Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012 Carbon Monoxide News

“Deserve your dream.” Octavio Paz (1914-1996, bio link)

Visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

Video testimony
RI woman pushes for new carbon monoxide death
Rhode Island woman pushes for new carbon monoxide alarm laws after the death of her brother….

Delight for Huddersfield carbon monoxide campaigner Stacey Rodgers
Huddersfield Examiner
A GOVERNMENT report will today call for carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted in all homes. And that news brought some comfort to Huddersfield mum Stacey Rodgers. She has campaigned tirelessly for more action over carbon monoxide since the tragic ...

Carbon monoxide detectors could become mandatory
ITV News
A government report calling for carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted in all homes will be put forward today. At the moment it is mandatory for all new-build homes to be fitted with a carbon monoxide detector, but the Department of Communities and ...

Bald Eagle Camera
Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa; live nest.

Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012 Carbon Monoxide News

“Life is a tragedy full of joy.” Bernard Malamud (1914-1989, bio link)

Visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor 

Bikers Who Care host big event celebrating passage of legislation
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
At the conclusion of Thursday's event celebrating passage of a bill requiring rental recreational vehicles and campers to have working carbon monoxide detectors, the audience at the Bikers Who Care clubhouse, led by families of the five victims who ...

Family evacuated after CO alarm
Middletown Journal By Hannah Poturalski, Staff Writer
MAINEVILLE — An elderly couple is being treated for carbon monoxide inhalation today after fire crews found their home to be at dangerous levels for the odorless gas, ...

MPs call for action over carbon monoxide risk
The Northern Echo
UP to 250000 gas appliances are fitted illegally in Britain every year, a report warns today – killing about 50 people through carbon monoxide poisoning. Meanwhile, 4000 people end up in hospital every year after breathing in poisonous fumes in the ...

Calls for carbon monoxide alarms
ITV News
People should be told about the dangers of using sub-standard electricians and how important it is to regularly check electrical circuits. A carbon monoxide alarm should be fitted when heaters are installed. The Gas Safe Register is also warning about ...

Look again!.
Bald Eagle Camera
Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa; live nest.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29 Carbon Monoxide News

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost (1874-1963, bio link) 

Carbon monoxide close call leaves couple thankful
Holyoke Enterprise
Gordon and Beth Penfold of Holyoke had been living in a home filled with carbon monoxide for ... well, they don't know how long. The couple spent the majority of the first three months of this year not feeling right. Gordon and Beth both said they were ...

Waterford School Evacuated for Carbon Monoxide
NBC Connecticut
The Friendship School in Waterford has been evacuated as a precaution because of high carbon monoxide levels in the school, school officials said. The students have been moved to the high school. The Friendship School in Waterford has been evacuated as ...

Northern Ireland
70% 'at risk' over boiler checks
The Press Association
Carbon monoxide poisoning is among hazards posed if units are not properly maintained, electricity supplier Power NI warned. Spokeswoman Jenny Livingstone said: "Skipping a service could lead to a false economy as ultimately having a boiler serviced ...

Have another look.
Bald Eagle Camera
Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa; live nest.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28 Carbon Monoxide News

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964, bio link)

2 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Seattle
Seattle -  Two men who were pressure washing a garage suffered carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday and were expected to be treated inside a hyperbaric chamber, the Seattle Fire Department said. The incident happened at a high-rise apartment complex at 10301 ...

Carbon monoxide scare at Heber City elementary school
Deseret News
HEBER CITY — Fifteen students and a teacher were treated at a local hospital Tuesday after a carbon monoxide scare at Heber Valley Elementary School.

New WA State Law: Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required To Sell Owner-Occupied Homes
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
A new law emphasizing the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in Washington homes has created many questions about which real estate transactions it affects. Here are a few points synopsized from a recent Coldwell Banker Danforth memo to clarify the ...

New Creek VFD receives grant for new LIFEPAK
Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune
The 15 integrates Masimo Rainbow SET technology that monitors SpO2, Carbon Monoxide (SpCO), End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide (EtCO2) and includes a metronome to guide CPR compressions and ventilations and provides an option to escalate energy to 360J.

Have a look.
Bald Eagle Camera
Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa; live nest.
Eagles nesting in Iowa typically lay eggs in late February or early March and the eggs hatch in late March or early April. The eaglets grow quickly and are ready to fly “fledge” in late May or early June.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27 Carbon Monoxide News

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.”  Florence Nightingale (1820-1910, bio link)

Natick residents safe after serious carbon monoxide leak
MetroWest Daily News By Staff; reports… 
Two residents are safe this morning after a serious carbon monoxide leak in their home on Lanes End, the fire department said. An engine this morning responded to 8 Lanes End after a malfunctioning heating system released a potentially ...

Smoke, carbon monoxide detectors save lives
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
But it is known that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - when working - do save lives. Too many homes lack such detectors. And in too many with them, they are installed and forgotten. Batteries are not replaced. Operating checks are not performed.

Women found dead in house in Upper Norwood
This is Croydon
Specialist paramedics and firefighters were sent to the property at about 12.20pm today (Monday) after concerns were raised over carbon monoxide poisoning. Beulah Hill on the Norbury and Upper Norwood area, where police have found the bodies of two ... 

Northern Ireland headlines
Carbon Monoxide alarms provided for young carer leavers
Dromore Today
CARBON monoxide (co) alarms are being provided by the Southern Health Trust to young carer leavers in partnership with its Taske Project. Taske is a personal development programme for young care experienced adults to help them to gain skills and ... “This scheme aims to raise awareness of this issue amongst young people who are moving on to live independently and to give them information and advice on reducing the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning.”

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012 Carbon Monoxide News

“What is the quality of your intent?”
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993, bio link)

NH school looks to add carbon monoxide detectors
MEREDITH, NH—School officials are looking at adding more carbon monoxide detectors at a New Hampshire school, following a boiler malfunction that prompted a brief evacuation. An air-quality reading at the Interlakes Junior/Senior High School in ...

Man takes legal action in wife's Mexico scuba death
Toronto Sun
Calgarian Ronda Cross, 41, died while scuba diving off the coast of Cabo San Lucas on March 3, a death her family believes was caused by carbon monoxide contamination in the compressed air tanks she and two colleagues used. Her husband said he has been ...

Home and Garden
Annapolis Capital
However, before we were able to run video cameras up a flue to check for cracks, there doesn't seem to have been an epidemic carbon monoxide poisoning. The difference most likely lies in the degree to which homes are now hermetically sealed.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25, 2012

“Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.”
David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930, bio link)

Carbon Monoxide Exposure Sends Woman To Hospital
Kansas City  A woman had to be rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon for elevated levels of carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters were called to a Kansas City home in the 2300 Block of N. 73rd Pl. at about 2 pm when two adults and four children in the home ...

Homes evacuated after cable fire
Belfast Telegraph
Around 25 people were evacuated from terraced houses and a bar in Upper Bennett Street during the night as firefighters worked to establish the source of the carbon monoxide. They originally treated the incident as a gas leak but later traced the fumes ...

Poisonous gas prevents rescue of 17 Chinese miners
"The carbon monoxide level is very high," he said. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous but undetectable gas produced by burning. The official declined to say when the search might be called off, but he said workers had pumped water underground in an effort ...

Ruling expected on Port Townsend biomass appeal
Peninsula Daily
The appellants of Nippon's project said the mill's planned controls for nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds fall short of the best available practices required by the Clean Air Act. The Port Angeles mill, on the other hand, ...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012

“Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.”  Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936, bio link)

Perry Hall Salon Evacuated With CO Leak By Emily Kimball
Emergency crews responded to a carbon monoxide leak at A Total Difference salon in Perry Hall Friday evening, Baltimore County police ...

Carbon Monoxide Detector Saves Lives
Danville, VA --You cannot smell, see or taste carbon monoxide, so the Danville Fire Department is giving out CO detectors for free. Earlier this month, there was the first save from one of those detectors. "I was cooking, had two big pots of greens on ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning in Armenia
Information-Analytic Agency
Armenia's Chambarak City Police Precinct on Friday received a call from hospital, informing that two residents of Vahan village were hospitalized on symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. It was found out that the two villagers were poisoned, ...

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”
Carl Jung (1875-1961, bio link)

News Briefs March 23, 2012
The Lake Norman Citizen
A death at a townhome in Davidson has triggered a local alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide cars with push-button ignition. Preliminary investigation indicates that Ray Harrington died in his townhome at 223 Harbour Place Drive as a result of ...

Coronor halts carbon monoxide inquest for review of criminal charges
The Northern Echo
A CORONER has halted the inquest of a man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning so authorities can review whether criminal charges should be brought. Raymond Iley was found dead in his bedsit in a privately-run hostel along with his 20 caged canaries ...

Pakistan Vehicles Emit 25 Times More Carbon Monoxide Than In US
Eurasia Review

The National Conservation Strategy Report claims that the average Pakistani vehicle emits twenty-five times as much carbon monoxide, twenty times as many hydrocarbons, and more than three and one-half times as much nitrous oxide in grams per kilometre ...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906, bio link)

Users of remote car starters be aware; make sure to have a carbon monoxide alarm.
Police say Pfeiffer professor died of carbon monoxide
Davidson police are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Pfeiffer University professor, who apparently was overcome by carbon monoxide at his town home on Harbour Place Drive Monday. Ray Harrington's death has shaken the Pfeiffer University campus, ...

Monoxide Detector Balky About Batteries
Design News
Here in California, the law requires that all homes have working carbon monoxide detectors. So I headed out to my local Home Depot and picked up a combo fire and CO alarm. When I got home, I removed the packaging, but I couldn't separate the unit from ...

Fire officers issue carbon monoxide poisoning advice
Energy FM
The Isle of Man Fire Service is issuing advice on what to do if you think there's a carbon monoxide leak in your home. Fire crews on the Island have been called out twice recently to incidents involving carbon monoxide. Officers say the substance can ...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

“A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.” Thomas Hardy (1840-1928, bio link)

Family Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
KTSM News Channel 9
EL PASO — A mother and her two teenage sons were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning early Tuesday morning, all of whom were complaining of feeling nauseous, dizzy and lightheaded. Upon arrival, emergency crews checked CO readings on the family of ...

Top 5 Causes of Poisoning (infographic)
Carbon Monoxide Detector: Have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. The best places for a CO detector are near bedrooms and close to furnaces. Household Products: Keep products in their original containers. Do not use food containers like ...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

Traveling; who is responsible for the air you breathe? 

North Texas Hotel Evacuated For High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide
(KXAS)- The Hyatt Place Hotel in Las Colinas was evacuated Monday morning due to extremely high levels of carbon monoxide. Officials say a family drove themselves to an area hospital Monday and reported symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide ...

Five people rushed to hospitals for carbon monoxide poisoning
KSBY San Luis Obispo News The Santa Maria Fire Department is encouraging everyone to make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector, after five people were rushed to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning early Sunday morning. Fire Crews were called to a ...

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

“Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.” Phil Jackson (1945)

5 people taken to hospitals for carbon-monoxide poisoning Santa Maria Times
Three adults and two children in a Santa Maria house were taken to local hospitals for treatment of carbon-monoxide poisoning early this morning. Santa Maria firefighters responded about 3:50 am to a gas leak inside a single-family residence in the 500 ...

Norwalk fire chief optimistic about smoke detector bill
The Hour By STEVE KOBAK Hour Staff Writer
NORWALK -- Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy expressed guarded optimism about a proposed bill that requires the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in all new residential buildings, stating that ...

Follow upAussie deer hunters killed by leaking gas-powered fridge The Australian
Police believe the men, who were camping in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia's island state 149 miles (240km) south of the mainland, were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. A Launceston man in his 50s, his 21-year-old son, ...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18, 2012

“Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.”
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880, bio link)  

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Carbon monoxide poisoning possible in painters' deaths
Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of three men whose bodies were found inside a Rancho Cucamonga home they were painting, a coroner's official said today. The men were working for the owner of the home in the 8400 ...

Campers, caravans, motor homes, tents & other spaces; be aware of carbon monoxide hazards.
Father, son and friend gassed in caravan
Sydney Morning Herald
The Tasmania Fire Service was called and found the air was thick with carbon monoxide. "They ascertained that there were high levels of carbon monoxide present in the caravan ... and this was most likely the cause of death, although that will be ...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

“Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?”
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965, bio link) 

Carbon monoxide suspected in death of Sinking Valley man
Altoona Mirror
Carbon monoxide is suspected in the death of a Sinking Valley man, Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross said Friday. The Tyrone Township man was found Friday morning and his wife was taken to Altoona Regional Health System, Ross said.

Widow files lawsuit over RI man's carbon monoxide death at W.Va. hotel
The Republic
A hotel and a swimming pool company in West Virginia are being sued by the widow of a Rhode Island man who was killed by a carbon monoxide leak. The lawsuit claims Holiday Inn Express Hotels Suites in South Charleston and Premier Pools of Charleston ...

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012

“It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.”
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893. bio link)

Keyless Mercedes linked to carbon monoxide poisoning in West Boca, authorities say
Palm Beach Post (Sun Sentinel/Carline Jean) By Alexia Campbell
Authorities have confirmed that the suspected source of carbon monoxide that likely poisoned a suburban Boca Raton couple earlier this month was a Mercedes in the garage with keyless ignition.

Conn. legislative committee considers requiring home smoke and carbon monoxide ...
The Republic
A bill requiring carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to be installed in all Connecticut residences, including occupied homes undergoing construction, is being debated in the Legislature. The bill comes after a Christmas Day house fire in Stamford that ...

Nine casualties from gas poisoning prompt fire service to issue warning
This is Cornwall
CORNWALL - Fire and Rescue Service is warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning after incidents in St Mabyn and near Launceston in which nine people needed medical treatment. Colorless and odorless, carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas produced ...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

“Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.” Agatha Christie (1890-1976, bio link) 

No new cases of illness reported at Emerson School
Livonia Public Schools is continuing to monitor levels of carbon dioxide at Emerson Middle School, where about 25 students were triaged by paramedics Friday after complaining of dizziness and nausea. Superintendent Randy Liepa said Tuesday he knew of ...

Gov. passes law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in rental RVs
From now on in Tennessee, RVs that are leased out must have working carbon monoxide detectors. Gov. Haslam signed the bill into law Wednesday. It's in response to the deaths of five people from carbon monoxide poisoning at a biker charity event last ...

Molecular graphene heralds new era of 'designer electrons'
Precisely positioned carbon monoxide molecules (black) guide electrons (yellow-orange) into a nearly perfect honeycomb pattern called molecular graphene. Electrons in this structure have graphene-like properties; for example, unlike ordinary electrons, ...

Two young people die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Tbilisi
Two young people die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Tbilisi. 14.03.12 18:05. A 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning in the outskirts of Tbilisi on Wednesday. Another 38-year-old woman who was ...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

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

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 3 In Belton - Video Kansas City 
KMBC's Brenda Washington reports that authorities received a 911 hang-up call about 1:30 a.m..

Lombard condo complex evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels
Chicago Daily Herald By Lee Filas
No one was injured but a condominium complex was evacuated when a hot water heater and boiler started producing high levels of carbon monoxide early Tuesday morning. Lt. Frank Gallione of the Lombard Fire Department said firefighters were ...

911 dispatchers treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
KFVS Dispatchers for the Williamson County Sheriff's Department were rushed to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the sheriff's department, it happened just before 3 am Tuesday morning. We're told the dispatchers still work out of the ...

Court update
Missing batteries argued in carbon monoxide case
Adrian Daily Telegram By Dennis Pelham
A judge ruled Monday to keep the manufacturer of a carbon monoxide alarm in a lawsuit over a Riga man's poisoning when he slept in a recreational vehicle in 2009. The RV owner tossed away batteries that were in the alarm at the time, ...

Camping trip tragedy: Husband dies and wife left fighting for life after being ...
A husband has died and his wife left fighting for her life after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning while on a camping trip in the Lake District. Chris and Jane Bainbridge were on a weekend break in the picturesque beauty spot of Ullswater when ...

4 die from carbon monoxide poisoning
Today's Zaman
The death toll over the last few months from carbon monoxide poisoning in Turkey has again risen after four members of the same family died due to gas leaking from a stove in Gaziantep on Monday, the Cihan news agency reported.

Family of 5 Safe from Carbon Monoxide Scare in Their Home
French Tribune
Despite carbon monoxide scare in a northeast home, all the family members are now safe. On Monday (around noon), firefighters received a call of carbon monoxide scare in a northeast home of five family members. The fire crew reached immediately at the ...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 13, 2012

“There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move - and he, in turn, waits for you.”
Marian Anderson (1897-1993, bio link)

Family safe after carbon monoxide scare
Calgary Herald
Two adults and three children were taken to the hospital Monday after very high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a northeast home. Fire crews responded to a call around noon to a home in the 100 block of Saddlehorn Crescent NE, said battalion ...

Staffordshire family exposed to carbon monoxide
A gas engineer from West Bromwich has been prosecuted after a family of five were taken to hospital following exposure to carbon monoxide. The two adults and three children aged two, nine and 11 were taken ill on 22 January 2011, ...

