Sunday, May 27, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News - May 27, 2012

“Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever." Steve Jobs (1955-2011, bio link)


Appliances, consumers, technicians, health care providers:
Make sure your service professional tests each combustion appliance using a testing instrument that can detect carbon monoxide or analyze the combustion gases. Today’s HVAC or boiler technician should also be able to measure building, chimney, duct and fuel pressures; this information may aid in the prevention of combustion system failure and CO generation. If you have symptoms described as carbon monoxide poisoning, seek medical testing! Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

EMS: Advances in technology make a difference in EMS care
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Some of the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning — headache, dizziness and nausea — are strikingly similar to those of the flu. So similar, Wilton EMS Operations Chief Nash Alexander said, that if a patient didn’t know they had been exposed to the deadly gas, paramedics historically would have treated them for a really bad case of the flu. But relatively new, non-invasive devices called RAD-57 can detect the level of carbon monoxide in a person’s bloodstream in about the time it takes for paramedics to take a victim’s pulse, providing potentially lifesaving readings in a matter of seconds. So similar, Wilton EMS Operations Chief Nash Alexander said, ...

Objections To Well Site Grow; Locals Concerned for Wheeling Park High School
Wheeling Intelligencer
... as well as some local gas well sites throughout Ohio County: carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, methane, carbon dioxide equivalent, benzene, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, acetaldehyde, ...

Carbon Monoxide Survivor A website made by poisoning survivors that brings a view that can only come from those that know what it is like to have been poisoned - as well as live with the long term impact.

National Conference of State Legislatures
Carbon Monoxide Detectors State Statutes
Twenty-five U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2011
Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia

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Bald Eagle Camera Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa.
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The following companies are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.
The Energy Conservatory
IntelliTec Colleges
CO Experts
Masimo (See RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute