Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011

“Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.”
Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Boaters treated for carbon monoxide
Toledo Blade
JERUSALEM TOWNSHIP — Five people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning early Saturday morning after staying on a boat in the Cooley Canal Yacht Club in Curtice. Jerusalem Township Fire officials said his department was called to the Yacht Club, ...

Tropical Park Hotel Majorca: Evacuation after tourist dies from gas poisoning
Daily Mail By Daily Mail Reporter
Nearly 500 holidaymakers have been evacuated from a Spanish hotel after a tourist died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Dozens of Brits were among those moved from the three-star Tropical Park Hotel in Majorca following the ...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011

“My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball ‘way from the bat.”
Satchel Paige (1906-1982)

Gas detector saves family
Annapolis Capital AP VIDEO
A carbon monoxide detector alerted a Harundale family, which got safely out of its home, said Division Chief Michael Cox, a fire department spokesman. Firefighters arrived at 202 Shana Road around 10 pm for a report of a carbon monoxide ... 

Harford County School System Passes on SHCO's Offer for Free Carbon Monoxide ... By Sean Welsh
The Susquehanna Hose Company, here performing a drill with other companies in 2011 at Havre de Grace High School, was rejected in a bid to donate carbon monoxide detectors to Harford County Public Schools. The Harford County Public ...

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011

Those who have knowledge don't predict. Those who predict don't have knowledge.” Lao Tzu (BC)

There was a time when camping meant pitching a tent, building a campfire for cooking, staying warm and socializing; sometimes a sleeping bag and the stars were all that were required. That image has changed to full parking lots that also include small homes on wheels that contain combustion conveniences of electricity, cooking, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning. A COSA note to all campers from tenters and boaters to motor-homers and lodgers everywhere: 
When poisonous carbon monoxide is produced in dangerous concentrations in fire of any kind, including during combustion in liquid fueled electric generators while camping in tents, living & traveling in motor homes and caravans, it has been known to make some people sick or has killed them. Even little stoves & lamps used inside tents have contributed to injury & death.

The common, inexpensive carbon monoxide alarms available on the market and listed as U.L. 2034 (or another country’s equivalent) that are battery operated have been tested to alarm at high levels of CO, beginning at 70 PPM. These may not protect you from low level atmospheres that could be a problem if you have some pre-existing medical condition and were chronically in lower levels, but you have some standard of protection to levels that will kill you as it did to the man named in the first story of today’s posting.

Please read the manufacturer instructions regarding operating temperatures of the U.L. 2034 Listed & tested alarms. Camping temperatures & humidity may interfere with the accuracy of the alarm’s sensing capabilities. You might be better off with a few of these on a camping or lodging trip than perhaps other things allowed for. 

Camper dies from carbon monoxide poisoning due to generator outside
Small world News Service
A camper died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator left running next to his tent, an inquest heard. Tragic Richard Philips, 38, left the petrol motor running to keep warm during the night but was overcome by fumes as he slept. ...

Elderly woman saved from carbon monoxide poisoning
NBC2 News
An 86-year-old woman was saved by two Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies on Thursday night after she began suffering from symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Elaine Sampson of 213 Albatross Road called authorities after she says she smelled fumes, ...

Firefighters Get New Protection from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Slip a clip on your finger, and within seconds it reads the oxygen level in your blood and also how much carbon monoxide is in your blood. We tested at a safe three parts per million. For firefighters responding to a call, though, that number would ...

Pulse CO-oxymeter helps determine oxygen therapy in rescue!
Smoke inhalation victim OK after MFD test for CO2 poisoning
Gulf Breeze News Steve Clark/Special to GBN
A Panama City man visiting relatives in Gulf Breeze was airlifted to a Mobile, Ala., hospital Sunday after inhaling dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in a house fire. Alan Zuro, 53, was visiting his sister Carol Monroe's ...

Call for new law after gas death
Inside Housing
A coroner has called on the government to change health and safety legislation after a social housing tenant died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a newly built block of flats. Maria Ighodalo, a tenant of 67000-home London & Quadrant, died following a ...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011

“Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education”.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Carbon monoxide detectors available through COG grant
Pittsburgh Post Gazette By Annie Tubbs 
After Homestead Mayor Betty Esper was sickened by a carbon monoxide leak in her home last year, she decided she wanted to make others aware of the importance of having carbon monoxide detectors. …did not have a carbon monoxide detector, though her tenant's detector went off after they all felt "woozy." COSA Notes: It is a good thing there was an alarm in the building. However, people should be alerted to carbon monoxide before they feel “woozy”.

Coroner warns of gas heater dangers
Sydney Morning Herald
Consumers should be reminded of the potential dangers associated with gas heaters after a security guard died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a coroner says. NSW Deputy State Coroner Paul MacMahon said the source of the carbon monoxide (CO) was a gas ...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Carbon monoxide sends 21 to hospital
Norman Transcript By Andrew Knittle
NORMAN — Seventeen guests staying at Sooner Legends Inn and Suites were rushed to the hospital late Monday night after breathing in toxic levels of carbon monoxide. Another four checked themselves into the ...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

“I hope we'll be able to solve these problems before we leave.”
Paul Erdos (1913-1996)

Carbon monoxide sickens 11 people at Rockville apartment building; none in ...
Washington Post By AP
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Montgomery County fire officials say eleven residents of a Rockville apartment building have been sickened by carbon monoxide. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham says firefighters were called to the 1200 block of First Street ...

Bethany man, 80, dies from carbon monoxide
Bethany Beach Wave
Joseph Manuel died of carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly from leaving his new Ford Escape running in the garage, police said. The CO levels in the house were literally off the charts -- the fire company's detectors didn't go high enough for an exact ...

Six found dead in gas poisoning tragedy
A family of six found dead in their Berlin apartment appear to have been killed by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, state prosecutors announced on Tuesday. A 27-year-old mother, her four young children, and a 40-year-old man who was the woman's ...

Councilor wants delay in Lafarge burning plan
Tulsa World
For example, Turner claims that the carbon monoxide output would increase 40 times, going from 6.7 tons per year to 266. But Bachmann said Turner hasn't read the chart correctly and that the carbon monoxide will increase only by 6.7 tons. is going from ...

A breath of compressed air
Plant Services
“But we make vehicles, so, despite warning signs posted around our compressor rooms, very often idling vehicles cause our carbon monoxide alarms to ring regularly.” Contaminants that could affect the health of breathing air users include oil aerosols, ...

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

“There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.”  James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Employee Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Scare By MaryJo Kurtz
Elevated levels of carbon monoxide have been attributed to an oven at Dunkin' Donuts on North Main Street.  One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution after elevated levels of carbon were found this afternoon at the Dunkin' ...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011

“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

RoSPA Provides Fire, Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for Summer Camping
Occupational Health & Safety
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is reminding those going camping this summer to keep the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning at bay. “Fire is a significant risk when you are camping,” said Peter Cornall, RoSPA's head of ...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011

“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”  Robert Kennedy (1925-1968)

Officials give advice for staying safe during electrical outages
Carroll County Times
They can produce deadly carbon monoxide gas. Don't put them near windows, doors or other areas where carbon monoxide could get into the home. If you hear thunder, stay off of computers, phones with cords or other electronic equipment or other items ...

Several hospitalized after possible carbon monoxide poisoning
7Online WSVN-TV
Rescue crews said several people showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at a local pharmacy Friday morning. Authorities said workers at the store were using a propane fueled floor polisher at the warehouse along Palm Avenue near east 40th ...

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

“Good ideas are not adopted automatically.”
Hyman Rickover (1900-1986)

3 overcome by carbon monoxide in Stoughton
Three people were overcome by carbon monoxide at a convenience store in Stoughton Friday morning. Police say three members of a cleaning crew were found unconscious at the store on Pearl Street and rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital. ...

WINK Reporter Nearly Dies Inside Live Truck
TVSpy By Andrew Gauthier
My photographer (who was also feeling sick) suspected carbon monoxide,” Spinetto told TVSpy. “He ordered me out of the truck, which is when I collapsed. He called 911. I was taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Trials set in carbon monoxide deaths case
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A judge ruled Thursday that two local men will stand separate trials for the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family of four in an Aspen-area home in 2008. Marlin Brown, a sub-contractor, is scheduled to go to a two-week trial beginning Nov ...