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

“Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.” Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, bio link)

One of Two Hurricane Motels Reopens After Carbon Monoxide Threat

Budget Inn in Hurricane is back open after being closed last week after a carbon monoxide threat. However the second motel, the American Inn, remains closed. The motel's owner, Navnit Sangani, tells Budget Inn reopened on Saturday.

17 hurt in 'carbon monoxide leak' at factory

Seventeen people, including two ambulance crew members, are being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a suspected gas leak at a food processing plant. An ambulance crew was sent to the Riviera Produce factory in Connor Downs, near Hayle, ...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 11, 1012

“Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.”
Albert Camus (1913-1960, bio link)

You Changed Your Clock -- Have You Changed Your Alarm Batteries? By Melissa Tussing
The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department reminds residents to change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. You changed your clocks last night. Now the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department wants to remind you to change the batteries in ...

Carbon Monoxide Death Results In Passed Bill
On the final night of the 60-day regular session Saturday, members of the House and Senate approved a carbon monoxide detector bill. The legislation, which now heads to the governor, requires carbon monoxide detectors and alarms in hotels, motels, ...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10, 2012

“From a little spark may burst a flame.”
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321, bio link) 

Daylight Savings: Move Clocks Forward & Replace Batteries By Sunde Farquhar
Don't forget to set your clocks forward before going to be on Saturday. Put these tasks on your "to do" list Saturday: Move your clock forward one hour and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Inuvik family in hospital from carbon monoxide poisoning
A family of four in Inuvik was rushed to the hospital Tuesday due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Three of the occupants of the home had fallen asleep from the exposure to the deadly gas, and the remaining fourth called emergency services.

Fatalities Spur Keyless Car Carbon Monoxide Warnings
Oklahoma City -  But some drivers have unknowingly left their cars running and died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Adele Ridless and Mort Victor were found dead in their Boca Raton, Fla. home Thursday. Authorities say the keyless ignition was left on in their car, ...

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors ...
Sacramento Bee By Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8, 2012 -- "It's a message that's repeated twice a year, and that's because it's important for people to realize that this simple step takes just a few minutes and it saves lives,"… State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks…

Gas fitter guilty of causing Zoe's death
This is Somerset
Zoe Anderson, 24, was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes as she showered at her family's home in Sion Road, Bath, in December 2010. The house had been "flooded" by the lethal fumes which leaked out of a faulty boiler flue pipe fitted days earlier by ...

Florida needs carbon monoxide detectors in homes businesses ...
HERNANDO TODAY of the Tampa Tribune
An elderly Boca Raton couple was about to take a trip to visit their son in San Francisco last week, but never made the flight. Instead, after going out to ...

Act named for family killed by carbon monoxide passes second reading
Woodstock Sentinel Review
The Ontario Legislature took a step toward making carbon monoxide detectors required in Ontario homes. Thursday, legislature gave second reading to Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman's private members bill, the Hawkins Gignac Act, which would prevent tragedies by making the detectors mandatory.... Visit: Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 3 In Belton
Kansas City -  Three people were overcome by carbon monoxide at a Belton home early Friday morning. KMBC's Brenda Washington reported that emergency crews received a 911 call about 1:30 am, but no one was on the line. Authorities went to the home in the 15900 Speaker ...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

“With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.” C. S. Lewis (1898-1963 bio link)

Two Hurricane Motels Shut Down for Carbon Monoxide Threat
(WSAZ) -- Two motels in Hurricane have been shut down due to a threat of carbon monoxide, according to emergency officials. Hurricane Fire Chief Frank Stover tells during a routine inspection Wednesday morning at American Inn and Budget Inn, ...

Family shock after carbon monoxide alarm
This is Gloucestershire
Brett Castell, who lives in Cheltenham with his former partner Jemma Higgins and their two children, said the family had been woken up in the middle of the night after a carbon monoxide alarm they had installed went off. The 39-year-old Whaddon man, ..

On-the-job heroes: Blount deputies honored for saving man from carbon monoxide
Maryville Daily Times By JJ Kindred
Two Blount County Sheriff's Office deputies were honored Wednesday for saving the life of a man who was poisoned by carbon dioxide. Deputies Matt Gilmore and Justin Vandergriff received the Lifesaving ...

Hazards of Keyless Car Ignitions: Are They Too Dangerous?
ABC News
But recent fatalities, including this past weekend in Boca Raton, Fla., in which drivers left the car running and died of carbon monoxide poisoning, have highlighted whether keyless-ignition cars are safe. Adele and Mort Victor were found dead in their ....

