Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Awareness necessary to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
Le Mars Daily Sentinel By Amy Erickson
Winter weather is fast approaching and awareness and prevention practices are necessary to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, said Gary Junge, Plymouth County Emergency Management coordinator. Some of those practices include checking ...

West Ward Residents Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Patch.com By Tom Coombe
Five people in Easton's West Ward were hospitalized early Tuesday morning due to carbon monoxide poisioning. The news station says Easton firefighters were then called into investigate, but found no other residents with symptoms of carbon ...

Los Fresnos Family Survives Carbon Monoxide Scare
KRGV
LOS FRESNOS - A Los Fresnos family nearly became victims of a silent killer: carbon monoxide poisoning. It was a very close call. Carbon monoxide is called an odorless killer. It nearly took the lives of a family as they slept during the night. ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Aberdeen
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Aberdeen, WA - Two residence had to be transported to Community Hospital yesterday when firefighters found them at a home in the 200 block of King street suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Captain Dave Golding with the Aberdeen Fire Department ...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)

Wisconsin seeing more carbon monoxide poisoning
Superior Telegram
Calls to Wisconsin's Poison Control Center about carbon monoxide have increased in recent years. And, health officials are reminding homeowners that having a CO detector is law. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. ...

3 Adults, 2 Kids Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Leak in Bala Cynwyd
Patch.com
By Richard Weisgrau and Eric Campbell
A carbon monoxide leak caused five residents of a Bala Cynwyd apartment building to be hospitalized Tuesday morning, Lower Merion Fire Chief Chas McGarvey said. McGarvey said investigators determined a malfunction ...

9 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Hackensack
NorthJersey.com BY TARIQ ZEHAWI
HACKENSACK — Nine people were taken to the hospital early Monday afternoon with carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace flue at a Gamewell Street home, authorities said. Hackensack emergency officials treat people at the scene ...

Carbon monoxide sickens worker at Hendersonville job site
The Tennessean
Hendersonville firefighters evacuated a construction site Monday morning after high levels of carbon monoxide sickened a worker. The crew was at work on the site of a future Sam's Club at 301 Indian Lake Boulevard, when a worker became ill and rescue ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save 2 Different Families
WPBF West Palm Beach
Two different carbon monoxide scares, just two weeks apart, leave elderly couples thankful they had detectors for the noxious gas in their homes. The first happened Nov. 11 in The Grove community just east of Florida's Turnpike. ...

Military family says they were exposed to carbon monoxide in Lincoln Military home
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
“We're lucky to be alive,” says Amy Crum who stated that her family was exposed to carbon monoxide and gas leaks inside their Lincoln Military home for 14 days. Medical records showed the diagnosis in black and white; it was indeed carbon monoxide ...

Colder weather brings carbon monoxide warnings
KHAS-TV by Ginger ten Bensel
As the cold temperatures begin to bear down on Central Nebraska concerns of carbon monoxide poisoning rise. With wind chills plummeting to zero degrees this weekend it's just the beginning of the cold temperatures to come. ...

More homes adding carbon monoxide detectors
Kennebec Journal By Mechele Cooper
AUGUSTA -- The percentage of Maine apartments with carbon monoxide detectors nearly doubled in one year, from 34 percent in 2009 to 58 percent in 2010, because of a new state law.

Grand Prairie family glad to survive close call with charcoal fumes
Fire fighters also need treatment
WFAA
by REBECCA LOPEZ
GRAND PRAIRIE — Four members of a Grand Prairie family were rushed to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas Sunday night for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning. Al Shimary, a family member, spoke to News 8 on Monday. ...

States push to catch winter's silent killer with carbon monoxide alarms
USA Today By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY
To catch a silent killer that often strikes in winter, a growing number of states are requiring homes to install carbon monoxide detectors. While smoke alarms have been required in homes for decades, similar devices to detect ...

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 3 to hospital
abc7news.com
Fire officials in Hayward are reminding residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes after three people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning in the city this morning. Staff at Kaiser Permanente called the Hayward Fire ...

5 Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth By Elvira Sakmari
Five people in this Grand Prairie home were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after the family pulled a charcoal grill in to warm their home after grilling dinner. Five people in Grand Prairie, including one child, were taken to ...

Women's shelter evacuated in CO scare
CBC.ca
A Salvation Army women's shelter in Toronto was evacuated early Saturday morning after high levels of carbon monoxide set off detectors in the facility overnight. About 100 residents at the Salvation Army Evangeline Residence on Dundas West near Keele ...

Carbon Monoxide Detector Saves Lakewood Family
Yeshiva World News
Lakewood, NJ – A family was saved today, after a functioning Carbon Monoxide detector sounded in their home, TLS has learned. At about 11:45 AM, the Fire Department responded to a 14th Street home for a CO Alarm, police say, and upon arrival found the ...

Carbon monoxide kills two families
TopNews Arab Emirates
Halifax Fire Chief Bob Stout said the two families in a duplex on North Second Street were killed by the high level of carbon monoxide produces a basement coal stove. The poisonous gas couldn't escape from the home's chimney due to a mix of rain, ...

'Tis The Season For Carbon Monoxide
Ashland Current
With the return of chilly temperatures, health officials are reminding people to be aware of carbon monoxide (CO) dangers, and to be aware that state law now requires carbon monoxide detectors in residences. “The presence of carbon monoxide in homes is ...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 26, 2011

“Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.” Thucydides (460 BC – 395 BC)

Ethan Allen Hotel evacuated because of carbon monoxide
Danbury News Times
DANBURY -- Fire department officials said Carbon monoxide leaking from a improperly vented water boiler caused the Ethan Allen Hotel on Lake Avenue to evacuate its staff and guests Friday night. Hotel managers refused to comment on the incident. ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisons Three at St. Louis Home
KMOX.com
LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police say gas fumes are to blame for the carbon monoxide poisoning of three members of a family Friday night. St. Louis police were called to the home in the 5200 block of Quincy around 10:30 pm. They found a two-year-old ...

Carbon Monoxide Almost Kills Woman During Thanksgiving
WKRC TV Cincinnati
They had no idea that along with cooking their food, their gas fired oven had slowly been leaking carbon monoxide into their home. By the time everyone left to go to the hospital, the fumes had reached dangerous levels. Rebecca, the woman seen in this ...

Police: Carbon monoxide kills elderly Pa. woman
abc27
(AP) - Police in a Philadelphia suburb say an elderly woman and her dog have both died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a home. Abington Township police and fire personnel responded to the home shortly before 1 pm Friday after someone called to report ...

Recent incidents in central Pennsylvania serve as reminder of safeguarding ...
PennLive.com By MATTHEW KEMENY, The Patriot-News
The level of carbon monoxide, a deadly colorless and odorless gas, was high enough to kill the two families in a duplex on North Second Street when firefighters responded to a CO detector alarm in the evening, ...

CO detectors still save lives
Republican & Herald BY FRANK ANDRUSCAVAGE, Staff Writer
Although most people have working smoke detectors in their homes, the importance of carbon monoxide detectors is often underestimated or overlooked. Carbon monoxide sources such as ...

North Texas couple survives carbon monoxide poisoning
WFAA by JANET ST. JAMES
DALLAS - Richard and Margaret Harrington were both very near death last Friday after their furnace began leaking odorless carbon monoxide gas as they slept. Both survived. "I really would like to see you open your eyes," pleaded ...

Friday, November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011

“Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.” Julia Cameron (1948,)

20 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Chicago
CNN.com
Twenty people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when a grill was used inside a home during Thanksgiving festivities in Chicago on Thursday night.

SCIENCE and CARBON MONOXIDE
Monster Mash, or the case of the micro-spider's web
Biofuels Digest
Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech attempt a mash-up of their technologies – to produce isobutene from carbon monoxide gas – can it be done? Is this a pathway for future mash-ups? What exotic materials may result from this post-carbohydrate partnership? ...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Davenport couple suffer from carbon monoxide
Quad City Times
A Davenport couple are being treated at University Hospitals, Iowa City, for a life-threatening exposure to carbon monoxide, police said. John and Donna Christiansen were found unresponsive Tuesday in their northwest Davenport home and were taken to a ...

Firemen save life of painter exposed to fumes
The Hour By STEVE KOBAK hour staff writer
NORWALK-- Norwalk firefighters rescued a painter who was exposed to potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide while working in the basement of a West Rocks Road residence Wednesday afternoon. ...

Families thankful for surviving carbon monoxide scare
WFMZ Allentown
Several families are certainly thankful, a day after a carbon monoxide scare sent several people to the hospital. The extremely high level of gas was discovered Tuesday night inside a home in the 500 block of Green St. in Allentown, officials said. ...

Fire prevention enforced at event
Green Bay Press Gazette
Families were chosen randomly to be visited by a fire department and have their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors checked. Children were asked how often the detectors were to be checked and whether the family had an escape plan and a meeting place ...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

“Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance.” Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

Carbon monoxide nearly kills two LV residents found unconscious in their home
Pocono Record By MCT Information Services
A malfunctioning oil burner filled an Allentown row house with carbon monoxide, overcoming two of the residents who were found unconscious by a third resident around 10:40 pm Tuesday, a city fire official said. ...

Close call prompts reminder for CO detectors
Bemidji Pioneer
Five people, including three children, were found to have carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning when Bemidji firefighters responded to a call northeast of Bemidji. Five people, including three children, were found to have carbon monoxide poisoning ...

