Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” Roger Staubach (1942)

Three Sickened by Carbon Monoxide in Eatontown By Shannon K. Winning
Carbon monoxide detectors can save lives from what is known as the silent killer. Michael Ratcliffe If you've been meaning to get a carbon monoxide detector, but just haven't fit it in between work and chauferring the kids, ...

Forklift caused Rochester business evacuation Monday
By Tuesday morning, things were back to normal at the Spaulding Avenue Industrial complex, after high levels of carbon monoxide caused an evacuation of about 30 people Monday afternoon. Just before 2 pm Monday, ...

Carbon monoxide bill clears Senate
Daily Mail
Charleston - The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring hotels and other facilities to have carbon monoxide detectors. Senate Judiciary Chairman Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, said the bill was "borne out of a tragic accident" in arguing for its ...

Bill requiring monoxide monitors in RVs passes
(AP) - A bill that will require working carbon monoxide detectors in leased recreational vehicles is on its way to the Tennessee governor's office for his signature. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Tim Barnes and state Rep.

Carbon monoxide: Staying safe from the silent killer
Chicago Tribune
Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas claims approximately 300 lives a year and is the No. 1 cause of poisoning deaths in the nation, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Guest Column: CO alarms help keep people safe
Tragedy nearly struck the community of Upper Darby, when eight people – a pregnant woman and her young son, and two other parents and their three young children – were narrowly saved from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by a CO alarm.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

“Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899 bio link)

Multiple Rochester businesses evacuated for carbon monoxide concern
Nearly 30 people were evacuated due to high levels of carbon monoxide found at a local facility Monday afternoon. Carbon monoxide detectors on 20 Spaulding Ave., a building that contains multiple businesses, ...

Knowledge can prevent a tragedy
Haliburton County Echo By Darren Lum
The sad reality about carbon monoxide poisoning is that it can be confused for the flu and lead to tragic consequences. A couple of months ago an entire Whitehorse, Yukon family of four (plus a renter) succumbed to carbon monoxide ...

Carbon Monoxide Protection Bill passes Tennessee House and Senate
Clarksville Online
Nashville, TN – A bill sponsored by Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes and Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts to protect renters of recreation vehicles from carbon monoxide poisoning passed both the House and Senate on Monday.

Your Stories: Installing carbon monoxide detectors
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- One of our Your Stories viewers wants to be sure his family is protected from the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, but he's gotten some conflicting information about where to install detectors in his home.

Let's replace coal with gas, oil
Victoria Times Colonist
Coal-fired power plants produce carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds which form ozone, mercury, arsenic, lead and smaller amounts of cadmium and other toxic heavy metals. While those with the best ...

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

“The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.” Eli Khamarov (1948,)

2 overcome by carbon monoxide in East Lampeter home
Lancaster Newspapers By RYAN ROBINSON
Two men were taken to the hospital after suffering high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning today in East Lampeter Township, an official said. The incident happened at about 9 am at a home at 242 Railroad Ave., Bird-in-Hand, ...

CO Detector Bill On Way To Senate Floor
West Virginia MetroNews
The chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee says a carbon monoxide detector bill is the "next step for safety." Sen. Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, says the bill, which passed the committee Friday morning, is in response to the Jan.

Three treated for carbon monoxide
BBC News
Three people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a property in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. One man was found unconscious outside the flat at Station Road just after 04:00 GMT on Sunday. Another man and a woman inside the property were led ...

Gas flues made safe after carbon monoxide gas leak
Ealing Gazette
A developer has been ordered to replace hundreds of gas flues on a new housing estate after nine people were poisoned by a dangerous carbon monoxide leak. Taylor Wimpey, builders of the Grand Union Village, off Ruislip Road, Northolt, was told to make ...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 25, 2012

“Never trust sheep.” Ryan Stiles (1959)

2 overcome by carbon monoxide in East Lampeter home
Lancaster Newspapers By RYAN ROBINSON 
Two men were taken to the hospital after suffering high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning today in East Lampeter Township, an official said. The incident happened at about 9 am at a home at 242 Railroad Ave., Bird-in-Hand, ...

Carbon Monoxide Death of St. Louis Woman Leads to Giveaway of Free Detectors
She was a mother of ten who died earlier this month after being overcome by carbon monoxide in her home. Now an alarm manufacturer and the St. Louis fire department are giving out 150 free carbon monoxide detectors to prevent more ...

Rye Fire Inspector on Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
The Daily Rye by Luke Lavoie 
RYE, NY -- Two years ago this week a law went into effect regarding the implementation and upkeep of carbon monoxide alarms in homes statewide. This law is known as Amanda's Law and is named after Buffalo teenager Amanda Hansen, ...

Mystique Ice Center Touts Ventilation System
Last fall, several Des Moines-area children were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide at a local ice rink. On any given Friday or Saturday night in the winter, the Mystique Ice Arena is packed with hockey fans.

Developing drug molecules for therapy with carbon monoxide ...
RSC Publishing
The use of Carbon Monoxide (CO) as a therapeutic agent has already been tested in human clinical trials. Pre-clinically, CO gas administration proved ...

Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

“We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.”
Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993 bio link) 

Possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Denison
DENISON, TX - A caterpillar worker had to be rushed to the hospital after possible carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday. Denison fire officials say around 11 o'clock they got a call from the Caterpillar plant off of 1417 about a woman forklift operator ...

Carbon monoxide close call by Castanet Staff –
Story 71449:  Tragedy was averted after a carbon monoxide alarm sounded Wednesday night in a home on Horizon Drive in West Kelowna. Assistant Fire Chief, Darren Lee, says the family called 911 to report the alarm but indicated no one ...

Indoor ice rinks need tougher air quality rules, Braley says
The issue was prompted by a November incident at the Metro Ice Sports Facility in Urbandale, where two children were hospitalized and others sickened from what emergency officials believe was carbon monoxide poisoning. Braley held a news conference at ...

Carbon monoxide remains a threat during winter months
North Platte Telegraph By Andrew Bottrell
Despite the mild winter season, Nebraskans still need to be cautious of carbon monoxide during the winter months. Space heaters, heating equipment in poor repair and using grills inside can ...

More than 100 die of Carbon Monoxide poisoning
The Portugal News
More than 100 people in Portugal have died between 2005 and 2011 of carbon monoxide poisoning, with most victims being in the north of Portugal, according to statistics released by the National Legal Medical Institute (INML). During the past six years, ...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

“It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium.”
Wilson Greatbatch (1919-2011, bio link)

2 infants treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Two women and two infants, overcome by carbon monoxide Wednesday night in Brentwood, were taken to Southside ...

Beaufort considers requiring carbon monoxide detectors
Hilton Head Island Packet
Carbon monoxide detectors may become a requirement for new and renovated homes in the city of Beaufort where poisoning is possible, those with gas appliances or attached garages among them. The state likely will make the detectors mandatory in the near ...

Police investigating carbon monoxide scare near Bay City's Banks District
The Bay City Times - By Cole Waterman
BAY CITY — Bay City police are investigating a carbon monoxide scare reported Tuesday near the city's Banks District. Bay City firefighters responded to the situation in the 1500 block of Marquette Avenue around ...

Residents get free carbon monoxide check
OSWEGO, NY -- A local heating contractor gave carbon monoxide checks free of charge Wednesday in Oswego County. 'Breathe Easy CNY Heating and Cooling' conducted these free checks on the second anniversary of Amanda's Law, which was made in honor of ...

Court hears gas fitter's 'botched job' killed millionaire's daughter
This is Bath
A jury has heard harrowing details of how the daughter of Future Publishing founder Chris Anderson died from carbon monoxide poisoning because of a faulty gas boiler. Zoe Anderson, 24, was overcome by the toxic fumes at her family's home in Sion Road ...

Gaziantep Municipality to distribute 5000 carbon monoxide detectors
Today's Zaman
The Gaziantep Municipality will distribute 5000 carbon monoxide detectors to families in the province as part of an effort to prevent incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning, which are frequent in the province. Speaking about the plan, Gaziantep Mayor ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.”
Thomas Huxley (1825-1895)

Family hospitalized, apartments evacuated after carbon monoxide leak
KENS 5 TV by Marvin Hurst
SAN ANTONIO -- Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide floated through a northeast-side apartment building on Monday night, prompting an evacuation and sending one family to the hospital, San Antonio firefighters said.

Series of mistakes blamed for carbon monoxide death
Daily Mail - Charleston
This photo, provided by the South Charleston Fire Department as part of its report on the deadly carbon monoxide leak at the Holiday Inn Express along Corridor G late last month, shows the disconnected ventilation pipe thought to be the source of the ...

Carbon monoxide detectors just as important as smoke detectors
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Central Square -- If you don't have a carbon monoxide detector in your home already, you're supposed to. Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Amanda's Law, which mandates that carbon monoxide detectors be inside your house.

Climate Change: Good for Business?
Huffington Post (blog)
It also contains carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, ozone and particulate matter (like soot). Even as some remain skeptical about the impact of these on the environment at a macro-level, we can all agree that these are not healthy things ...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

“The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law.” Henri Poincare (1854-1912)

10-year-old girl hailed a hero for saving family's life
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Prattsburgh (WETM-TV) -– After a near-death experience from carbon monoxide poisoning, the Mark family of Steuben County is back at home and on the road to recovery. But the family wouldn't be here today, if it weren't for the heroic actions of ...

Gas incident sends 5 to Addison Gilbert Hospital 
Gloucester Daily Times By Stephanie Bergman Staff Writer
A malfunction in some propane-fired trucks reportedly drove carbon monoxide levels high enough to send five people to Addison Gilbert Hospital and forced employees at Mortillaro Lobsters to evacuate their building in ...

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

“The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.”
Warren G. Bennis (1925,)

Children treated for carbon monoxide inhalation after school bus evacuation ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press By DAISY WALLAGE
Four children were treated for carbon monoxide inhalation after their school bus was evacuated near Swaffham this morning (Monday). To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address ...

Eight People Exposed to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in New Haven
NBC Connecticut
Eight people, all adults, were evacuated from their home Saturday night for carbon monoxide poisoning, according to fire officials. Fire crews, along with a local gas company, responded to a home on 522 Ferry Street just before 11:00 pm and found high ...

Need to adequately regulate carbon monoxide detectors
Leitrim Observer
Following considerable pressure from MEP Higgins Commissioner Dalli has confirmed that the Commission will raise the issue of the EU standard for Carbon Monoxide detectors at the next General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) Committee meetings ...

44 die due to cold weather in Mexico
Times of India
The health secretariat said the deaths were caused by hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning and burns. The 44 deaths occurred between October last year and Feb 16. A total of 31 people died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, 11 due to hypothermia and ...

Fine lines of control
Deadly carbon monoxide prevents miscarriage
Heme oxygenase-1 is essential for the growth of blood vessels in the placenta and in establishing blood flow in the umbilical cord. Too little HO-1 can lead ...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012

“A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.”
Albert Camus (1913-1960)

NOTE to all first responders entering buildings; You should not have to return to your vehicle to get your personal carbon monoxide monitor. Please wear them at all times to protect yourselves, others and to save time during the rescue. Thanks for all you do, all you’ve done and all you have before you.

Firefighters rescue workers at store
Kennebec Journal By Amy Calder
WATERVILLE -- Fire Chief David LaFountain is crediting two firefighters with saving the lives of two workers exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide Thursday at a local store. A propane-powered floor scrubber ...

Rash of Carbon Monoxide Incidents in the Twin Cities | KSTP TV ...
CenterPoint says a town house garage next door had high levels of carbon monoxide after a car was left running in the garage. The CO traveled to the ...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012

“There is no darkness but ignorance.” William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Carbon monoxide alarm was ignored
Auburn Citizen
When carbon monoxide alarms were activated Thursday morning at Evergreen Heights, it was not the first time in the hours preceding the building's evacuation that an alarm had sounded in the facility, said Lon Fricano, president of the adult home's ...

The silent killer: Do you monitor carbon monoxide in your cab?
Land Line Magazine
After spending a night at Reed Hospital in Richmond, IN, doctors told Lee his tests came back positive for carbon monoxide poisoning. He believes a car-hauler parked next to him the evening before in Illinois may be to blame.

Conn. SC rules in favor of insurer in carbon monoxide case
Legal News Line
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an insurance company in a case over whether a homeowner's policy would cover carbon monoxide-related injuries. Two medical students, Armenui Dzhgalian and Aida Melikyan, ...

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.”
H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

Couple 'Incredibly Lucky' After Scare with Carbon Monoxide Leak By Adam W. McCoy
Jean and Greg Wilde say they were lucky survive their episode with a carbon monoxide leak. “We were incredibly lucky,” Greg Wilde said, as he sat back in his chair and let out a deep breath. Lucky, that is, that an episode earlier this ...

Adult care facility evacuated after carbon monoxide scare
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Weedsport -- Two people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide scare at a local adult care facility Thursday morning. As part of the facility's emergency plan, Flynn says the building was evacuated and both Centro and Weedsport ...

Rochester Fire Department investigates Wednesday's 3 carbon monoxide alerts
Post-Bulletin By Christina Killion Valdez
Three incidents of elevated carbon monoxide levels in Rochester homes on Wednesday are a poignant reminder to make sure your home is safe. "Three calls all with high amounts of carbon monoxide is a significant number," said ...

Watch Out for Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Relatively speaking, this winter has been very mild, but Wyoming's Poison Center is advising citizens to continue to be wary of carbon monoxide as the number of calls they have received is the same as it has been in previous winters.

Zoe Anderson poisoned by badly-fitted boiler
BBC News

Zoe Anderson, the daughter of publishing millionaire Chris Anderson, died from carbon monoxide poisoning in December 2010 in Bath. Andrew Hartley, of Bath New Road, Radstock, has denied manslaughter and contravening gas safety regulations.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

“Don't find fault, find a remedy.” Henry Ford (1863-1947)

TN Considering Requirements For Carbon Monoxide Detectors In RV's
You can't see it or smell it but it can kill you, carbon monoxide poisoning. It's not only a threat in your home, it can be just as deadly when you're camping. After five bikers died of carbon monoxide poisoning during a rally in Clarksville, ...

Carbon monoxide investigation report to be release Friday
Charleston Gazette

As investigators prepare to release a report into a fatal carbon monoxide leak at a South Charleston hotel, one company is denying its alleged involvement in installing a swimming pool heater linked to the leak. South Charleston fire Capt.

Homes to get carbon monoxide detectors
Carrickfergus Today
The Housing Executive has begun the installation of over 40000 carbon monoxide detectors in its homes across Northern Ireland. Although information on the number of Carrick homes which will be affected is not yet available, an NIHE spokesperson ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 15, 2012

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

The Register-Guard By Adeline Bash
(Photo)Michael Canaday, 59 (right) and his grandson John Cotter, 15, had to spend time in a hyperbaric chamber at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend after breathing in too much carbon monoxide. The accident happened in Canaday's garage.

Carbon Monoxide Deaths In Clarksville Inspire New Law by Kim Gebbia
NASHVILLE, TN- It was a tragedy that shook an entire community last September when five people found were dead in an RV after a breathing in dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide gas. Tuesday, one of the victim's parents went to ...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14, 2012

“From caring comes courage.” Lao Tzu (4th-5th Century BC)

Carbon Monoxide Forces Beatrice Police Evacuation
KETV Omaha
Beatrice police officers and department employees have returned to their building after dangerous carbon monoxide was removed. The department building was evacuated for about two hours on Monday morning. Chief Bruce Lang says damage to a chimney caused ...

Rash of carbon monoxide poisoning sickens Twin Cities residents ...
At least four people in the Twin Cities were sent to hospitals during the past two days because of dangerous carbon monoxide levels in their homes.

Carbon monoxide poisoning in SE displaces 16 people
WJLA By Mark Segraves
A gas leak in Southeast DC sent several people, including children, to the hospital and displaced 16 people due to a carbon monoxide leak Monday afternoon. City inspectors are still going through the condominium near Barry Farms in SE…

Victims in carbon monoxide leak released from hospital
KVUE by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News and Chief Photojournalist SCOTT GUEST
AUSTIN -- Nine victims of carbon monoxide poisoning were released from a hospital and sent home Monday morning. All of the victims live in building 13 at the Canyon Villas complex off of ...

Mother's loss a cautionary tale about carbon monoxide
Reta was with us on 9NEWS 8 am Her legally blind daughter Ashley, who would've been 26 on Valentine's Day, lost her life in a carbon monoxide poisoning incident. I have talked to many people from my family, friends, church people and it is amazing how ...

Gas poisoning kills three more individuals, including pregnant woman
Today's Zaman
The death toll over the last two months from carbon monoxide poisoning in Turkey has again risen after three more individuals from the same family died on Sunday due to gas leaking from a coal-burning stove in the ─░skenderun district of Hatay.

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

“We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.” James M. Barrie (1860-1937) 

7 hospitalized after NE Austin gas leak
Austin News
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Seven people at the Canyon Vistas in northeast Austin have been hospitalized after what Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services say is carbon monoxide exposure. ACTEMS spokesperson James Howley said the exposure was likely ...

Nearly 30 sickened by carbon monoxide
Reading Eagle
Nearly 30 people were sickened Sunday when heaters malfunctioned, causing a city apartment building to fill with carbon monoxide, officials said. Firefighters evacuated the 21/2-story building at 118 Church St. after being called there for reports of ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in woman's death
Denver Post By Kevin Simpson
A woman found dead in her Denver home late Sunday morning may have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator inside the house, authorities said. Shortly after 11 am, the Denver Fire Department responded to a 911 emergency ...

Anatomy of CO poisoning at extended care facility
Maintenance, supervisors not aware of carbon monoxide risks, symptoms
Regina Leader-Post By Betty Ann Adam, The Star Phoenix
As carbon monoxide poisoned the air at a Humboldt long-term care home, unknowing workers were struck with "whomping" headaches, double vision and racing hearts. One worker grasped a handrail ...

Death should spur action on CO detectors
Huntington Herald Dispatch
For the New York state legislature, it was the 2009 death of 16-year-old Amanda Hanson from carbon monoxide poisoning during a sleepover at a friend's house. Investigators determined a faulty furnace in the West Seneca home was responsible, ...

Housing Minister Welcomes Installation Of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
eGov monitor
Housing Minister Nelson McCausland has welcomed the announcement from the Housing Executive that it is to install 40000 carbon monoxide detectors in its homes. Minister McCausland said; “Safety in the home has to be a primary concern for any landlord ...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.”
Robert Southey (1774-1843)

1 Killed, 13 Children Injured In Carbon Monoxide Scare In North St. Louis By Betsey Bruce
Carbon monoxide gas took the life of a mother of ten Saturday in north St. Louis. 34-year old Delphine Gray of the 39-hundred block of St. Louis Avenue was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Follow up
Carbon Monoxide Investigation - West Virginia's Eyewitness News
Investigation Into Deadly Carbon Monoxide Leak Over. Local news from the Eyewitness Newsroom.

St Mabyn residents treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
BBC News
Three people with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning have been treated in hospital in Cornwall. A fire crew was sent to a house in St Mabyn on Friday night following the activation of a carbon monoxide detector. Two firefighters wearing breathing ...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012

“I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.” Martin Short (1950,)

Video with victims in hyperbaric chamber
Fire and carbon monoxide hit winter-struck Poland
Along with hypothermia, carbon monoxide is the main cause of death during the often-harsh Polish winter. And with people trying to stay warm amid this year's sub-zero temperatures, fire-fighters were called out to 1500 blazes last weekend alone.

Science of carbon monoxide measurement in space
AKARI finds carbon monoxide molecules embedded in 10-million-degree gas
Astronomy Magazine
Theoretically, it was neither predicted nor expected to find the carbon monoxide molecule associated with a highly energetic supernova remnant. Powerful electrons and heavy-element atoms produced by nuclear processes in supernovae should have destroyed ...

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.” Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Carbon Monoxide Exposure
The officer assigned to the engine sent the apparatus operator to retrieve the carbon monoxide detector. As the operator entered the front door with the detector, it went into alarm mode..." Situational awareness is an important factor on every call we ...

Carbon monoxide leak in East Marlborough sends 14 to hospital
Daily Local News By FRAN MAYE
Fourteen people were taken to area hospitals early Wednesday afternoon following a carbon monoxide leak at a business at the Shoppes of Longwood in East Marlborough Township. Emergency crews responded to a report of a carbon monoxide leak ...

Family claims bus driver died from carbon monoxide poisoning
The family of a North Carolina State University bus driver says she died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Joann Sewel died in December just hours after complaining of sickening fumes on board her bus. Sherese Brown, Sewel's daughter, says the NC Medical ...

West Virginia follow ups
Public Awareness High After Carbon Monoxide Death
A Kanawha County task force looking at preventing another occurrence of carbon monoxide poisoning is backing legislation introduced at the state house. The bill calls for all commercial buildings where people sleep to have CO detectors installed.

Charleston Fire Department hands out fliers to highlight dangers of carbon ...
WOWK By April Kaull, Vice President of News Operations
The Charleston Fire Department hit the streets Wednesday night to educate the community about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Officers handed out flyers to retailers around the city.

Carbon monoxide detectors could become a reality in WV
She is a co-sponsor of a bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in certain public buildings. It's move to tighten state law, and Guthrie said there's no language in the law right now to grandfather in existing buildings.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012

“We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we've chosen to do with our life.”
 Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

OP Family OK After Carbon Monoxide Scare - Kansas City News ...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Overland Park Fire Department said six people were taken to hospitals after suffering apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a home overnight. Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

Downtown First National Building evacuated after carbon monoxide leak
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor)
WATERLOO, Iowa - Waterloo Fire Rescue evacuate the First National Building on Sycamore Street for a carbon monoxide leak Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Waterloo, Iowa. --- Firefighters evacuated a downtown office building...

Legislation makes carbon monoxide detectors mandatory
Daily Mail - Charleston by Jared Hunt
West Virginia lawmakers are advancing legislation requiring hotels and other commercial locations to have carbon monoxide detectors after the deadly gas killed a guest at the South Charleston Holiday Inn Express on Jan. 31.

Victims' family talks about dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning at McDowell ...
In honor of their classmate, Matthew Mourton, his 9th grade homeroom class at Millcreek Intermediate High School, embarked on a project to distribute 100 donated carbon monoxide detectors for students' families and others in the Millcreek community.

Pascack Valley fire departments notice uptick in carbon monoxide alarms BY KIMBERLY REDMOND
Over the past decade Pascack Valley fire departments have pushed residents to outfit their homes with carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, spending time educating them about the colorless and odorless gas known as 'the silent killer.

New details surface on carbon monoxide leak
Williston Daily Herald
The outside of the Airport International Inn. The Inn experienced a carbon monoxide leak on Jan. 29. Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:47 am | Updated: 11:56 am, Wed Feb 8, 2012. New details have emerged surrounding the gas leak at Airport ...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

“You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.”
Edward Abbey (1927-1989)

High carbon monoxide levels prompt evacuation in Hartsdale
The Journal News
Hartsdale Fire Department Chief Ed Rush said a strong odor of gas was reported shortly after 10 am Firefighters responded and determined that the odor was caused by carbon monoxide emanating 21 E. Hartsdale Ave. “We've got extremely high readings,” ...

Whati, NWT, family safe after carbon monoxide scare
A Whati, NWT, mother and her three children are safe after their home's carbon monoxide detector alerted them to the presence of the deadly gas. Leanne Moosenose said the carbon monoxide detector in her home wouldn't stop beeping after she turned up ...

Businesses Reopen After Carbon Monoxide Leak
The Daily Greenburgh by Rick Pezzullo
HARTSDALE, NY - Several businesses near the Hartsdale Metro-North station that were forced to evacuate Tuesday morning due to a carbon monoxide leak have been allowed to reopen. The Hartsdale Fire Department ...

Fort Washington family of 5 in critical condition after suffering carbon ...
Washington Post
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Prince George's County police say a family of five is in critical condition after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide in their home. Police say the family was found unconscious in the 8300 block of Bernard Drive in ...

Father, sons treated for carbon monoxide poisoning 
The Union Leader
NOTTINGHAM - A dad and his three children were treated Tuesday morning for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator positioned too close to their Old Turnpike Road home, according to the police chief. Chief Gunnar Foss said just ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Invisible but deadly
The Virginian-Pilot
Odorless, colorless, tasteless, but deadly gas, carbon monoxide poisoning isn't something you can't withstand for more than a few minutes without experiencing possible life threatening consequences. Everyone is susceptible to its’ poisonous power but ...

Multiple Yukon carbon monoxide deaths were an avoidable tragedy, industry ...
Toronto Star Richard J. Brennan National Affairs Writer
The recent deaths of five people in Whitehorse from carbon monoxide poisoning is a tragedy that should not have happened, a veteran Yukon heating systems installer says. The Yukon Fire Marshal's office is ...

Carbon Monoxide Incident in Courthouse
ARL now
The Arlington County Fire Department on the scene of a carbon monoxide incident in the Courthouse area. Firefighters initially responded to the US Print and Copy store at 2044 Wilson ...

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

“The surest test of discipline is its absence.”
Clara Barton (1821-1912)

Carbon monoxide fumes send 3 children to hospital
Meriden Record-Journal
West Hartford authorities say three local children were rushed to the hospital after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide in their home. WFSB-TV reports that firefighters responded to the home on Forest Hills Drive ...

Chamber only one of its kind in state
Daily Mail 
Charleston - A Rhode Island construction worker received life-saving treatment after being exposed to carbon monoxide last week, thanks to St. Francis Hospital's hyperbaric chamber. Bain Edmundson, 49, of Barrington, RI, an employee of Rosciti Construction Group, ...

Carbon monoxide alarm saves local family
Bay Today
The alarm was their CO detector going off and they were not coming down with an illness they were feeling the full effects of carbon monoxide poison. “An alarm that I didn't recognize went off and so I kind of tapped Gary and said go turn that off ...

Carbon monoxide from generator inside house apparently killed Pineville mother ...
The Republic
Pineville police say carbon monoxide from a generator inside their house apparently killed a 55-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter. The Town Talk ( reports that they are identified as Emma Harper and her daughter, ...

