Sunday, June 17, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News - June 17, 2012

“But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.”
James Dean (1931-1955, bio link)

It is very important to know that some common odors also contain harmful or deadly levels of carbon monoxide despite carbon monoxide being often referenced as “The Silent Killer” in that it is odorless, tasteless and invisible. These odors may be around us every day and because of their commonality might be why they are often overlooked as hazardous or as the contributing factor to some everyday illness symptoms. That odor you smell when you first turn on a gas cooking oven most likely contains carbon monoxide, but the poison itself is odorless.

People using fuel powered pressure washers, sprayers, scrubbers or buffing systems smell the exhaust of those systems, it comes with the job. Those systems are notorious for producing abnormally high concentrations of CO. Often times these systems are used in a building and taken away, making a poisoning investigation more difficult, The inspectors feel as if they are chasing ghosts. Be aware of the periodic use of these types of combustion systems and don't chase ghosts.

It would be wise for the operators of that type of equipment and those in the same areas of use to wear personal protection alarms for carbon monoxide or at minimum make sure there are CO alarms in the same vicinities of use. Remember, not all people are of equal health. Low level carbon monoxide alarms will protect more people more often. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Lake Valhalla Club Ventilated After Second Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Five treated for dizziness at the scene by Montville's First Aid Squad.

Random burning causing problems 
Study finds very high levels of CO2 in Pallikaranai during fire
The Hindu
Levels of Carbon dioxide (CO2) recorded recently, caused by the burning of garbage at the Pallikaranai dump yard ranged between 515- 399 ppm (parts per ...

Raising CO awareness in Tazmania
Hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning
Daily News
Inhalation of large amounts of carbon monoxide may occur in rural areas even in towns because of using charcoal stoves and use of firewood in enclosed ...

Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

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
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