Friday, September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
George Orwell (1903-1950)

Continuing the Case in Aspen, Colorado
DA argues against dismissal of carbon monoxide deaths case
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office has filed a series of responses to defense motions that negligent-homicide charges should be dropped against two men implicated in the carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths of a family of four. ...

Staten Island boating: Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning
This creates the perfect atmosphere for carbon monoxide poisoning. With common sense and knowledge, this problem can be avoided. Carbon monoxide (CO) is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and sickens and even kills many boaters every year. ...

Motorcycles use less fuel but produce more carbon monoxide than cars Myth Busters at it Again
And while the bikes easily won in the economy stakes and inevitably chucked out less CO2 as a result, they failed miserably on other emissions, the worst being carbon monoxide, with even the most modern bike on test pumping out more than 8000 percent ...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011

“All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.” Roger Bacon (1214-1294)

What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
The health effects can vary significantly due to age, sex, weight and overall state of health. CO is measured in Parts per Million or PPM; out of a million molecules of air, how many are carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide poisoning mimics many common illnesses, such as the flu and food poisoning.

The following is a list of common symptoms.
· headaches · loss of hearing · dizziness · depression · blurry vision · cardiac arrest · disorientation· respiratory failure · weakness · vomiting · coma · painful discomfort · loss of consciousness · muscle aches & soreness · memory disorders · seizures · nausea · rapid heartbeat

This list is not meant to serve as a diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is meant to provide general information on poisoning symptoms. Oxidative stress causes a chain reaction in the body due to the interruption of oxygen intake. Carbon monoxide poisoning is best treated with supplemental oxygen or pressurized oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber where CO is forced out of the hemoglobin of the blood. The longer CO stays in the body, the more disruption in body functions and symptoms are likely.

Consult with your physician if you have the symptoms.
COSA recommends at least one low level carbon monoxide alarm in every building. These will alarm at levels under 30 PPM of carbon monoxide and alert you to levels the fire departments and other responders are responding to with protection and evacuation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.” Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

Dozens hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning in DC, 3 in serious condition
Washington Post By AP,
WASHINGTON — Washington fire officials say dozens have been hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning at a district rehab clinic. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters were dispatched to the Second Genesis house in Northwest ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills man and woman in southeastern Newfoundland
Western Star
RCMP said in a news release today that the medical examiner has determined the man and woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Police were called to a cabin around 1:30 pm Monday after a neighbor found the bodies inside. ...

 Faulty boiler sees residents treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Cambridge First
TWO people were treated for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after a boiler in their Cambridge home started making a strange noise. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the name ...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011

“The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.”
Paul R. Ehrlich (1932,)

Resident Treated in Carbon Monoxide Incident By Noah Cohen
Fire officials are reminding residents to immediately report any carbon monoxide alarms after firefighters found high levels of the deadly odorless gas in a Hastings Street home. Firefighters responded to the alarm Sunday night and traced the carbon monoxide to an oil burner malfunction, according to the Fire Department. A resident said she had been having headaches for the past of couple of days and was taken to Holy Name Medical Center for evaluation. COSA NOTE: Having an inexpensive carbon monoxide alarm can save your life. A low level carbon monoxide alarm can prevent the headache and alert you to a CO problem well before it becomes deadly and it can save your life. 

3 from Aitkin area hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Emergency personnel arrived at the home and found three people, Richard L. O'Neil, 51, Cindy L. Sutton, 51, and Mary L. Sutton, 78, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The victims were transported by ambulance to Riverwood Health Care Center in ...

Public entities decry carbon monoxide prosecution
Aspen Daily News by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
The criminal case against a former government building inspector charged in the deaths of a Denver family from carbon monoxide poisoning should be dismissed, says the city of Aspen, Pitkin County, ...

Lowe's will present Louisa County with 1000 combination smoke/carbon monoxide ...
The Free Lance-Star
Representatives from Lowe's Home Improvement will deliver 1000 combination smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector units to Louisa County officials today. The Louisa County Department of Fire and EMS will distribute the detectors to homeowners who have ...

Wind Advisory Monday
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas that can kill. Carbon monoxide comes from burning fuels such as gasoline, propane, oil, kerosene, natural gas, coal or wood. Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable: Only use portable generators outdoors ...

Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

“Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.”
Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Funeral Services Held for Carbon Monoxide Victim
Alison Bagwell-Wyatt, 32, was among those who passed away last Sunday from carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators believe Bagwell-Wyatt, along with Jim Wall, Tim Stone and John and Katy Over died in their sleep all from carbon monoxide emitted from a ...

Calumet City mother, son killed from breathing carbon monoxide
CALUMET CITY - A mother and son died of carbon monoxide intoxication Saturday after running a generator to power their home, officials said. Officials found Charlotte Taylor and Anthony Harris dead Saturday afternoon in their beds. ...

Protect your family from carbon monoxide gas
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Be sure to use carbon monoxide detectors and perform regular inspections of gas heaters and appliances to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide detectors can be purchased at most hardware stores and function like smoke detectors, ...

Orthodox tradition carries risk
The issue came to the forefront this summer after 13 people in Teaneck were taken to the hospital to be treated for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorities blame a defective stove that had been left on for two days during the holiday of ...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September 24, 2011

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) 

Sears causes carbon monoxide leak
She now thinks her family was suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. The house uses liquid propane and the salesman checked off "LP" on the original order sheet, but instead of converting the unit for propane, the Sears installer fitted it for ...

Free smoke alarms, courtesy of Evesham Fire-Rescue
The Marlton Telegram By Robert Linnehan
Evesham Fire-Rescue is encouraging residents to check the age of your home's smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. In 2011, Evesham Fire-Rescue has experienced a 48 percent increase in false activations of smoke and carbon ...

Children evacuated from Blackburn school in gas scare
This Is Lancashire
MORE than 250 children and teachers were evacuated from a Blackburn primary school because of a suspected carbon monoxide leak. Pupils and staff gathered in the playground of St Albans Primary School after an alarm was raised around 11.30am today. ...

Friday, September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” Henry Winkler (1945,)

Attorney: Evidence will clear ex-inspector in 2008 carbon monoxide deaths case
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
With two valley men due to stand separate trials in the coming months for the carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family, arguments are heating up in Pitkin County District Court over potential witnesses and evidence. ...

Clay Center woman finds out insurance doesn't cover carbon monoxide
Her husband, Pastor John Green, was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. His wife, Cheryl was caught off guard to learn her insurance policy doesn't cover poisoning. We have received a lot of viewer feedback. People connected with her assumption that ...

Firefighters Install Smoke and Monoxide Detectors
KULR-TV By MacLeod Hageman
BILLINGS - Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly, and fire marshals say it's commonly detected in many homes. The Billings Fire Department is doing its part to keep you safe. Firefighters are taking a proactive approach to keep ...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011

“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.” Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

New Tampa carbon monoxide death blamed on driver's forgetfulness By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer
TAMPA — After a woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning because her neighbor neglected to turn off his car, one question remained. On Wednesday, Tampa police provided the answer: Driver Andrew ...

British Columbia
Brief: Carbon monoxide causes evacuation
BCLocalNews By Staff Writer - Revelstoke Times Review
A carbon monoxide leak led to the evacuation of the CP Rail Station building on Tuesday morning, delaying rail traffic through Revelstoke for about 45 minutes. Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services chief Rob Girard ... 

West Virginia
Chief: Now is time to check heating units 
Parkersburg News By NATALEE SEELY, Parkersburg News and Sentinel
PARKERSBURG - With cool weather approaching, now is the time to get all heating appliances, furnaces and fireplaces checked to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Carbon monoxide detectors offered
Napa Valley Register
Calistoga Affordable Housing's “Rebuilding Calistoga” program will offer reduced-price carbon monoxide detectors on Oct. 9 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ace Hardware store on Lincoln Avenue. Seniors 55 and older can buy the detectors for $10, or $5 if their ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning A Risk During Winter
It can be your furnace, hot water heater, even your kitchen stove that can poison you with carbon monoxide. Dr. Jamie Goodman works at Wellmont Urgent Care and said the dangerous gas is "Silent, odorless, tasteless, and sometimes, people don't have any ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

“If you get down and quarrel every day, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say.” Bob Marley (1945-1981)

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety day, and it is a good day when there are no poisonings to report.

Make sure you have a good working carbon monoxide alarm.

COSA suggests at least one low level CO monitor in every building to ensure that everyone is protected from the levels of carbon monoxide they should be protected from.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011

“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.” Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

Poisoning Follow Up
Federal Authorities Investigating Likely Carbon Monoxide Deaths
Carbon monoxide gas from an engine is colorless, odorless and tasteless, but toxic. News Channel 5 has learned things could have been even worse, as friends who tried to save the victims almost became victims themselves. "It just looked like everybody was sleeping,...

Scientists reveal how organisms avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
Scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how living organisms – including humans – avoid poisoning from carbon monoxide generated by natural cell processes. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can prove fatal at high ...

Monday, September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

“The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Five bikers found dead after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes
Bikers Who Care charity members & participants in shock and grieving
Daily Mail
They all had high amounts of carbon monoxide in their systems, he said. 'They were just all three outstanding members,' he told The Tennessean. 'They worked hard all weekend and put together the best toy run we've ever had.'

2 Die From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Deputies Say
KCRA Sacramento
Spokesman Les Garcia said investigators believe the two people died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Garcia said the two were in an enclosed area with a barbeque and smoldering briquettes. Officers arrived on scene late Sunday afternoon and blocked off ...

Carbon monoxide closes Ross Sheppard High School
Edmonton firefighters and ATCO gas crews are struggling to locate the source of a carbon monoxide leak at Ross Sheppard High School Monday morning. Firefighters responded to the call at 13546 111 Ave just after 8 am and began ...

Pastor's widow, insurance spar
Omaha World-Herald By Roseann Moring
The carbon monoxide-related death of a central Nebraska pastor has led to a delicate federal court case involving the pastor's wife, their church and the church's insurance company. Pastor John Green of Clay Center Christian Church ...

Landlords failing tenants over gas safety checks
The Guardian Photograph: David J. Green/Alamy
Landlords are putting their tenants' lives at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning or potential explosions by failing to carry out annual gas safety checks, according to a report from Gas Safe Register. ...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18, 2011

“The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.” Bobby Knight (1940,)

COSA NOTES: Another heating season is approaching.
For some, the furnaces may have already been put into use. If it has not been done yet, please schedule a heating system test & inspection service that includes combustion analysis. While the contractor is at your house or building, make sure they conduct other combustion tests on any other systems you may have. These tests can help assure that for the time, the systems are performing safely and with limited or no carbon monoxide generation.

Have your furnace and other fuel burning appliances tested and inspected by a qualified professional once a year or before each heating season to each manufacturer’s measurable standards found in the instructions. You should receive a measurement report verifying what tests were taken and the results.

A certified professional should have a variety of certifications and continuing education credentials available for consumer viewing. The real certification is in the work performed that is verified and documented. Don’t assume classroom certifications achieved by heating contractors equal work performed. The technicians still has to do the work & conduct the tests. Find out what tests will be performed before you schedule service.

Make sure you have at least one low level carbon monoxide alarm in your building to protect all who may live or visit there.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17, 2011

“We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.” George Santayana (1863-1952)

Carbon monoxide death involving neighbor's car deemed accident By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writers
TAMPA — A young woman died earlier this month from carbon monoxide poisoning because a neighbor left his car running overnight. And that man won't be charged, authorities said Friday. ...

Friday, September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011

“It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.” Publilius Syrus (85 BC-43 BC)

Agencies urge caution as temperatures drop, following flooding
Elmira Star-Gazette
Keep gas-powered generators in a dry area outside of the residence at least 25 feet downwind and away from air intakes to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. » Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. » Never light a charcoal grill ...

Golf tournament raises awareness of CO poisoning
Paris Star By Sylvie Berry
As a retired Brantford firefighter of 34 Gignac started the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for Carbon Monoxide Education. ...After her and her family's passing in 2008 from carbon monoxide poisoning,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Baylor urges bus transportation
The Baylor Lariat By Jordan Hearne; Matthew McCarroll | Lariat Photographer
The bus, which has three routes, can greatly reduce carbon monoxide emissions when substituted for personal transportation. With the constant conversation about global warming and carbon ...

Why Are Children More Affected By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ...
Why Are Children More Affected By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible, yet highly toxic. A product of fossil fuel ...

Cooler Weather Increases Carbon Monoxide Danger Lincoln-Grand Island, Nebraska
These cooler temperatures are forcing many of us to crank up the heat, but that can be dangerous if you don't take precautions.

Yarmouth family hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Family hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning.... and ten-month-old baby were exposed to escaping gas. The ambulance crew assessed and treated the pregnant woman and child before taking them to the James Paget University Hospital for investigation.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011

“A closed mind is a dying mind.” Edna Ferber (1885-1968)

Carbon-monoxide scare
Cleveland Jewish News By DOUGLAS J. GUTH 
Kenneth Rubin never leaves home without his carbon-monoxide detector. The Glenville High School football team should be thankful that he doesn't. Rubin, of South Euclid, was in Columbus earlier this month with wife Gayle and their ...

Two Buildings Closed At Hocking College Due To Carbon Monoxide
Two buildings at Hocking College are closed at Hocking College due to a carbon monoxide leak. Campus police say crews were doing work on the sewer system and there was a leak. Police say they evacuated both John Light and Oakley Halls as a safety ...

Plea To Community Workers To Join CO Awareness Group
The Runcorn based founder of the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity, Lynn Griffiths is asking local organizations working in the community to come together to prevent deaths and injuries from the UK's most common poison. The charity is asking anyone ...

Community carbon monoxide awareness
H&V News
A joint initiative between the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity and Halton Housing Trust has led to the formation of a community group. The initial meeting of the Halton Community Group will take place this Friday, 16 September, from 9.30 to 11.30am, ...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September 13, 2011

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

Carbon monoxide scare at North Olmsted Rec Center
(North Olmsted)- The North Olmsted Rec Center is expected to reopen this afternoon after being shut down from a high level of carbon monoxide. Fire Chief Thomas Klecan tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 firefighters were called to the center Monday morning when ...

Volunteers weatherize 12 homes in Cheyenne over the weekend
The Republic
The volunteers also equipped homes with upgrades such as fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors. They planted flowers, shrubs and trees in the neighborhood. Josh Nicholas is director of the county Habitat for Humanity group. ...

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.” Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832)

With winter comes dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning
Eagle Tribune
Q: During the recent power outage following the tropical storm, my grandparents (in Maine) died during the night from carbon monoxide poisoning. They had been using a generator in the basement trying to keep their refrigerator cold and the water pump ...

Gas body urges appliance checks in Cornwall
BBC News
The call comes after a woman from north Cornwall suffered low level Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Joyce Bridgewater, from Camelford, will have to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life after breathing in the odorless gas for a decade. ...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011

"Go forth with the passion and strength of a hero and the loving heart of a child."

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011

“If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Carbon monoxide leak forces evacuation
Morgan County Citizen By Judy A. Maxwell 
A carbon monoxide leak last week forced the evacuation of about 35 small children from Morgan County's Head Start building. No one was injured as teachers and helpers escorted the toddlers and preschoolers to the front lawn of the ...

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives in Ocean City The Daily Times
OCEAN CITY -- Carbon monoxide detectors have proved to be potentially life-saving on two occasions in Ocean City in the past month.

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

“Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.” Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)

Generator Safety To Keep You And Your Family Safe
Garden City News
Carbon monoxide in the generator's fumes can build up in your home or areas not well ventilated and cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which can lead to death. Do not exceed the rated capacity of your generator. Overloading your generator can damage it ...

Carbon Monoxide Incident
Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services ireport there was a carbon monoxide incident early this afternoon (Thurs). They were called to a residence in the 16-hundred block of Broadway Avenue when a Carbon Monoxide detector went off. ...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind." Henry David Thoreau ( 1817-1862)

Carbon monoxide suspected in deaths
Pocono Record By Beth Brelje
The deaths of an elderly Pike County couple may be blamed on carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator used while power was out in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, authorities said Wednesday. Edward C. Eck Jr., 82, and his wife, ...

Hypothermia saves girl from carbon monoxide (KABC)
LOS ANGELES -- It's now the law: Every home in California must have a carbon monoxide detector. That will save countless lives, and for one local college freshman - the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning is all too real. ...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 7, 2011

“Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.” Plutarch (46-120)

Investigation Into Westover Death Continues
State Journal By Stacy Moniot
MORGANTOWN -- Health and safety officials warn against the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning as temperatures fall. The Westover police are still investigating the death...

Carbon Monoxide Incident Leads to Citations for Property Owner By Sean Welsh
Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers respond to a carbon monoxide poisoning on Franklin Street Aug. 28. Susquehanna Hose Company Havre de Grace code enforcement officials served a property owner with three citations after its apartment ...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

“Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week.” Basil C. Hume (1923-1999)

 Westover Man Dies from Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
State Journal
WESTOVER -- A man died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a Westover home early Monday morning. According to Westover Police, a 23-year-old woman called 911 to report that her 25-year-old husband was unresponsive around 3:30 am Monday. ...