Carbon monoxide suspected in Air Force fighter troubles
Anchorage Daily News
Carbon monoxide poisoning -- perhaps caused by procedures unique to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson -- may be the cause of fighter pilot symptoms that led to the grounding of Air Force F-22 Raptors in May, sources tell the Air Force Times. ...

Carbon monoxide warning after camper dies in New Forest
Bournemouth Echo By Daily Echo reporter 
SAFETY experts today issued a warning to campers after a man is thought to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning when he put a gas-fired barbecue inside his tent to keep warm. Vincent Clare is understood to have put the ...

Alarm warns of carbon monoxide
Sault Star
For the second time in less than a week, a carbon monoxide alarm warned a Sault Ste. Marie homeowner of the toxic gas. Thirty parts per million of carbon monoxide were found at the front door. The problem was a faulty hot water tank. ...

Did Giant Earth Fart Give Rise to the Dinosaurs?
International Business Times
"A small release of carbon monoxide from volcanism initiated global warming of the atmosphere, increasing temperatures in the oceans," lead researcher Micha Ruhl told "Methane is stored in the sea floor -- it's a molecule which is caught ...

Researchers stumble on colorful discovery Credit:
Queen's University modified metals that change color in the presence of particular gases could warn consumers if packaged food has been exposed to air or if there's a carbon monoxide leak at home. This finding could potentially influence the ...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

“You can't talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.”
C. Everett Koop (1916,)

Mystery Surrounds What Sickened Residents Of Springdale Home
WTAE Pittsburgh
Tests inside the home found no carbon monoxide, ammonia or identifiable levels of anything else inside the home. "(We're) trying to piece it all together, looking at the place from an environmental health perspectives -- ventilation on the furnaces, ...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

“Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.”
Marge Piercy (1936,)

Mom, Son Overcome By Carbon Monoxide In Springdale
WPXI Pittsburgh
Emergency crews were called to a home along Chestnut Street when an elderly woman and her son were overcome with the gas, police said. Both remain in the hospital, where their names and conditions are unknown. Firefighters said the CO may have been ...

Is carbon monoxide hurting your family?
BabyCenter (blog)
Turns out that there was another horse in the race, and its name was carbon monoxide (which is probably a real horse's name, no relation). After we moved a new tenant (they notified us) was feeling lightheaded and had the gas company come out and look ...

Weatherization program still seeking applicants; nearly half of federal funds ...
The Independent Weekly
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides low-income households with an energy audit that tests for air infiltration, heat loss and carbon monoxide levels. The federal money pays for improvements, such as insulation, carbon monoxide detectors and ...

Carbon monoxide detectors can save lives
A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer and the Yakima Fire Dept. has been working hard to inform people of just how dangerous it can be. "It's probably one of the most fatally poisonous gases out there. ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

“A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the object or situation it bespeaks. A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.” Susanne Langer (1895-1985)

Judge to consider motion to dismiss monoxide death case
Aspen Daily News by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
The attorney for one of two men accused of improperly installing a boiler in an Aspen home that allegedly led to the carbon monoxide deaths of a Denver family is seeking to have the case dismissed....

Carbon monoxide detectors required in home under new law
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- A new law took effect in July requiring all homes in Washington to have carbon monoxide detectors.

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011

“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.” Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Two die from carbon monoxide poisoning
Topeka Capital Journal
A Topeka woman and her 25-year-old son died Saturday night from carbon monoxide poisoning, city spokesman David Bevens said Monday. Bevens said the woman, her son and another man who may have been the woman's husband had a car ...

Living in a Combustion Culture: OZONE ALERT  
State of the Air: 2011 Report: State of the Air 2011
American Lung Association
For 12 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from state air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. ......... Even low levels of ozone may be deadly. A large study of 48 U.S. cities looked at the association between ozone and all-cause mortality during the summer months. Ozone concentrations by city in the summer months ranged from 16 percent to 80 percent lower than EPA currently considers safe. Researchers found that ozone at those lower levels was associated with deaths from cardiovascular disease, strokes, and respiratory causes.

