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.