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

“Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
Scott Adams (1957,) (Scott Adams info link)

Florida needs carbon monoxide detectors
Hernando Today
Firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the home of Adele Ridless, 69, and Mort Victor, 79. Authorities suspect one of their cars — a Mercedes with a keyless ignition — was left running in the garage, causing their deaths.

Monson fire chief credits carbon monoxide detector with saving lives By Lori Stabile, The Republican
MONSON — Fire Chief George L. Robichaud credited a carbon monoxide detector for saving the lives of residents at 98 Town Farm Road, where insulation in the attic caught fire. Robichaud said the 911 call came in at 6 am ...

Stamford officials seek to require smoke detectors
Boston Globe By Susan Haigh 
AP HARTFORD - Stamford officials urged the General Assembly on Tuesday to pass legislation requiring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in all residential buildings, saying such a law could prevent tragedies like the fire that killed ...

Change Your Clocks - Change Your Batteries
Brevard Times
Brevard County Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind all residents to change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time you set your clocks ahead one hour. In addition to changing the batteries, ...

2 Chinese Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Russia
Two Chinese nationals died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Russia's southern Ural region of Chelyabinsk, local authorities said Wednesday. Two men, 17-year-old and 47-year-old, were found in grave conditions in a private house in Tyubuk village on ...

Husband and wife die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Azerbaijan
Husband and wife died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Balaken region of Azerbaijan, Balaken region law-enforcement bodies told APA's Sheki-Zagatala bureau. According to information, the bodies of Garayev Khalid Javad, born in 1933, ...

Campers everywhere be aware of the hazards of carbon monoxide.
Trail walker remains in coma after carbon monoxide poisoning
Phil Morgan, 49, of Stow, near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, is in a critical condition after suffering carbon-monoxide poisoning in his tent. He was reported missing on Thursday evening when he failed to return from a trip between Selkirk and ...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

“Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined.”
Denis Diderot (1713-1784-bio link) 

3 hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning in Parkman
PARKMAN, Ohio - Three people in Parkman were taken to an area hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning, fire officials said. The Troy Township Fire Department said they assisting Parkman fire crews with a case of carbon monoxide poisoning on Madison Road ...

Suspected carbon monoxide leak in Taunton caused by 'faulty boiler'
This is Somerset
A man was taken to hospital following a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a property in Taunton yesterday afternoon. Fire crews were called to an address in Church Street shortly before midday, and a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman ...

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." Confucius (551 – 479 BC, bio link) 

Waukegan woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
Thursday night she died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her home on St. James Street, which she shared with her mother, Victoria, who also was overcome by the lethal fumes. Victoria, 68, was being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning with the use of a ...

Officials want carbon monoxide detector bill taken further
Daily Mail - Charleston by Paul Fallon
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - After one man died and three of his colleagues were hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning at the South Charleston Holiday Inn Express, legislators are working on a bill requiring establishments to have detectors.

After the storm: food poisoning and carbon monoxide poisoning risks
The Northern Kentucky Health Department is reminding people affected by power outages to take steps to protect against food poisoning and carbon monoxide exposure. "Many people are faced with destruction in the storm's aftermath. Food safety and carbon ...

Manslaughter verdict for man who 'botched' boiler installation
The Guardian
A gas fitter has been found guilty of killing a 24-year-old woman who was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a newly-fitted boiler. Zoe Anderson was found dead by her boyfriend in the shower room at her millionaire father's home in Bath shortly ...

Man in hospital after 'faulty boiler' causes carbon monoxide leak
This is The West Country
A MAN has been taken to hospital following a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a property in Taunton. Crews arrived at the address in Church Street at around 11.50am this morning (March 5). A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ...

During power outages, take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
The Grand Rapids Press - By Maria Amante 
The Department of Community Health warns Michigan residents impacted by wind storms to take proper safety precautions if they are without power....

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

“Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.” Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900, bio link)

Marshfield High School reopens after water heater repaired
Wicked Local
Utility workers discovered Thursday that one of the school's water heaters was producing carbon monoxide due to a problem with the combustion mixer. The heater was fixed Thursday afternoon, Marshfield Facilities Manager Brian Adams said.

Possible carbon monoxide incident has several rushed to hospital 
CBS 21
Perry County Dispatch stated that a furnace malfunctioned, causing the carbon monoxide issue within the home. However, a man who was actually inside the apartment said that fire crews scanned the building, finding nothing. CBS 21 News will continue to ...