1st Annual Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Run This Thursday
The Beverly Hills Courier
One Beverly Hills resident and former Courier staff member transformed their tragic experience into a fun, exciting way to educate others about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. University of California, Santa Barbara sophomore Nikki Sedaghat ...

Follow up
Carbon monoxide poisons resident
The Barrie Advance CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP Firefighters, paramedics and police were called to a Clearview Township home on Nov.15 after a person was found unconscious due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The person was subsequently transported to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. The Clearview Fire Department is reminding people they should have a working carbon monoxide ...

Manila
DENR proposes common areas for fireworks to cut emissions
Sun.Star
These pollutants lead to the formation of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide. They also get trapped in smog that blankets the air afterwards, aggravated by the cold weather and the above-average rainfall ...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Couple showed "no signs" of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Echo By Gina Marden 
A CONSULTANT at Basildon Hospital said a couple who died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning showed “no signs” of the illness when they were treated. Pamela Cox, 56 and her husband Leslie, 58, were found dead at their home in ... COSA Note: This medical community presented with the most common of carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms apparently is not prepared to recognize and test for increased COHb% levels in the victims/patients. 

The following quote from the article really says it all about how ignorant the health care provider community is when it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms. These symptoms are presented to HCP’s every day and CO poisoning isn’t even a slight burp of a thought. “Two days before their death Mr. Cox was taken to Basildon Hospital by ambulance suffering dizziness and vomiting and whilst there his wife collapsed. Despite that neither was diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning.“ No diagnosis from the symptoms? That is like saying that people poisoned by carbon monoxide at an indoor monster truck rally are sickened by the "Silent Killer". 

Follow up
Carbon monoxide not ruled out as cause of deaths
Martinsville Bulletin By ASHLEY JACKSON - Bulletin Staff Writer
Autopsies conducted Monday on the bodies of two people found dead inside a Collinsville home showed no indications that anything other than carbon monoxide poisoning led to their deaths, but more testing must ...

CO Awareness Week, UK
Reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning over winter
Rochdale Online
At the Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week the Health Protection Agency is advising people to have their fossil fuel and wood burning appliances - such as boilers, heaters and cookers - checked by an appropriately registered engineer before the winter sets ...

Carbon monoxide poisonings in Armenian regions
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Armenian Police Force's Martuni City Precinct on Sunday received a call that two residents of Artsvanist village were taken to hospital, for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. It was found out they were poisoned at home because of carbon monoxide ...

Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

“I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.”
George Carlin (1937-2008)

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 4 In Orange County
WESH Orlando
Orange County firefighters said they found dangerous carbon monoxide levels in an apartment on Sunday, after four patients were taken to a hospital. Firefighters were called to the Woodridge Apartments, a gated community at 7201 Woodridge Park Dr., ...

High carbon monoxide reading leads to gas service shut-down in Jersey City ...
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com By Ken Thorbourne
High carbon monoxide readings led to gas service being shut off Saturday at a four-story building at 360 Pacific Ave., Jersey City fire officials said. Each of the four apartments in the building has its own water ...

Church-goers show carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms
Edmonton Journal By Journal Staff, edmontonjournal.com
EDMONTON - Multiple people were suffering from symptoms related to carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday night after visiting a downtown Edmonton church earlier in the day, fire officials say. ...

Carbon monoxide leak in Catford flat
This is Local London By Nina Massey  
THREE people have been taken to hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at a block of flats in Catford. Firefighters were called at around 10.48 last night to reports of a carbon monoxide alarm going off in Iona Close. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4000 people to A&E each year
dh.gov.uk
To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week today, the Chief Medical Officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. “We can all prevent these avoidable tragedies by making sure gas and fuel appliances are ...

Carbon monoxide leak in Leverington home
Fenland Today
A FAMILY had a narrow escape on Saturday evening after a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their home. A resident of Gorefield Road, Leverington called 999 at 9pm when their carbon monoxide alarm went off. The resident told the control operator that ...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011

“The heart will break, but broken live on.” Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Aspen Hill residents hospitalized Friday for carbon monoxide poisoning
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
by Susan Singer-Bart, Staff Writer
Three Aspen Hill residents were taken to the hospital Friday night after being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a faulty furnace in their apartment. Firefighters were called to an apartment in the 14200 block of ...

At least 25 sickened by tractor exhaust at Farm Show Complex
PennLive.com
The people were treated at the scene by Harrisburg firefighters and ambulance crews for carbon monoxide poisoning after the Mid-Atlantic Antique Tractor Super Pull. A test of the air in the building showed there was four times the permissible amount of ...

Manitowoc-area officials warn carbon monoxide leak a risk in winter
Herald Times Reporter bySarah Kloepping
Photo illustration by Sue Pischke
Eric Schaus, service technician at Schaus Roofing and Mechanical Contractors of Manitowoc, uses a combustion analyzer to test for carbon monoxide gas and furnace efficiency in a furnace ventilation system.

Three Treated for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
580 CFRA Radio
A 43-year-old woman and two girls were treated at the scene with a high concentration of oxygen, and were symptom free when they arrived at hospital. Ottawa Firefighters on scene confirmed that carbon monoxide was present inside the home.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 19, 2011

“One man's ‘magic’ is another man's engineering.”
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

3 Injured In Carbon Monoxide Exposure Incident At Silver Spring Apartment
WUSA 9
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Three people are being treated after being exposed to carbon monoxide at a Silver Spring apartment building, says a Montgomery County Fire official. The garden-style apartment building is located at 14200 Wolf Creek Pl. ...

More Maine apartments have carbon monoxide detectors this year
The Republic
AP AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine health officials say the percentage of rental units with carbon monoxide detectors has nearly doubled in a year's time. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the number jumped from 34 percent in 2009 to 58 ...

Emergency management reminds folks of carbon monixide hazard
Columbia Basin Herald
MOSES LAKE - With winter arriving, Grant County Emergency Management reminds people about the hazards of fuel-powered appliances and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed ...

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011

“It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.”  Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

Wilmington Fire Department to receive carbon monoxide alarms
Brandywine East Community News By Vivian Gomez
Delmarva Powers Emergency Services Partnership donated 200 carbon monoxide safety alarms to the Wilmington Fire Department during a special event on Monday, Nov. 14, at Fire Station # 1, 400 West Second St., Wilmington. ...

Rockport Police/Fire: Carbon monoxide leak sends woman to hospital
Gloucester Daily Times By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
ROCKPORT — Rockport Ambulance transported a Gott Street woman to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester on Wednesday at 3:18 pm after the Fire Department responded to her residence for a carbon monoxide alarm. ...

Final cost of monoxide defense for county, city nearly $260000
Aspen Daily News by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
The legal defense of a former building inspector once charged with four felonies in the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family — counts that were dismissed weeks before trial — cost the city ...

Source of carbon monoxide unknown
Western Star
Members of the Corner Brook Fire Department respond to elevated levels of carbon monoxide at Humber Motors Ford Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Elevated levels of carbon monoxide forced the closure of Humber Motors Ford Thursday, but the business should be ...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

“Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.” Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

Nearly 100 evacuated from West Palm Beach rehab center after carbon monoxide alarm
Palm Beach Post
At 8:52 am, West Palm Beach Fire Rescue responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at the Rehabilitation Center-Palm Beach at 301 Northpoint Parkway. Fire-rescue crews are reporting that at least one patient has been transported to St. Mary's Medical Center, ...

Carbon Monoxide Detector Saves Superior Family
FOX 21 Online
SUPERIOR - “We were pretty upset just trying to figure out and making sure there wasn't any other problems like a gas leak, said Lee Danielson, who was woken up out of his sleep by an alarming CO detector set off by a malfunctioned exhaust in the ...

AUSTRIA
Thirteen people hospitalised after carbon monoxide leak
Austrian Times
Thirteen people were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak yesterday (Weds) in Blumau, Austria. Alfred H., 81, called his son complaining of breathing problems at around 4.30am. The son called the emergency services and raced round to his father's ...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

CO poisoning scares AL couple
Albert Lea Tribune
When the carbon monoxide detector beeped on Sunday at the Sturtz household in the Shoreland Heights neighborhood, suddenly it all made sense. It all began the Monday before. Lisa had severe migraines and felt sick to her stomach. ... COSA NOTE and question: These victims had an alarm and it sounded off. They had been experiencing migraines and other symptoms for over a week before the alarm sounded. A low level carbon monoxide alarm would have alerted them to the symptom causing and undetected levels that they experienced, but would they have gotten their furnace looked at if they did not have any symptoms when the alarm sounded?

Residents at 7 apartments evacuated for carbon monoxide leak; 1 person ...
Corpus Christi Caller Times By Michelle Villarreal
CORPUS CHRISTI — Residents at an apartment complex were evacuated early Tuesday for a carbon monoxide leak. Corpus Christi firefighters responded about 2:05 am to Normandy Village Apartments, 4848 South Alameda St., ...

Madison Issues Warning About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Patch.com By Pem McNerney
First Selectman Fillmore McPherson issued a warning Monday about carbon monoxide poisoning cases related to the use of generators in recent storms. While the town has experienced no deaths that he knows of, he said, the town did have ...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011

“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.”
Publilius Syrus (85 BC-43 BC)

Woman dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
The Republic
AP TRENTON, ND — The Williams County Sheriff says a 49-year-old woman died Sunday of apparent carbon monoxide Poisoning in a camper near Trenton. Sheriff Scott Busching tells the Bismarck Tribune that the woman was living with ...

Frat evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels | News ...
Centredaily.com
The Sigma Chi fraternity, 400 E. Prospect Ave., was evacuated Saturday morning after the regional code agency determined carbon monoxide levels were high in the house, making it unsafe, State College police said.

FOLLOW UP
Dog helps save family from carbon monoxide
abc7chicago.com
Members of a South Side family say they believe their dog saved their lives when a carbon monoxide leak made them sick.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
Fran├žois-Marie Arouet AKA Voltaire (1694-1778)

Bradley: Carbon monoxide forces hotel evacuation
Kankakee Daily Journal By Rob Laird
A faulty heater is being blamed for leaking carbon monoxide into a swimming pool area Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Bradley, forcing the evacuation of more than 300 people and sending 16 to the hospital. ...

4 ill after carbon monoxide leak in Englewood home
Chicago Sun-Times A 52-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and two children became ill Sunday night from elevated carbon monoxide levels in a South Side Englewood neighborhood home. Fire Media Affairs reported at 11:35 pm that a Level 1 Hazmat response was called to the ...

High carbon monoxide reading leads to gas service shut-down in Jersey City ...
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com By Ken Thorbourne
High carbon monoxide readings led to gas service being shut off Saturday at a four-story building at 360 Pacific Ave., Jersey City fire officials said. Each of the four apartments in the building has its own water ...

 Bell ringers overcome by carbon monoxide fumes
Telegraph.co.uk
Six bell ringers were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes as they called villagers to the Remembrance Sunday service from the bell tower. The campanologists were rushed to hospital after a faulty heating boiler belched out the toxic cloud, ...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011

“We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.” Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Millcreek teen dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
GoErie.com
A 14-year-old boy died on Friday night after accidentally suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a Millcreek Township residence on Wednesday, authorities said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said it learned of Matthew Mourton's death at ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills Pa. dad after boy
Beaver County Times
A western Pennsylvania man who was overcome by carbon dioxide poisoning in his mobile home has died a day after his 14-year-old son. A UPMC Presbyterian official tells the Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/uvdGpl) that 66-year-old Ronald Mourton died ...

Relatives of four killed by carbon monoxide in Aspen-area home to keep ...
Denver Post By Jason Blevins 
The Lofgrens, Parker, Caroline, Sophie, 8, and Owen, 10, died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in '08. (Photo provided by family ) This month has been rough for Hildy Feurbach. A federal judge in Denver on Nov. 2 dismissed her family's ...

ENGLAND
Wibsey couple 'hours from death' by carbon monoxide poisoning
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
A young couple who were just hours away from possible death from carbon monoxide poisoning have urged people to check for the “silent killer”. Sarah Conway and Ben Petty, both 22, had to be rushed to Bradford Royal Infirmary from their home in St ...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011

“Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.”
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Man Hospitalized After Smoking From Hookah
WLKY Louisville
"The surprising risk is carbon monoxide poisoning," said Henry Spiller with the Kentucky Poison Control Center. The Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center said elevated levels of carbon monoxide from smoking a hookah pipe caused the 20-year-old to ...

HISD: Barnett Stadium safe, but investigation ongoing into what sickened 22 ...
KHOU
Officials believe the elevated carbon monoxide levels may have been caused by the emergency vehicles' idling engines. Tests on at least two of the students who fell ill showed an elevated level of carbon monoxide in their blood streams. ...

Carbon monoxide scare evacuates Brooklyn apartment building ...
WABC-TV
NEW YORK -- Six people were overcome after carbon monoxide fumes filled a building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. The victims, three ...

Point Reyes poisoning case underscores need to install carbon monoxide detectors
Marin Independent-Journal By Nels Johnson
A Point Reyes Station family of four was back home and feeling fine this week after a close call in which they were poisoned by deadly carbon monoxide fumes from a faulty heater. "The family is doing well," said Marin County Fire Chief ...

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011

“An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
Orlando A. Battista (1917-1995)

VICTIMS OF CO POISONING SPEAK OUT
Carbon Monoxide – the Silent Killer
Patch.com By Billie Bakhshi
It felt like the flu, but I sent my husband off on his retreat to Saint Joseph in the Hills anyway. With a new job and new baby on the way, it seemed like it might be the last chance he'd have to spend time in prayer and meditation ...

Sixth carbon monoxide week - 21 November
H&V News
Lynn Griffths founded the charity in July 2005 after she was poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO) for over a decade and her two children were poisoned in the womb, even though they were born eight years apart. One 24th November, one month before Christmas ...

COSA NOTE: This article states carbon monoxide concentrations in a building were discovered in % and not in parts per million (PPM), The %’s given as what was found and what was left was over 100,000 PPM. We believe this is incorrectly reported. Note however, that a man was poisoned none the less.
Office evacuated Carbon monoxide leak hospitalizes man
Columbia Daily Herald By CHRISTINE SEIBER
A man was transported to Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after high levels of the odorless gas were detected where he worked, fire department officials said. ...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011

“Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.” Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)

Expectant mother brings carbon monoxide concerns to CBS Atlanta
WGCL Atlanta
An expectant mother is worried about a carbon monoxide leak in her Morrow apartment. Ann Hightower said she's problems with a leak several times this year. She's concerned something worse could happen if it's not addressed immediately. ...

FAIR OAKS - Two people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning ...
News10.net
When crews arrived at the home, they determined that the two people had carbon monoxide poisoning, Cockrum said. Crews found a gas powered electrical generator in the an enclosed garage that was most likely the source of the carbon monoxide. ...

Burns, carbon monoxide poisoning killed Taylor woman
Citizens Voice
A 63-year-old woman found dead next to her bed after a fire spread through her Taylor home Tuesday night was killed because of the combined effects of carbon monoxide poisoning and body burns, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said Wednesday. ...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

“The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.” Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Avoid tragedy: Follow these steps to prevent carbon monoxide exposure
Foothills Media Group JOHN A. KISSEL
There have been several recent reports of possible carbon monoxide-related deaths here in north-central Connecticut and around and around the state. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims' families and friends. ...

Calif. Family Hospitalized after Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - News ...
JEMS Emergency Medical Services By Nicole
A family of four poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from a faulty heater at their Point Reyes Station home was doing fine Monday morning after being whisked to Marin General Hospital by county paramedics. The parents, along with their son ...

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN POSTED AT THE WEBSITE OF CO-EXPERTS FOR QUITE A WHILE. This is not a new study but one that has been overlooked.The University of California Los Angeles's Tobacco-related Disease Research Program;  How chronic exposure to tiny levels of carbon monoxide damages hearing in young ears:

FINDINGS: UCLA scientists have discovered how chronic exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide [CO] damages the inner ear, resulting in permanent hearing loss. At the Ca/OSHA's exposure limit of 0.0025 percent -- or 25 parts per million CO in the air -- the gas creates oxidative stress, a condition that damages the cochlear cells, leading to impairment of the auditory nerves.

CONTEXT: Tobacco smoke, gas heaters, stoves and ovens all emit CO, which can rise to high concentrations in poorly ventilated homes. Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to CO exposure because they spend a great deal of time in the home. NO policies exist to mandate regulation of CO in the home.

IMPACT: This is the first time that inhaled CO has been linked to oxidative stress, a known risk in many disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Multi Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, Anemia, Asthma, and other Respiratory Problems.  

Tobacco smoke, which contains CO, also aggravates many of these diseases. The UCLA findings highlight the need for policy makers to reexamine the regulation of CO due to car exhaust, tobacco smoke, smog, and heating and cooking appliances; as well as any and all sources of carbon monoxide.

“I urge ALL of you to read the list of other UCLA and other leading medical studies highlighted in this next link http://www.coexperts.com/miracle.htm "
A Lifetime Dedicated to Health & Life Safety,
George E. Kerr, President / Founder,
C O – Experts www.coexperts.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

“To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Carbon monoxide is nothing to fool around with
Deseret News By Sherry Young 
Blissfully asleep, I was pulled from my dreams by the shrill sound of our carbon monoxide alarm. My husband, Grit, was a bit panicked. He'd tried resetting the alarm then had to take it outside where it stopped. ...

Olathe businesses evacuated after carbon monoxide report
Kansas City Star
Olathe fire officials evacuated three businesses in a strip center on 119th Street today after a report of carbon monoxide. A call came in shortly after 11 am reporting people affected by the gas at the Noodles & Co. restaurant at 15208 W. 119th St. ...

British tragedy includes misdiagnosis
Gas fumes kill couple as they cuddle on sofa after being sent home from hospital
Mirror.co.uk By Louie Smith 
GRANDPARENTS Leslie and Pamela Cox were sent home from hospital despite having symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Hours later they were gassed to death. The couple died in each other's arms on their sofa as they succumbed ...

SCIEND & HEALTH
Carbon Monoxide -- The Silent Calmer?
HealthCanal.com
According to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings. Found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators, CO has been dubbed the "silent ...

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

“What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.” Virgil (70 BC- 19 BC)

Sisters hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure
Salt Lake Tribune By Sheena McFarland
Two West Valley City sisters are in stable condition after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday evening. The two girls, ages 10 and 12, were inside their closed garage in the 2700 South block of 2800 West that was being ...

Carbon monoxide deadly in enclosed rooms
Porterville Recorder
SACRAMENTO — The Air Resources Board, CalFire, Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Department of Public Health are urging Californians to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning by having detectors installed and gas appliances inspected. ...

Protecting Your Home From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
KEYT
Today kicks off carbon monoxide awareness week. And fire officials say now is the time to make sure you have working detectors in your home. Carbon monoxide, otherwise known as "The silent killer," is responsible for more than 200 deaths a year. ...

Two Overcome by Carbon Monoxide in Warren
WKBN/WYFX-TV
Two females were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the house they were in.

ENGLAND
Gas Engineers Fined Over Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Cardiff
Build.co.uk
An engineer called in to investigate a gas leak in an office block was nearly killed by carbon monoxide poisoning following faulty work on a boiler. Cardiff Magistrates' Court heard John Courtney, 55, from Penarth, was almost overcome by deadly fumes ...

INDIA
PwC executive death: Carbon monoxide, not laptop electrocution, caused death
Times of India
The post-mortem report on 34-year-old consultant of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sayan Chowdhury confirmed that the death caused by his inhaling of Carbon Monooxide (CO) in his sleep at his home in the southern fringe of the city. ...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 6, 2011

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
Arthur Golden (1956,)

Carbon monoxide danger grows in winter months
Herald Times Reporter
1 requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all existing and newly constructed buildings used for sleeping purposes, according to a news release from the city of Manitowoc. The law is retroactive and includes all single-family, two-family, multiple-family ...

Sharon sculptor's carbon monoxide poisoning death leaves void in art community
Torrington Register Citizen
When Sharon firefighters entered the residence and measured the inside air, they determined that there was a high concentration of carbon monoxide. A faulty muffler on a generator used to bring power to the home in the aftermath of Winter Storm Alfred ...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 5, 2011

“Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Changing Clocks means changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
KLEW
Many fire safety websites say when you change your clocks, you should also change something else, and that's the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Fire safety websites recommend changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide ...

Wellfleet man dies in apparent carbon monoxide poisoning accident
Wicked Local By Marilyn Miller
In an apparent accident, Lawrence “Larry” Peters, 79, died of carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday afternoon in his garden shed off Aunt Mary Road in Wellfleet. The death is still under investigation by the state police, but relatives ...

2 Overcome By Carbon Monoxide
NBC Connecticut By Bob Connors
Two people were overcome by carbon monoxide inside a Meriden restaurant Friday. Workers showed up at La Fontana Restaurant at 464 Colony Street ...

Elderly Holland Twp. couple apparently killed by carbon monoxide from gas ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com By Richard Khavkine/The Star-Ledger
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — An elderly Hunterdon County couple found dead in their home Thursday ...An elderly couple were found dead in their Holland Township home last night, apparently killed by carbon monoxide.

Freak Carbon Monoxide Scare at Westport Office Building
Patch.com By Patrick Barnard
About a dozen employees were reportedly evacuated from an office building on Wilton Road Tuesday morning after unsafe levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside the building. As per published reports, firefighters determined the ...

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.” Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

RHODE ISLANDCouple survives carbon monoxide leak
Providence Eyewitness News
But earlier this week, the life the couple has built together was nearly destroyed by carbon monoxide poisoning. Now the Oleans are sharing their story with Eyewitness news, in hopes of warning other residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide and ...

COLORADO
Judge drops criminal cases in carbon monoxide fatalities
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The criminal cases against a subcontractor and a former building inspector, both indicted by a grand jury for the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a Denver family of four, came to an abrupt end Thursday when a judge ruled that the statute of ...

CONNECTICUT
Community mourning loss of ex-Greenwich man
Danbury News Times
He died earlier this week from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in connection with the storm. Cryer has been a friend of the Rothschild family for three decades.

MASSACHUSSETTES
Treating carbon monoxide poisoning at Baystate Health
WSHM-TV
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM/AP) - Baystate Medical Center's hyperbaric chamber can be a vital part of life-saving treatment. "Sometime, the first time you find someone has carbon monoxide around is when they're passed out," said Dr. Patrick Lee of Baystate Medical Center.

PENNSYLVANIA and EVERYWHERE
Change smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector batteries when changing clocks ...
witf.org
Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they turn their clocks back one hour. “Installing and maintaining smoke and carbon ...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

“When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy.” Carter Burwell (1955,)

MASSACHUSSETTES
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills Worcester man
Boston.com
A 47-year-old Worcester resident is dead after he was apparently overcome by toxic carbon monoxide fumes from a generator running in a garage that had no ventilation. Michael Murphy was found Wednesday after colleagues at the city's public works ...

Carbon monoxide dangers during outage
WWLP 22News The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning persists for Western Massachusetts residents who are trying to stay warm five days after the storm. Customers flocked to the Home Depot in West Springfield to purchase generators. ...

CONNECTICUT
Carbon Monoxide Death Toll Rising
Hartford Courant By The Hartford Courant Staff
The Hartford Courant An East Hartford woman who was cooking with charcoal inside her home and a Bloomfield woman who ran a generator in her basement both died of apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning on Wednesday, ...

MISSOURI
Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of St. Louis County man
STLtoday.com BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS 
A man who was using a generator inside a small side room of a home died Tuesday, apparently after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, authorities say. The St. Louis County medical examiner's office said the man, ...

OREGON: Follow up
Carbon monoxide poisoning victims recovering
KPTV.com By FOX 12 Staff
Officials say most, if not all, of the nine women treated for carbon monoxide poisoning late Tuesday night should be released from the hospital by Thursday afternoon. The women were all at the Northeast Baptist Church at 6701 NE ...

IOWA: Ice rink investigation update
Children fall ill at ice facility; carbon monoxide suspected
DesMoinesRegister.com
Urbandale Fire Chief Jerry Holt said that carbon monoxide was the main suspect but that no elevated levels of carbon monoxide could be found. “There was nothing found in the air quality at Metro Ice Sports Facility that would make anyone acutely ill,” ...

WISCONSIN: Landlord responsibilities noted
 Carbon monoxide incident is reminder that detectors can help save lives
Appleton Post Crescent Dan Powers/Post-Crescent
HOW CAN I BE EXPOSED TO CARBON MONOXIDE? ... A potentially fatal disaster at an apartment building early Sunday serves as a reminder of the lethal effects of carbon monoxide, especially as the weather cools down and furnaces are turned up.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011

“Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation, suddenly paled and sickened.” Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

MINNESOTA
Becker man victim of carbon monoxide poisoning
St. Cloud Times
BECKER — A man was found unconscious early this morning from an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. Sherburne County deputies were called at 4:20 am to a home at 13265-91st St. in Becker. Deputies found Dylan Olson, 20, unconscious and lying on the ...

CONNECTICUT
Ten hospitalized from carbon monoxide
WTNH Video
Ten people in Meriden were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide scare early Tuesday morning.

OREGON
Carbon monoxide blamed for Ore. church illnesses
The Columbian
(AP) -- A Portland fire spokesman says carbon monoxide from a furnace is to blame for the symptoms that sickened nearly a dozen people Tuesday night at a northeast Portland church. Spokesman Paul Corah says 11 of about 15 people at the Northeast ...

MASSACHUSSETTES
Lowell family overcome by carbon monoxide
FireEngineering.com
LOWELL -- A 14-month-old girl, a 6-year-old boy and an elderly woman were all hospitalized after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide inside a Pine Street home where a generator was left running indoors on Tuesday. Police and emergency crews ...

Two die of carbon monoxide poisoning
Boston.com By John M. Guilfoil, Globe Staff
Two people died today after being overcome by carbon monoxide in their home in Palmer, according to the state Department of Fire Services. Fire officials said the carbon monoxide came from an “alternative heating ...

WORKPLACE SAFETY
Toxic gas sickens CU employees
Springfield News-Leader Nathan Papes / News-Leader 
Springfield firefighters encountered extremely high levels of dangerous carbon monoxide gas during a fire Monday night at the John Twitty Energy Center. The toxic gas sent three CU workers to the hospital with varying degrees ...

IOWA
CARBON MONOXIDE: Hockey players are evacuated from a local ice arena and two ...
WHO-TV
Officials say they Carbon Monoxide from the Zamboni is most likely the culprit, however the incident is still under investigation. Fire and police officials say two were transported to the hospital for precautionary measures. ...

NEW HAMPSHIRE
November is carbon monoxide awareness month
Nashua Telegraph
November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month as carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a greater risk during the heating season. DO have your fuel-burning appliances – including oil and gas furnaces, gas water heaters, gas ranges and ovens, gas dryers, ...

Merrimack inundated with calls, including for carbon monoxide
Nashua Telegraph
Calls for carbon monoxide were due to faulty detectors and to the presence of the deadly gas inside buildings. No one was transported to a hospital because of CO poisoning at least in the last 24 hours, Simpson said. CO entered buildings because ...

NEW YORK
Carbon monoxide incident in Oakfield
WIVB OAKFIELD, NY - Oakfield Fire Chief Sean Downing says there was an incident involving carbon monoxide at a home on Forest, in the Village of Oakfield in Genesee County. The chief says when they got to the home, some residents were outside but ...