Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

“A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.” Elie Wiesel (1928,)

Valuable first-hand information for generator users:
Chesapeake man sickened by generator after Irene
The Virginian-Pilot By Preston Gannaway
He was poisoned with carbon monoxide from a home generator that was running in his garage after the hurricane. Headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, confusion. People who are sleeping or ...

Carbon monoxide suspected cause of 2 Maine deaths
Houston Chronicle
RAYMOND, Maine (AP) Police suspect carbon monoxide poisoning is the cause of two deaths in a southern Maine home where a generator was running after Tropical Storm Irene struck the state. Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies and rescuers were ...

Family Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide Exposure
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA) -- A Fort Washington family was hospitalized after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide Monday night. Prince George's County Fire reports that at about 11:00 pm, Monday someone at a home in the 12400 block of ...

Generator releases carbon monoxide in Milford
Milford Daily News By Brian Benson/Daily News staff
Firefighters ventilated a downtown building after a pizza store owner left a generator running all night in the building, releasing carbon monoxide, Fire Chief John Touhey said. Crews spent several hours ventilating ...

Carbon monoxide warning to campers
Out And About Live - Camping News
Campers have been issued with a new safety warning after another suspected carbon monoxide poisoning incident. A family of five - including two adults and three children - had to be rushed to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in gas. ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011

“I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.” Stephen King

One dead two critical in Ellicott City carbon monoxide poisoning
Baltimore Sun By David Greisman,
An Ellicott City man is dead and two of his family members are in critical condition from carbon monoxide poisoning in a home that had lost power after Hurricane Irene. Won Koo Sung, 48, was pronounced dead at ...

Roswell assisted living facility evacuated for carbon monoxide fumes
Atlanta Journal Constitution By Mike Morris
A Roswell assisted living facility was evacuated overnight after an alarm warned of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the building. The incident happened at the Elmcroft of Roswell facility on Marietta Highway. ...

Mom, 4 children hospitalized after carbon monoxide incident
Today's TMJ4
They discovered a mother, father and children suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. "(It was) because there was a generator, a gas generator running inside the house," said Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Michael Romas. He explained that they were ...

Wilbraham Y evacuated because of CO
WWLP 22News
A carbon monoxide leak has closed the Scantic Valley YMCA, the Wilbraham Senior Center and the town's recreation department. Wilbraham firefighters found very high levels of carbon monoxide in a room containing a gas-fired hot water heater ...

Power outages, floods follow in wake of Irene (videos and slideshow)
The Times Herald
Public Safety Director for Montgomery County Tom Sullivan said power outages are always a concern for the department because of carbon monoxide poisoning. “Don't operate pumps, generators and grills in the house because it brings carbon monoxide ...

2 Hospitalized After Generator CO Incident
NBC Washington
A Montgomery County couple was hospitalized Monday morning after being overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator being used to provide power to their home, according to county officials. Emergency crews were called just before 9 am to the home in ...

Barbecue blamed for gas poisoning
BBC News
A family of five has been taken to hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning in north Cornwall, firefighters have said. Emergency services were called to the Trevella Caravan Park at Crantock, near Newquay just after midnight. ...

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

“It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth.” Dennis Banks (1932,)


Carbon monoxide scare sends two to hospital, closes police headquarters
Bergen County Police are establishing a command post at the Washington Township firehouse after a police sergeant and a firefighter working as a dispatcher were hospitalized following a buildup of carbon monoxide in a poorly ventilated room, ...

Six in Fairfield treated for Carbon Monoxide
Six people in Fairfield had to be treated for carbon monoxide exposure from a portable generator running inside their home. Firefighters were called to a two-family home on Beaconview Drive around 1:30 am Monday. When they got there they found ...

2 overcome by generator's carbon monoxide in Hanover
Richmond Times Dispatch
Hanover County authorities say two people were overcome by carbon monoxide today as a result of an emergency generator they were using at their home in the aftermath of Irene. Battalion Chief William Jones of Hanover Fire & EMS said the two were taken ...

Carbon monoxide leak forces evacuation of The Aston residence hall 
The GW Hatchet
The D.C. Fire Department shut down a malfunctioning hot water heater in the residence hall, according to a Campus Advisory, and the fire marshal and health and safety units will remain on scene until….

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011

“A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.”
Frank Howard Clark (1888-1962)

2 carbon monoxide incidents in Henrico involved generators
Richmond Times Dispatch
Henrico firefighters responded to two significant incidents on Saturday night involving carbon monoxide from power generators. Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher H. Buehren did not give details of the incidents, but warned of the dangers of operating ...

State Health Director warns of post-hurricane dangers
Garner News
It is extremely important that people do not use these devices in enclosed areas where carbon monoxide – a poisonous gas – can cause death.” Carbon monoxide (CO) has no smell and cannot be seen. CO is produced whenever any fuel is burned, including gas ...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 27, 2011

"Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.”
Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)

Grill stored in garage wasn't out; six from Chatham family evacuated
Independent Press -
On August 25 at 5:08 am, police responded to a residence on Center Avenue after a carbon monoxide alarm went off. When the police officers arrived on the scene all six occupants of the house were already evacuated. ...

Carbon monoxide alert: Hurricane Irene, 2011
Norwalk Plus Magazine
Gas or propane-powered generators can be a dangerous source of carbon monoxide (CO). After Hurricane Ike in Texas in 2008, there were at least 50 storm-related CO exposures. Most of these people were exposed to CO from their home generators. ...

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011

“Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.” John Wanamaker (1838-1922)

SoCal Firefighters Bristle at Carbon Monoxide Detector Solicitations
By LAFD Media and Public Relations
The Los Angeles City and County Fire Departments have been made aware of a possible scam by a private company offering the sale of "approved" Carbon Monoxide detectors for a fee of $126.00 - "or face fines or penalties per California ...
Read More: California Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act 

Boro Police, Fire Respond to Gas Leak and Carbon Monoxide Leak
The Chatham Borough Police Department, Chatham Borough Fire Department, Chatham Emergency Squad and PSE&G responded to a carbon monoxide alarm activation at a residence on Center Avenue at approximately 5:08 am, police said. High levels of carbon ...

300 carbon monoxide detectors set for Windham residences
Independent Publishing Group By Bill Cleary
In December 2006, the Windham Fire/Rescue Department responded to a call from a family friend and found two males, ages 34 and 16, dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. ''It was a difficult call for the responders. ...

Man guilty in carbon monoxide deaths
Toledo Blade
The generator was in the kitchen, not far from where Tamara McDaniel, 39; her son, Damien Reyes, 18, and daughters, Domonique Reyes, 16, and Taralynn Wood, 10, were sleeping. The four died from acute carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Lucas ...

Tom Hoyne fell unconscious at the Erith Fried Chicken, in Erith Road ...
This is Local London By Kelly Smale 
A 20-YEAR-OLD man's job prospects have been shattered after being left partially deaf with poor eye sight from carbon monoxide poisoning. Tom Hoyne, of Fendyke Road, Belvedere, was found unconscious at the Erith Fried Chicken, ...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011

“Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.”
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

Report: Smoke killed family
Warren Tribune Chronicle 
..the family never would have known their house caught fire because once carbon monoxide is inhaled. It effectively shuts off the brain, he said. "It's a common misnomer that people who die in house fires are burned to death," Germaniuk said. "In about 98 percent of house fire fatalities, (it’s) not an explosion or one that spreads rapidly, people die of carbon monoxide poisoning." COSA SUGGESTS that every household be equipped with a low level carbon monoxide alarm that gives you and your family the earliest possible warning of a rapidly accelerating hazard. Keep your smoke alarms current and powered up at all times.

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Derby's Storm Ambulance Has New Device for Measuring Carbon Monoxide in People Quickly
Valley Independent Sentinel 
Storm Ambulance recently purchased a pulse CO-oximeter and a Ferno Powerflex Stretcher. The purchases were approved during Derby's recent budget process. Calls involving carbon monoxide alarms are common. ...

Needed Carbon Monoxide Awareness
COLUMBIA - The unexpected deaths of William and Ruth Ann Jones last week from carbon monoxide poisoning, highlights the importance of prevention and ...

Safety Means CO Detectors In Residences
Gazette Newspapers
Long Beach's firefighters are ramping up their efforts to educate the public about the dangers of carbon monoxide and how important it is to install CO2 detectors in residences. Because of changes in California law, residences under construction were ...

Lightning Strikes Home in Lancaster; Ruptures Gas Line
"Their carbon monoxide low battery meter was going off, which woke them up along with the storm, and then they came downstairs to find the smell of natural gas." Trzepacz said there is quite a bit of damage to the home but did not have an exact ...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger”.  Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)

Hurricane Safety; use gasoline powered generators carefully!
Hazards of Gasoline Generators 

3 People & Cat Treated for Carbon Monoxide Fumes
Three people were rushed to local hospitals after they were exposed to carbon monoxide fumes thought to have come from a car left running in a garage. A spokesperson for Palm Harbor Fire Rescue says it happened at 6:16 pm Monday at a home at 156 ...

Takeaway owner Amman Cheema spared jail after carbon monoxide death
Kent Online
Chelsea Wright , 16, was found dead as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at Erith Fried Chicken in Erith Road, Bexleyheath in March 2009. The faulty gas heater also left part-time worker Tom Hoyne , 19, in a critical condition. ...

City Urges Residents to Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors By Meredith Skrzypczak
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday encouraged residents to follow a new state requirement which says carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in homes with fuel burning appliances or attached garages. ...

HomeFix: Water-heater woes stem from pressure imbalance
Freeport Journal-Standard By Dwight Barnett
Q: They worked properly until about a month ago when my carbon-monoxide detector sounded. It was determined that the problem was the exhaust from the gas water heater. The water-heater flue was found to be clear but a bit short, ...

Gas leak kills six in Tajik leather factory
A carbon monoxide leak has killed six workers in a leather factory in Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergencies committee said. Four other workers of the Kukhandiz plant in the capital Dushanbe were being treated in hospital for carbon ...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Gas appears to be cause of 2 deaths
Columbia Daily Tribune By Catherine Martin
High levels of carbon monoxide were found in the home of William and Ruth Ann Jones, a Columbia couple who died Thursday in their home, police said. The Joneses had an appointment with someone that morning, Columbia police Officer ...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think".
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Carbon monoxide suspected in Russell Boulevard fatalities
Columbia Missourian
Fire Department Battalion Chief Steven Sapp said their house contained high levels of carbon monoxide. At 11:41 am, Columbia firefighters responded to a reported natural gas leak at 209 Russell Blvd. Ameren personnel were also dispatched to the scene. ...

Device gives quick read for CO
The City of Westland Fire Department now has the latest advanced technology available to quickly, easily and painlessly determine if a person is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Called the Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter, the device uses ...

COSA life saving award winner: Masimo  For more information on this testing device that every fire, EMS & health facility should have and should use whenever the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are presented, go to the Masimo website.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”  Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Carbon monoxide leak sends three to hospital
Catskill Daily Mail
The hotel was evacuated as a precaution and the culprit was determined to be a carbon monoxide leak. “The building is being evacuated and checked,” said New Baltimore Chief John Wallace at the scene at around 11 am A school bus arrived to transport ...

Carbon monoxide leak closes Best Western
Allentown Morning Call, By Tyrone Richardson, of The Morning Call
A carbon monoxide leak has forced the temporary closure of the Best Western hotel in Upper Macungie Township, the place where a South Carolina man died from inhaling the poisonous gases in 2008. ...

Mariposa County couple saved by Carbon monoxide detector
(KFSN) -- Firefighters say a carbon monoxide detector may have saved the lives of a Mariposa County couple. Carol and Richard Dreith heard a sound as they were canning peaches in their kitchen Wednesday. At first, they thought their carbon monoxide ...

Enforcement of CO law begins
The Sudbury Star
The City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services will begin strict enforcement of the new carbon monoxide bylaw. Under the bylaw, every residence that has fuel burning appliances or an attached garage, must install and maintain at least one working carbon ...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

“With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing.”  Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Couple sues Hood Realty for carbon monoxide poisoning
West Virginia Record

HUNTINGTON -- A couple is suing Hood Realty Co. after they were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide from a defective water heater leaking carbon monoxide. On Aug. 15, 2008, Katherine L. Mohn and Michael D. Lowe executed and entered an ...

Carbon monoxide at downtown building diverts traffic
The Tennessean
Assistant Nashville Fire Chief Mike Franklin has confirmed elevated levels of carbon monoxide on the second floor of the Hughes & Coleman building, which has been evacuated. "Initial readings are 500 parts per million on the second floor," said ... COSA NOTES that the assistant fire chief states that normal CO alarms begin alarming a 35 PPM of CO. If he is talking about U.L. 2034 Listed CO alarms he is incorrect. Please read the packaging. The units have been tested to alarm at 70, 150 and 400 PPM of carbon monoxide when those concentrations have been present for specific periods of time and not sooner. 

Carbon monoxide sickens 4 people at Staten Island Mall
High levels of carbon monoxide were detected Tuesday afternoon, a fire department spokesman said. Four people were rushed to Staten Island University Hospital, the spokesman said. Their conditions were not life-threatening. The basement area near the ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

“He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.” Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

Ice Rink CO Problems and Solutions
Carbon monoxide detected at Palm Beach Skate Zone
Firefighters say carbon monoxide was found at the Palm Beach Skate Zone in suburban Lake Worth. For at least an hour, the Skate Zone was evacuated after fire crews detected the gas at about 10:30 pm It's still not clear what set it off, ...

City enacts plan for high carbon monoxide levels
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation officials have approved a carbon monoxide action plan for the Sioux Falls Ice and Recreation Center, which they say will help ensure no dangerous levels of carbon monoxide inside the facility. On May 16, elevated carbon ...

And…Hockey mom reacts to new ice rink safety features
KSFY By Courtney Collen 
Betsy Otta's son Jacob was one of four players poisoned when carbon monoxide was exposed from a zamboni during hockey practice in May. When she heard of the city's action plan to ensure safety in the ice rink. ...

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 4 At Macy's
Four people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after high levels of the potentially deadly substance was detected inside a Macy's department store on Staten Island. Two workers and two NYPD officers were rushed to Richmond Hospital ...

Mother and baby from Battersea taken to hospital in gas poisoning scare
Your Local Guardian By Martin George 
Firefighters rescued a woman and her baby after they suffered suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from fumes entering their window. The woman in her 20s phoned 999 after becoming light headed, nauseous and getting a headache in her ...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011

“Action is the real measure of intelligence.” Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

EPA Affirms National Air Quality Standards for Carbon ....
WASHINGTON – After a careful review of the science, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is affirming the current national air quality standards for carbon monoxide (CO). The science shows that the current standards protect public health, ...

Dunloy man died in fire fumes tragedy - inquest told
Ballymoney Times
A FORMER member of the Royal Navy died from carbon monoxide poisoning along with his pet dog after he thought he was lighting his real coal fire which had just been replaced by a 'fake coal' electric fire in his living room. But tragically, an Inquest ...