You may have wondered why “ozone action day” warnings are sometimes followed by recommendations to avoid activities such as mowing your lawn or refilling your gas tank during daylight hours. Lawn mower exhaust and gasoline vapors are VOCs that could turn into ozone in the heat and sun. Take away the sunlight and ozone doesn’t form, so refilling your gas tank after dark is better on high ozone days. Since we can’t control sunlight and heat, we must reduce the chemical raw ingredients if we want to reduce ozone.

Who is at risk from breathing ozone?Five groups of people are especially vulnerable to the effects of breathing ozone:

•children and teens;

•anyone 65 and older;

•people who work or exercise outdoors;

•people with existing lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis); and

•“responders” who are otherwise healthy but for some reason react more strongly to ozone.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011

“Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.” Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Four warehouse employees overcome by carbon monoxide
VANCOUVER - Four employees had to be sent to hospital Saturday afternoon after getting overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in an East Vancouver fish warehouse. Vancouver Fire Battalion Chief John Hudson says it looks as though poor ventilation ...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16, 2011

“The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.”
Irving Babbitt (1865-1933)

Carbon monoxide leak sends 1 to hospital Megan Benedictson/CBC
Workers at a delivery company were checked out following a leak of carbon monoxide. A woman was taken to hospital to be ...

Program targets carbon monoxide
Peterborough Examiner By BRENDAN WEDLEY, Examiner Staff Writer
Peterborough Fire Dept. began installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in seniors' homes on Friday through a new program in the city, Project Zero. The project is a partnership between Enbridge Gas, ...

Couple: Pay us for nightmare vacation A local couple is asking for 900000 yuan (US$139320) from an insurance company and a farm resort after the wife became disabled from carbon monoxide poisoning during a free trip sponsored by the insurance company, a court has heard. ...

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

“History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

About Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas which could be created whenever a fuel (such as wood, gasoline, coal, natural gas, kerosene, etc.) is burning. 
Read more ...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Power outage swamps suburban ERs
Chicago Daily Herald By Jamie Sotonoff
Storm-related injuries have packed suburban emergency rooms this week, as people seek treatment for problems like tree branch cuts, overexertion and carbon monoxide poisoning from generators. “The ER is absolutely swamped,” said Mike ... 

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Considerations for Code Authorities PDF/Adobe Acrobat -
Considerations for Code Authorities. Alarm overview. Carbon monoxide alarms incorporate a CO sensor, control components and an alarm ... COSA Notes: There is not one word of alerting the Code Authorities about lower level alarms required for people with certain medical conditions, nor are the disclaimers and alarm set point testing data found in this publication, as is required on the U.L. listed alarm packaging and instructions for the consumer available product.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13, 2011

“Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)

Generator Danger: Glenview Family Rushed to Hospital with CO Poisoning
The Sulski family learned that the hard way this morning when an improperly ventilated gas unit in use because of the power outage caused their home to fill with carbon monoxide verified near 600 parts per million. The Glenview Fire Department was on ...

Alexandria Fire Department to Receive Grant from Homeland Security
Alexandria hopes to receive the full amount it requested of $124118, which it will use to provide, install and offer education about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Additionally, some of the award will go to purchasing and distributing materials ...

7 overcome by generator fumes in Round Lake Park
Chicago Daily Herald
Greater Round Lake Park Fire Protection District Chief Paul Maplethorpe said a meter reading outside the home's front door registered a carbon monoxide level of 850 parts per million — well above the 30 to 50 parts per million considered dangerous. ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011

“In fair weather prepare for foul.” Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Close call for Coaldale man
Sunny South News
Coaldale Fire Chief Andy Van Rijn said a carbon monoxide call came into the local fire department Saturday, July 2 from the 1700 block of 22 Avenue. A 25-year-old male was working with a gasoline powered concrete saw in a basement when he was overcome ...

Carbon Monoxide Incident Sends 3 To Hospital
KETV Omaha
Omaha firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide emergency at a business early Tuesday morning. They were called to US Food Service near 9th Street and John J. Pershing Drive around 1:20 am Details about the incident have not been released by ...

Prolonged power outage tips
Northwest Herald
Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire. ...

