executive director of the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety ...

Yacht owners warned of carbon-monoxide risk after skipper's lucky escape 
My Sailing
NSW Maritime has issued a warning to boaters about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhausts after a man almost died. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless and NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn today said only ...

Charlie Davis and Ian Froome who had Carbon Monoxide scare at their home in ...
Cornish Guardian By Ginette Davies 
THE DANGERS of a silent killer have been highlighted after four students in Falmouth were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. The fire brigade said it was "a close call" that could have been fatal for Charlie Davis, ...

Man charged over young woman's carbon monoxide death
Bath Chronicle
A gas fitter has been charged with the manslaughter of a 24-year-old Bath woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler. Zoe Anderson, whose father Chris was the founder of Bath publishing company Future, died at the family's home in ...

Pike River recovery faces further delays
The recovery operation at the Pike River Mine faces further delays, with carbon monoxide levels still too high for work to begin. While there has been a decrease in the levels of the gas this week, receiver John Fisk said it is not safe to attempt the ...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
George Santayana (1863-1952)

Carbon monoxide incident in Boston, Mass.
A carbon monoxide detector went off at 7 Skyline Road in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon. This is the location of an at-home daycare center. Four adults and five children inside the building got out safely. All nine had normal readings, ...

CPSC Alert: Counterfeit Smoke Alarms Distributed in Atlanta
CPSC Alert: Counterfeit Smoke Alarms Distributed in Atlanta.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging ...

Minnesota Up Date
Woodbury Family Recognized For Tyler's Law
That's according Woodbury resident Jeff Lavers, whose son Tyler died of carbon monoxide poisoning in December 2010. Lawmakers, friends, family and a handful of Tyler's schoolmates were at the Capitol on Tuesday for a signing ceremony for Tyler's Law, ...

Rescue leads to carbon-monoxide crusade
Press Herald By Melanie Creamer
A West Newfield woman whose mother and sister nearly died last month by carbon monoxide poisoning is speaking out about the importance of installing CO detectors in every home. Some Winn family members ...

Plumbing Engineer - Columns: May 2011: Code Update By Ron George, CPD, President , Ron George Design & Consulting Svcs.
Is PVC an acceptable vent material for flue gases? I recently inspected the mechanical ...

California Reminders
It's Time to Get a Carbon Monoxide Alarm
KPSP Local 2
You have one month to get a carbon monoxide detector for your home before a new California law goes into effect. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act requires all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to have a CO ...