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

“It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life.”
John E. Hines (1910-1997)

Stock your hurricane kit with poison help
Bellingham Herald
Typical storm-related dangers include: - Gasoline-powered generators In 2009, nearly 12500 people called poison centers about carbon monoxide exposures, 97 percent of whom were unintentionally exposed. According to the US Centers for Disease Control ...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 14, 2011

“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-46 BC)

Woman dies after fire at South Peoria home
Peoria Journal Star By JUSTIN GLAWE
A Peoria woman died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a fire in her home early Saturday morning. Darlene M. Butler, 57, was pronounced dead at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center after the 8:02 am fire at 2714 W. Garden St.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

“Problems are the price of progress.” Charles Kettering (1876-1958)

Grant could mean new gear
Burbank Leader
Officials say paramedics in the three cities currently use outdated defibrillators, but the new 12-lead defibrillators capable of monitoring carbon monoxide and dioxide levels will improve patient treatment for better outcomes, according to city ...

New tool keeps rescue crews safe from carbon monoxide
Our local firefighters face many dangers including exposure to carbon monoxide. But in the past year Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews started carrying carbon monoxide detectors. The small device alerts to the potentially deadly but undetectable gas. ...

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.”  Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Mother's fight to raise fatal fumes awareness
Belfast Newsletter
Katrina Davidson from Whiteabbey whose son Aaron died from Carbon Monoxide in Castlerock just over a year ago. Pic : BrianThompson/ MORE awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide still needs to be raised ...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011

"As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be.” Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Woman escapes carbon monoxide poisoning in Richmond apartment
Richmond Fire investigators say a Near West End woman would have died if not for a carbon monoxide detector. Just after midnight, the alarm went off inside an apartment on the 900 block of N. Hamilton Street. The woman who lives there called 911. ...

St. Vincent hosting Carbone Monoxide Fundraiser
Goderich Signal-Star
On Saturday, August 27 the Goderich Fire Department is helping us again with our 3rd annual Carbon Monoxide Fundraising event to raise monies to purchase carbon monoxide detectors for those in need. This began when we learned that only 2% of the ...

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Department of Communications Energy and ...
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
Minister Rabbitte welcomes new Irish Standard for Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte today welcomed the publication of a new fast-tracked ...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records going back to 1994, more Americans die in car crashes in August than at any other time of the year. Though the number of people killed in U.S. crashes in August 2009 dropped by almost 400 from 2008, 2,864 still died during the month. (The total for 2010 isn't yet available.)

In 2009, the agency says, an average of 93 people died each day in U.S. motor vehicle crashes -- an average of one death every 16 minutes. And according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, from 2005 to 2009, seven of the 25 deadliest days overall occurred in August.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Sends Cedar Rapids Mother and Son to Hospital
When they arrived, they discovered dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in the home. “The gas monitor showed over 1000 parts per million (ppm) of carbon monoxide inside the home,” said Fire Department Communication Officer Greg Beulow. ...

Carbon Monoxide Scare Sends Woman to Hospital By Tim Jensen
Firefighters enter the former Old Country Buffet location in Brookside Plaza after excessive exhaust caused a carbon monoxide threat. Andy Zander A woman was hospitalized late Tuesday morning after a carbon monoxide scare at the Brookside ...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 9, 2011

“The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.”
Richard Dawkins (1941,)

Harford County Schools Give 'Extra No' To Hose Company
Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst wants to install carbon monoxide detectors in Havre de Grace area schools. By Sean Welsh The Susquehanna Hose Company, here performing a drill with other companies in 2011 at Havre de Grace High School, ...

3 Women & Cat Treated for Carbon Monoxide Fumes
Three women were rushed to local hospitals after they were exposed to carbon monoxide fumes thought to have come from a car left running in a garage. A spokesperson for Palm Harbor Fire Rescue says it happened at 6:16 pm Monday at a home at 156 ...

Fire services briefs
Drayton Valley Western Review
The Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services responded to a carbon monoxide leak at a local business in town. A faulty hot water tank was to blame for the above average levels of carbon monoxide, which set off their security system. ...