Cause of carbon monoxide scare being questioned
York Weekly By Aaron Davis
EXETER — Following the carbon monoxide scare at the post office Thursday, services have returned to normal, but a few questions remain. Namely, where did the carbon monoxide come from? Emergency officials connected the scare to the ...

Report Reveals Tenants In Terraced Properties At Greater Risk Of CO Poisoning
The shocking statistic was revealed in the Carbon Monoxide Trends Report, which provides a factual account of the trends relating to reportable CO incidents linked to natural gas usage in Great Britain between 1996 and 2010. ...

Monday, September 5, 2011

September 5, 2011

“If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim.” Richard Bach (1936,

Carbon monoxide alarms delivered to RoSPA
Safety Sign Supplies
A campaign that was formed in memory of two Newtonabbey teenagers has donated 300 carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. These devices can be an excellent ...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September 4, 2011

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

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives in OC
Delmarva Now
OCEAN CITY -- Carbon monoxide detectors have proved to be potentially life-saving on two occasions in Ocean City in the past month. On the morning of Aug. 9 the Ocean City Fire Department responded to a residential home on Landings Boulevard for a ... In both recent calls, the Masimo Rad-57 was used. It's a portable device that allows paramedics to perform an on-the-spot test…

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September 3, 2011

“Tears at times have the weight of speech.”
Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD)

Carbon monoxide victim described as genuine, charismatic
WTSP 10 News
That worker began evacuating residents after realizing that a neighbor had left his car running in a garage, producing unsafe levels of carbon monoxide. By that time, the car had been running for hours in a garage by Hawk's apartment. ...

Defense in carbon monoxide case files for dismissal
Aspen Daily News by Chad Abraham, Staff Writer
Criminal cases against two valley men charged in the carbon monoxide deaths of a Denver family should be dismissed because of the statute of limitations, the vagueness of the indictments and the immunity ...

Fourth Graders Test Positive For Carbon Monoxide
This mother says her daughter showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, something the school district says was initially ruled out. "And now i am being told oh well it's not carbon monoxide, we ruled that out. How could you rule that out when all the ...

Two hospitalized with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning in Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Post By Julius Whigham II
Two people in Palm Beach Gardens were hospitalized with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning this evening, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue said. Paramedics responded just after 5 pm in the 600 block of Sixth Lane in the Garden ...

Friday, September 2, 2011

September 2, 2011

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity.” Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Wind farm fined in carbon monoxide deaths
CBC News
A wind turbine company that was found responsible in the deaths of two people received its sentence in Pictou court Wednesday.

Neighbors in New Tampa apartments speak about Carbon Monoxide death
WTSP 10 News
Neighbors in the apartment complex where a young woman died, according to police, from carbon monoxide poisoning are still in shock over the incident. One woman described the victim, 23-year-old Rebecca Hawk, as a very nice person. ...

How to prevent post-storm carbon monoxide poisoning
Virginia Gazette
RICHMOND—Use of gas-powered appliances and charcoal or gas grills following Hurricane Irene can cause injuries and deaths due to carbon monoxide. Virginia Department of Health officials are urging people to to prevent carbon monoxide exposure, ...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

High CO Levels Found In Post Office; 17 Report Illness
EXETER, NH -- Seventeen workers became ill at the Exeter Post Office on Thursday morning after a contractor removing asbestos caused elevated levels of carbon monoxide inside the building, fire official said. Employees initially reported a strange ... COSA Notes that methylene chloride found in paint and adhesive removers is converted to CO in the liver after inhalation. Please note the following link.

It is also of note that test instruments utilized by first responders may be utilizing sensors cross sensitive to this poisonous gas which is also explosive. Most personal monitors for carbon monoxide will also be affected by certain combustible gases and register in PPM.

Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, ... in 1985) found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times ... that contain methylene chloride include paint strippers, adhesive removers, and ... Also, methylene chloride is converted to carbon monoxide in the body and ...

Two deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning could have been prevented
Truro Daily News
A carbon monoxide detector sitting on a shelf in a room next to where a poorly ventilated generator was running could have saved the lives of two people, said a provincial court judge. Judge Del Atwood, who sentenced Rotor Mechanical Services Limited ...

1 dead, 2 injured from carbon monoxide poisoning
Tampa Police say one person has died and two people are in the hospital after they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when a man in an apartment building left his car running inside a garage. Shortly after 9:30 am Thursday, a maintenance worker at the ...

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?