Neighbor Vows To Get Carbon Monoxide Detectors After Deaths
WPBF West Palm Beach
Palm Beach county sheriff's deputies are still investigating the death of an elderly West Boca Raton couple who apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Neighbor Hank Epton says he lives near the couple inside the Boca Pointe Community.

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Tasteless, odorless, and deadly
Investigators believe carbon monoxide from a running vehicle is to blame. Firefighters say they routinely respond to calls involving the deadly gas. "Usually these are about $125 dollars," said Adam Brown. Brown knows first hand how important a carbon ...

Sunshine Mine lays off 24 miners
Coeur d'Alene Press
After a sensor in a vent shaft detected carbon monoxide inside, Brisnehan said. Twelve people were underground at the time, during the evening. All were workers for an underground mining services contractor called The Redpath Group, ...

British banker and wife killed by carbon monoxide on holiday in Estonia
AOL Travel UK By Ruth Doherty 
A British banker and his wife have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning at their holiday home in Estonia. Philip Townsend and MaryAnne were found on 24 February, and local police are treating the deaths as an accident, ...

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012

“Every clarification breeds new questions.” Arthur Bloch (1948, info link)

Ice rink's yellow haze sickened players
The indoor arena had an air monitoring system for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, but not for nitrogen dioxide. "Health investigators found on Jan. 3, 2011, the ventilation system circuit board failed while being serviced, making the ventilation ...

Marshfield: Carbon monoxide fumes cause high school evacuation
95.9 WATD-FM (blog)
Hocking says a malfunction in a hot water heater created carbon monoxide and other fumes, which were piped outside the building through the smoke stack. But the wind blew the fumes back down into the loading docks and into the building.

Spa Castle grand opening postponed due to fire 
Star Community Newspapers By James Roth
Spa Castle was set to have their grand opening tonight until a small fire filled parts of the building with smoke and carbon monoxide forcing everyone out of the building. Carrollton Fire Chief John Murphy said ...

Store builders struck down by carbon monoxide
This is Kent
WORKERS building the new Asda store in Ramsgate were rushed to hospital after apparently being struck down by carbon monoxide poisoning. Nine men were treated and a further 11 were checked over. Fire, police and ambulance services were all called to ...

Carbon monoxide kills elderly couple in West Boca
Orlando Sentinel By Alexia Campbell, Sun Sentinel
An elderly couple was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday in a suburban Boca Raton home, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. The husband and wife, in their 70s, appeared to have died several days ...

Parents sue in carbon monoxide death
Jacksonville -  Exactly six months after a 23-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning, her parents in Jacksonville are suing for negligence. Investigators said Rebecca Hawk died after her next-door neighbor accidentally left his car running in the garage that ...

Advanced Life Support group that serves Penfield seeks donations
Penfield Post
The new equipment is expected to enable NEQALS to add the ability to monitor carbon monoxide and methemoglobin, two gases that must be evaluated at fire scenes and carbon monoxide calls. “One of our goals is to ensure that NEQALS is always equipped ...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.” Thomas Hardy (1840-1928 bio link) 

Seven people inhale carbon monoxide in Hertford
Hertfordshire Mercury By Sara Greek
THREE children and four adults were taken to hospital after inhaling carbon monoxide in a property in Hertford. The East of England Ambulance Service was called to Farm Close, Sele Farm, at 5.34pm yesterday (Wednesday February 29) and ...

Air permit issued for Titan plant
"Under the air permit, Carolinas Cement is required to comply with current state and federal rules for controlling carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, visible emissions, volatile organic compounds, greenhouse gases, ...

Gas fitter accused over death given glowing references
This is Bath
A gas engineer accused of the manslaughter of a Bath woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning has been described as someone who "goes the extra mile" to get a job done. Andrew Hartley is accused by the prosecution of doing a "rushed and botched" job ...

Hooked on hookah: Popularity of tobacco alternative brings warning from health ...
Grand Forks Herald
Hookah tobacco is basically the same as other tobacco and can cause the same illnesses — heart disease, emphysema, and cancer of the mouth, lung and trachea — the result of inhaling tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. In a typical hookah session, ... Some hookah smokers claim they experience a “high,” but “they’re probably in the early stages of carbon monoxide poisoning,” Barnett said. Emergency rooms have reported visits for carbon monoxide poisoning after hookah smoking, she said.