Carbon monoxide detectors now required in home
Patterson Irrigator by Nick Rappley 
Patterson firefighters are helping get the word out about a new state law that requires carbon monoxide detectors to be placed in most homes. Senate Bill 183, passed in May 2010, requires all owner-occupied homes ...

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

“Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.” Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Generator Safety Should Be Part of Any Emergency Management Plan
Emergency Management
From carbon monoxide poisoning to electrical and fire hazards, there are several serious risks involved when operating a generator. The good news is, with some basic knowledge and a conscious commitment to safety, most potential dangers can be avoided. ...

Mother’s Sorrow Turns to Strength of Conviction
Guest columnist Don't let delayed carbon-monoxide-law endanger your family
The Seattle Times
Guest columnist Barbara Moilien writes about Washington's new law that requires carbon-monoxide alarms in all residences with fuel-burning appliances and attached garages. She argues that a delay in implementation in multifamily housing should not ...

Aspen CO poisoning lawsuit update Judge cancels motion hearing in carbon monoxide deaths case
Aspen Times
ASPEN — A hearing set for Tuesday in Denver federal court regarding the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a family of four has been canceled. The Pitkin County government had been scheduled to argue its motion to dismiss the civil lawsuit to a ...

Carbon Monoxide Exposure is Leading Cause of Poisoning Deaths in US
A new government report identifies carbon monoxide as a leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in the United States, causing hundreds of people to die each year and hospitalizing thousands of other people. The carbon monoxide exposure report ...

Carbon Monoxide in Science
CG Green Carbon Announces Availability of High-Quality Nanodiamond Rods
Nanowerk LLC
Located in the interior of British Columbia, GC Green Carbon is utilizing waste carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in their patent pending process, allowing for green carbon credits in addition to the nano products. The product offering includes ...

Exhaust fumes kill lovers in Valentine's Day tragedy
TWO lovers died from carbon monoxide poisoning on Saturday, Chinese Valentine's Day, after leaving their car engine running in the garage, officials said yesterday. The pair, in their 20s who were not named, drove into the private garage of their villa ...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 7, 2011

“In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything.”
Steven Demetre Georgiou (1948,)

North-west Regina home evacuated, CO leak
Global Winnipeg
Emergency crews responded to the home on Vanier Drive, after low levels of carbon monoxide were discovered in the furnace room. The family was evacuated, and all gas lines to the house were shut off. Neighboring homes were also searched, ...

Three affected by carbon monoxide poisoning in Wheaton
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online by Nesa Nourmohammadi, Staff Writer
Three people in Wheaton were taken to a hospital Saturday evening with minor symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. The three were sitting inside a home on ...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August 6, 2011

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” Jonas Salk ( 1914 - 1995)

In Brief | Carbon monoxide kills couple
Kansas City Star
An Oak Grove couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning Friday when a vehicle was left running in their garage. A family member found Donald and Mary Halsey, both in their early 80s, about 9 am in their home in the 2600 block of South Broadway. ...

Bachmann's bus pumps carbon monoxide into crowd of 100
Dexter,Ia.– Michele Bachmann directed her staff to shut down the motor of her tour bus after she noted that exhaust was being pumped into an open machine shed where she was speaking to a crowd of about 100 people. “I can smell some fumes in here,” said ...

Pitkin County attorneys say boiler may have caused carbon monoxide that killed ...
The Republic
Someone might have altered a boiler after Pitkin County officials issued a permit for an Aspen-area home where a Denver family of four died from carbon monoxide poisoning, lawyers for the county argued in a new motion in a civil lawsuit. ...

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Fire Department Gets Carbon Monoxide Grant
The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY -- The Ocean City Fire Department this week was awarded a fire prevention grant from the Maryland State Firemen's Association for the purchase of carbon monoxide alarms. The $500 grant will help fund the purchase of approximately 36 carbon ...