Lauren Project reaching out to help others
The Coloradoan
Lauren Johnson was a 2004 Windsor High School graduate who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in her Denver apartment while studying at Denver University. After her death, The Lauren Project was founded to prevent carbon monoxide deaths in Lauren's ...

Carbon monoxide found at Bideford house
This is North Devon
Firefighters were called to a property in Bideford on Saturday following reports of a carbon monoxide leak. Fire crews from Bideford and a gas detector from Barnstaple attended the domestic terraced property in Brecon Close at around 2pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February 5, 2012

“Blinding ignorance does mislead us.”
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Memorial service held for Whitehorse family
Family and friends from across Canada were in Whitehorse this weekend to remember five people who died of what is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning. A memorial service was held at the gymnasium of Vanier Catholic Secondary School Saturday ...

Appleton fire official says detector may have saved lives
Appleton Post Crescent
APPLETON — An Appleton Fire Department official said a Friday morning incident in which a carbon monoxide detector sounded at an apartment shows why the early warning devices are now required by law. “We've seen a lot of situations like this one where ...

Women: Hotel knew of a problem before carbon monoxide death
Charleston Gazette
Staff members at the Holiday Inn Express in South Charleston were aware of a problem with their swimming pool 10 days before an apparent carbon monoxide leak from the pool's heater killed one and injured several others Tuesday, two Randolph County ...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4, 2012

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.” Helen Keller (1880-1968)

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Carbon monoxide detector helps save lives in Appleton apartment
Appleton Post Crescent
APPLETON — Three children were unharmed after a carbon monoxide detector went off in an apartment on the city's south side early Friday. The children called their parents, who were not home at the time. The parents immediately notified authorities, ...

Two overcome by carbon monoxide fumes at Springfield laundromat By Patrick Johnson, The Republican
SPRINGFIELD - Two people were taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment after they were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a faulty water heater at Laudromax, 1291 Liberty St., officials said.

Carbon monoxide poisoning at King George elementary (blog)
There was an issue with carbon monoxide at King George Elementary School yesterday. Here's what the School Board office had to say: A roofing contractor was given a contract to replace/repair the roof on the School Board Office Building.

Newport man's death likely caused by carbon monoxide poisoning
Marietta Times
The discovery Wednesday of a deceased 49-year-old Newport resident is likely the result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Washington County sheriff's officials. James W. Treadway, of 2020 Bear Run Road, Newport, was discovered dead ...

Carbon monoxide death sparks task force
Tuesday a Rhode Island man died at the Holiday Inn Express in South Charleston from carbon monoxide poisoning. Emergency crews found the source was a heating unit in the pool area. Now the group wants to get carbon monoxide detectors in public ...

Developers could be impacted by carbon monoxide task force
He welcomes the formation of a task force to put carbon monoxide detectors public buildings, but if the requirement becomes a reality he admits it will add to the cost of every building. "When you talk about things like smoke detectors and carbon ...

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

“Have the courage to act instead of react.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?

4 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide In Swissvale
CBS Local
SWISSVALE (KDKA) — Four people including a pregnant woman and a child were treated at a hospital after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a Swissvale apartment building which has been condemned. Swissvale Fire Chief Clyde Wilhelm says his ...

Carbon monoxide scare forces residents from home
Daily Local News By ERIC S. SMITH
COATESVILLE — Residents were forced from their home due to a carbon monoxide scare, the second such incident in the city in two weeks. On Wednesday afternoon, residents of a house in the 400 block of Maple Avenue stopped at the ...

Worker at lottery building hospitalized for carbon monoxide
Daily Mail
Charleston - A worker at the West Virginia Lottery Commission was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after high levels of carbon monoxide were found in his blood. Nikki Orcutt, deputy director of marketing for the West Virginia Lottery ...

Woman found dead in Cleethorpes after carbon monoxide leak
BBC News
A woman has been found dead in a flat in Cleethorpes after the fire service was called to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak. Fire crews were called to a house in Barcroft Street, Cleethorpes on Wednesday evening, after reports that a CO alarm was sounding.

Hotel official: Steps taken to prevent future monoxide leaks
Williston Daily Herald

A management official for the Airport International Inn in Williston said Wednesday that the hotel has taken steps to prevent any future carbon monoxide leaks. Charlott Guteirrez, president of Legacy Asset Management, which manages the Airport ...

Carbon monoxide victim showing signs of improvement
Daily Mail - Charleston
A man who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at a South Charleston Hotel was upgraded to stable condition on Thursday. Bain Edmunsen, 49, of Barrington, RI, previously was in critical condition at Charleston Area Medical Center's ...