Greendale man has close call with carbon monoxide Milwaukee
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that takes the lives of 25000 Americans every year. One Greendale man understands the threat more than most people after his close encounter with the gas. The man's life was saved with a simple phone call. ...

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.” Voltaire (1694- 1778)

It has been a rare string of days when there have been but a few carbon monoxide poisonings reported over the news services. As long as combustion systems are in use, carbon monoxide may never take a day off. Please use accurate carbon monoxide detection and alarming devices.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms, COSA: Even though carbon monoxide alarms may meet the U.L. 2034 listing standard they are not all equal in sensor quality or performance. Read more ...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” Saul Bellow (1914-2005)

Firefighters handing out carbon monoxide detectors
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco firefighters are handing out carbon monoxide detectors to people at a senior center in the city's Bayview District Thursday as a reminder about a new state law requiring their installation. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ...

Families call for more carbon monoxide warnings in wake of Slathwaite woman's ...
Huddersfield Examiner
FAMILIES of loved ones who died from carbon monoxide poisoning have called for greater awareness in the aftermath of the death of a Slaithwaite woman. Hazel Woodhams, 30, died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning caused from a charcoal barbecue on ...

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

“Life is one big road with lots of signs.” Bob Marley (1945-1981)

Follow up report
Family recovering after carbon monoxide scare -
News 14 Carolina
Charlotte firefighters found a warm charcoal grill inside this apartment unit early Monday morning.Four people were asleep inside when two kids woke up feeling ill and then woke up their parents. Firefighters say that might have saved the lives of the four people.

New state law mandates that deadly carbon monoxide must be monitored
San Francisco Examiner (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner
One of the scariest moments in Elizabeth Bryan’s life was discovering that carbon monoxide almost killed her entire family. It was 10 years ago… 

Zoe Anderson carbon monoxide boiler death: man in court
BBC News
A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a woman who died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Zoe Anderson, 24, was initially thought to have slipped and hit her head when she was found dead in the shower in Landsdown, Bath, ...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011

“Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.“
Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

WalMart in Howell evacuated after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected
Asbury Park Press
HOWELL — The WalMart was evacuated for three hours Wednesday after getting a report of high levels of carbon monoxide in the building, township police reported. Five people were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion, police said. ...

Area authorities: Fourth weekend crowds had a blast — safely
Today's News-Herald
Bridgewater Channel experienced one closure Saturday evening for about 45 minutes when the city's carbon-monoxide-monitoring system alerted police to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide, according to earlier reports. Lt. Richie Sloma, Lake Havasu City Police Department said the dangers of carbon-monoxide buildup in the Channel are based solely on atmospheric conditions. “If it’s breezy, the level dissipates, and if it’s calm, the levels quickly become hazardous” he said....

NBC29Carbon Monoxide Strikes as a Subtle Killer
NBC 29 News National News from AP; Virginia News from AP
Flu-like feelings outside of flu season could mean you're being exposed to toxic levels of carbon monoxide gas but CO poisoning is preventable and those effects are easy to feel. Carbon monoxide is a subtle ...

Clippesby camper death, carbon monoxide suspected
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Although post mortem results are inconclusive and more toxicology tests are to be carried out over the next few weeks, symptoms and current results suggest the cause of death is likely to carbon monoxide poisoning, a statement said. ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 6, 2011

“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be calamity in the chimney
Deseret News
When exhaust gases from your furnace, water heater or fireplace are not allowed to leave, carbon monoxide can build up. According to the Center for Disease Control, symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness and chest pain. Carbon monoxide poisoning ...

Gasoline generator left running inside an Easton home sickens two people
The Express Times - By Michael Buck
Two Easton residents were hospitalized on Sunday for carbon monoxide exposure after their first-floor neighbors left a gasoline generator running inside to power an air conditioner, city fire officials said. ...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

George Kerr, CO Experts ( submits the following information:
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: 
No Law shall be enacted that does not provide EQUAL PROTECTION under said Law to all Citizens.
States that have issued carbon monoxide alarm laws requiring U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms do not protect people with certain medical conditions. The disclaimer written on carbon monoxide alarms listed under the U.L. 2034 Standard states: "Pregnant women, infants, children, senior citizens, persons with heart or respiratory problems and smokers may experience symptoms at lower levels of exposure than noted. Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30ppm." COSA NOTES that the test points for these U.L. alarms have been tested to alarm at 70, 150 and 400 PPM of CO, unless otherwise stated. This is inadequate protection for a substantial portion of the American population. PLEASE READ THE LABEL INFORMATION AND THE INSTRUCTIONS SO YOU KNOW WHAT PROTECTION YOU ARE GETTING WHEN YOU COMPLY WITH THE LAW REQUIRING U.L. 2034 LISTED CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS. 

Carbon monoxide possible cause of death of man living in Sea Colony
Newark Post
Delaware State Police are conducting an investigation of a death and serious injury, possibly related to carbon monoxide poisoning, with the assistance of the Bethany Beach Fire Department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Delaware. ...

Charcoal grill inside apartment causes carbon monoxide scare in west CLT
WBTV By Derrick Rose, Reporter - 
Charlotte fire crews had to evacuate a set of West Charlotte apartments after reports of a charcoal grill inside a unit caused a carbon monoxide scare. MEDIC told WBTV by phone 2 people were ...

At Least 2 People Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Leak
WFMZ Allentown
At least two people had to be hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak. It happened around 11:00 Sunday night in the first floor apartment of a building in the 800 block of Walnut Avenue in Easton. Officials said two ambulances took victims to the ...

NAPIT supports carbon monoxide awareness campaign
NAPIT, the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers, has joined forces with the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness to help raise the profile of the charity's work. The charity is encouraging medical professionals to join a carbon ...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
George Washington

Odor Investigation at Wicomico County Detention Center
WBOC TV 16 Entertainment News from AP By Ko Im –
An apparent gas water heater failure in the Wicomico County Detention Center's mechanical room filled the facility with carbon monoxide gases Friday night. Fineran added one officer as well ...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Julu 2, 2011

"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
A.C. Benson (1862-1925)

Carbon monoxide detectors required by law in single-family homes (KABC) –
If you don't have a carbon-monoxide detector yet, it might be time to get a new one. A new law requiring the devices in single-family homes went into effect Friday. The detectors can be real life-savers. Smoke detectors have been mandatory in ...

Donated kits to help Syracuse firefighters revive pets overcome by smoke
The masks are specially sized to fit dogs, cats, birds and other pets overcome by smoke or carbon monoxide. Syracuse, NY – The oxygen masks carried on Syracuse Fire Department trucks are great for reviving humans overcome by smoke or carbon monoxide, ...

Healthy Homes: Understanding Housing-Related Hazards
South Source
They also include toxic materials such as lead, asbestos, and chemical pesticides, and poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide and radon. Since some of these hazards are odorless and colorless, they cannot be detected by the human senses alone. ...

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

“You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”
 Ken Kesey (1935-2001)

Making the case for emissions testing
Calgary Herald
I drive a 1998 Chevy pickup that failed the emission test, with high carbon monoxide levels. I've changed some of the ignition components, but there was no change to the carbon monoxide output. Any idea as to what could be wrong? A high carbon monoxide ...

Carbon monoxide blamed for parking lot incident
NBC2 News
Deputies say accidental carbon monoxide poisoning is what caused a woman and two children to lose consciousness in a vehicle in a Charlotte County parking lot Wednesday. Experts we spoke to say it can happen to anyone. "The first thing they teach you ...

Monitoring shows Rockford's air quality has improved
Rockford Register Star
A review of local air quality monitors by the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning show a decline in the levels of carbon monoxide and particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot and smoke. The planning agency's report released in May concludes ...

On Friday, several changes in state law
Martinez News-Gazette
One of the new laws is supported by state fire officials as a way to save lives and protect residents from succumbing to carbon monoxide. Acting State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover and other CALFIRE officials praised the multi-phase program that will ...

Gentoo Group fined over carbon monoxide death
BBC News
A housing association has been fined over the death from carbon monoxide poisoning of an 80-year-old man at his Wearside home. Gentoo Group Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after George Rutherford was found dead at a house in ...