Aspen, Colorado; CO death suit update
County to make its case to judge in carbon monoxide deaths suit
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A federal judge will hear arguments next week over whether an ongoing civil dispute can move forward between Pitkin County and the relatives of a Denver family of four poisoned to death by carbon monoxide. On Tuesday in the US District Court in Denver, ...

Carbon monoxide kills seven in China
Seven Chinese villagers died after being overcome by carbon monoxide while looking for agate stones in an abandoned mine, local authorities said Friday. The incident occurred Wednesday night in the small town of Beipiao in Northeast China's ...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4, 2011

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” George Washington (1732-1799)

Building Cleared of Carbon Monoxide By Kevin Imm
The Fire Department cleared smoke and dangerous levels of carbon monoxide from a Plainview building Wednesday afternoon after reports of smoke and sickened workers. The fire department answered the call at 3:35 pm at a building at 80 ...

Police, firefighters honored for carbon monoxide rescues
Nantucket Island Inquirer
Nantucket police and firefighters were honored during Wednesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting for rescuing 11 people, including three children, who were poisoned by carbon monoxide gas inside a Macy Lane home back in April. ...

Runcorn widow warns campers about deadly carbon monoxide gas
Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
A WOMAN whose children suffered the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning for 10 years is warning holidaymakers not to take lit barbecues into tents, caravans or holiday chalets. Runcorn mum Lynn Griffiths, who set up the charity Carbon Monoxide ...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

“History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.”
Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975)

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends Port Byron Travel Plaza employees to Auburn ...
Auburn Citizen
Twenty people were treated Monday for exposure to carbon monoxide after a leak at the Port Byron Travel Plaza on the New York State Thruway between the Waterloo and Weedsport exits, according to a release from the Thruway Authority. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning nearly claims New Market man's life
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
John and Snowflake recently had a brush with carbon monoxide poisoning. John Sica pulled into the garage of his New Market home after a doctor appointment on a recent Monday, closed the door, and fiddled with his GPS unit for a few moments before going ...

Company pleads guilty in carbon monoxide deaths
Kathleen Legere holds a picture of her daughter Mandi Balagot, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009.Kathleen Legere holds a picture of her daughter Mandi Balagot, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009. ...

Hull chimney flue theft causes carbon monoxide risk
BBC News
A grandmother said she felt "sick inside" after learning that metal thieves had left her family at risk of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning. Patricia Gillespie, 64, started suffering flu-like symptoms after the chimney flue was taken from her house in ...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2, 2011

“Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it.” 
Antiphanes (408 BC-334 BC)

Carbon monoxide case not a mystery after all
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - A family recently found passed out from carbon monoxide fumes while in a car outside a shopping plaza were not the victims of a faulty exhaust system. Sheriff's detectives say the driver was inadvertently at fault because she had ...

One year ago this week
Teen recounts CO poisoning scare at BVJ
Two days after suffering from severe carbon monoxide poisoning at the Big Valley Jamboree 18-year-old Kayla DuChene says it could have been a dramatically ...

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011

“Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.”   Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008)

Carbon monoxide alarm prompts Clovis Apartment evacuation (KFSN)
More than a dozen people were evacuated from a Clovis apartment complex overnight after a carbon monoxide detector went off. Firefighters say the colorless, odorless gas was twice the lethal level. The Clovis Fire Department was called out to ...

Five things you should know about that gas generator
Sacramento Bee
Levels of carbon monoxide may quickly reach deadly levels. 2. Read your instructions. Nobody does this and it's a big mistake. It will take all of 15 minutes or less. If you tossed them, try typing in the manufacturer name and model into a Google ...

Marin residents comply with new CO detector law
Marinscope Community Newspapers By Scope staff
As of July 1, legislation requires homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home and Marin County residents appear to be taking the new law to heart. “A couple of weeks before the July 1 deadline, ...