Crewmen ready for carbon monoxide -- on job site, not at hotel
Charleston Gazette An official from a Rhode Island-based construction company said his crew received new carbon monoxide detectors before they came to West Virginia. The men thought they would need the detectors for their work underground -- not during their stay at a ...

Carbon monoxide detector rules to be examined
Daily Mail - Charleston by Paul Fallon
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is establishing a task force to look into regulations dealing with carbon monoxide detectors in buildings that are open to the public. A recent tragedy in South Charleston that left one man dead ...

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2, 2012

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Officials warn storm victims: Roof tarps could trap dangerous gas (blog) Alabama Live
While tarping a roof on damaged houses after the January 23rd tornadoes, some contractors and homeowners have been covering the gas vents to gas appliances and heaters creating a carbon monoxide danger inside the home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, ...

Carbon Monoxide Warning
WGBA-TV By NBC26 News Team
Fond Du Lac, WI - For the second time in less than a week, carbon monoxide poisoning sent people to the hospital in Fond Du Lac. The fire department says the cases were traced to a faulty boiler in one home and exhaust pipe buildup ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Hotels
A South Charleston hotel has reopened to guests, after yesterday's carbon monoxide leak left one man dead, and sent more than a dozen others to the hospital. South Charleston investigators say a leaking gas pump used to heat the pool at the Holiday Inn ...

Ohio Co. hotel sued for carbon monoxide poisoning
West Virginia Record
WHEELING - These week's fatal carbon monoxide poisoning at a South Charleston hotel isn't the first time the issue has been in the news in West Virginia. Four individuals who claim they were poisoned with carbon monoxide while guests of a Comfort Inn ...

Don’t let this be your carbon monoxide alarm.
Whitehorse family remembered by Alberta relatives
The Alberta family of Valerie Rusk, the Whitehorse woman who died with her family of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, will travel to the Yukon for a memorial service on Saturday. "I think the wife and I are still in shock," her father Ken Walters ...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

“The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.” Rene Dubos (1901-1982)

Follow up
Man killed by carbon monoxide leak at Corridor G hotel
Charleston Gazette By Lori Kersey
Donald Harmon was staying on the fifth floor of the Holiday Inn Express on Corridor G - the same floor where a Rhode Island man was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning on Tuesday morning. South Charleston Fire Chief Greg Petry said ...

WSAZ INVESTIGATES: Carbon Monoxide Detectors Not Required in W.Va. Hotels
Carbon monoxide poisoning most often hits home. That's why so many families make sure they have CO detectors installed. However, if you look for those detectors in a hotel, you probably will not find them. By state law in West Virginia, ...

Workers hospitalized after Wheeling gas leak
Chicago Daily Herald
Thirteen employees were taken by ambulance from Durable Packaging International's Wheeling facility Tuesday after falling ill from an apparent carbon monoxide leak. Firefighters exit Durable Packaging International in Wheeling Tuesday while evacuating ...

Carbon Monoxide Alarm End of Life Signal
TribLocal By Plainfield Fire Protection District
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standard UL 2034, entitled Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms, established requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act celebrates five years
The Rock River Times
AURORA, Ill. — 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Illinois Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act (Public Act 094-0741), which requires homeowners and landlords to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in all buildings containing ...

Carbon monoxide blamed for five deaths in Whitehorse
Globe and Mail
Carbon monoxide appears to have caused the deaths of five people in a home in the Yukon capital Sunday. Fire Chief Clive Sparkes said that when firefighters entered the home they detected 10 times the amount of carbon monoxide needed to set off a ...

Whitehorse selling out of carbon monoxide detectors
People in Whitehorse are rushing to buy carbon monoxide detectors in the wake of this weekend's tragic deaths. Investigators have not confirmed that carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death in the tragedy, but it is one of the causes they are looking into. Currently, the city's building code requires all homes built after 1995 to have a carbon monoxide detector."In the 1995 code, it was essentially [a] CO detector [was] required in the same room as your fireplace. In 2005 they upgraded that into incorporating it into each bedroom or the hallway serving the bedrooms or if you have an attached garage to your house as well,” said senior building inspector with the city of Whitehorse, Doug Thorseth. That requirement doesn't extend to homes built before 1995 and the city said it has no way to enforce people to install them, which leaves the responsibility with the homeowner. 

Farry pushes for carbon monoxide alarm requirement
Frank Farry has introduced a bill to unmask carbon monoxide, known as "the silent killer," that would require all multi-family structures, and single family homes, upon their sale, to have a carbon monoxide detector installed.