Monday, June 25, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News - June 25, 2012

“And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.” William Rose Benet (1886-1950, bio link)

Every day is a carbon monoxide education day.
This news blog contains general information specific to carbon monoxide and suggestions for detection and poisoning prevention. It is also intended to help the instructor communicate the urgent necessity to begin the diligence of daily carbon monoxide safety action for the technicians and professionals they are preparing.

Everyone of all ages is vulnerable to CO poisoning. This information should not be kept from children. Poisoning from carbon monoxide can go undetected though a person might be experiencing symptoms every day. We are not all of equal health so it is vital we all have gainful knowledge about what CO is, how it is formed, how it gets to where it is breathed in and how we can reduce exposures.

Every day, every month and every year awareness associated with carbon monoxide increases as the diligence of study and collaboration of professionals also increases. As awareness increases, poisonings are prevented. It is impossible to cover every circumstance associated with carbon monoxide poisoning in a short, daily document like this. Take some time to scroll back in time on this blog and find circumstances and some relevant discussion regarding the activities and begin putting them together. You may find the variety of circumstances and the noted efforts of community responders to educate and reduce poisonings helps demonstrate the instructions and principles of this carbon monoxide safety effort.

Begin testing and taking responsibility of your air space, the air you are breathing.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

News contributions
BOATING: Silent And Deadly, Carbon Monoxide Can Kill You
The Raleigh Telegram
Carbon monoxide is a gas (vapor) that mixes evenly with the air. Carbon monoxide (CO) has no color, taste or odor, and is slightly lighter than air. It is produced ...

EMS: 12 people inhaled carbon monoxide in Northeast Austin incident
Austin American-Statesman By Farzad Mashhood
Two people were hospitalized after firefighters found them unconscious in an apartment while a car parked in the unit’s closed garage was running in Northeast Austin on Sunday morning, officials said.

NRC postpones war games at Indian Point
The Journal News |
“The issue is that carbon monoxide is emitted from the firing of multiple rounds in a ... Entergy became aware of the carbon monoxide situation after Seabrook ...

Manufacturer is specific about safe use of generators
Keep Dangers of Carbon Monoxide at Bay While Operating Portable ...
Sacramento Bee PRNewswire
In preparation of the upcoming storm season, Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) reminds residents to be mindful of the dangers of carbon monoxide ...

Power washer makes people sick, workers unprotected 
Superior fire officials warn against carbon monoxide
Superior Telegram
Firefighters responded to an up-down duplex Sunday night after a CO detector went off. Firefighters found the CO at dangerous levels.

Police force abandons LPG vehicles
Fife Today
LPG, also known as autogas, can be used as an alternative to petrol and diesel, and is said to reduce carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions. Fleet and…

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.

Consider low level protection for carbon monoxide and smoldering fire detection problems.

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

Google Maps to reference the locations referenced in these Internet headlines.

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 the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety