Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News, August 21, 2012 - updated frequently

“It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935, bio link)

"Listen" to the Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety interview with Carbon Monoxide Survivor

CO News links
Landlord prosecuted for carbon monoxide poisoning
H&V News
A landlord has been handed a suspended jail sentence for endangering lives after a mother, her partner and her eight-year-old daughter were poisoned by carbon monoxide at a flat in Lewisham. Gail Calvert, her partner Stephen Clayden and the young girl ...

No matter how you smoke it….
Does homegrown tobacco contain carbon monoxide? - Yahoo! Answers
I know most or all cigarettes contain nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide. But if you grow the plant organically, and smoke it. Will it contain carbon monoxide?

Air science and pollution news
Forest & wild land fire health hazards – warnings
Unhealthful air blankets Shasta and Tehama counties
As wildfires throughout the north state grew Monday, air-quality officials in Shasta and Tehama counties are warning of unhealthful conditions for residents of both counties. The Shasta County Air Quality Management District advised county residents ...Officials say the elderly, children and those with heart or respiratory conditions should avoid too much exertion outdoors, and everyone should limit their exertion in areas where smoke buildup is obvious.

Air pollution 'kills 13000 per year'
Selkirk Weekend Advertiser
“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that each year over 5000 people will die as a ...

Combustion emission science – nitrogen oxides
New catalyst enables cleaner diesel without the platinum
Ars Technica
In particular, removing the nitrogen oxides (NOx) formed as oxygen and nitrogen in the air reacting at high temperatures requires specialized systems and expensive catalysts like platinum. While everyone would like to get rid of the platinum, no ...

The proof is in the air; measurement is education
LA's Pollution from Car Exhaust is Down 98% from the 60s
In fact, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has just released a new study of the air quality in Los Angeles, and the findings are stunning…In essence, these tough regulations—which were loudly protested by automakers—directly and rapidly led to cleaner cars and cleaner cities. And a dangerous pollutant has almost been eradicated altogether. It's a great example of regulation driving innovation, too. Stories like this are always striking, especially during a moment where we're constantly hearing complaints about government intervention, how tougher air pollution or greenhouse gas emission rules would derail the economy.

Haze, ozone affecting people's health
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY — It has been nearly two weeks straight that Salt Lake Valley has been on yellow air quality alert. A thick layer of haze caused from city pollution and forest fires in the state has really had an impact people's health.

Are we combustible?
Professor gets crackling on human combustion theory
Cambridge News
The first record of spontaneous combustion dates back to 1641 when Danish doctor and mathematician Thomas Bartholin described the death of Polonus Vorstius – who drank wine at home in Milan, Italy, one evening in 1470 before bursting into flames.

· Heart Rescue Now This link takes you to a very short video that is a practical demonstration on the proper usage of an AED. This video is tastefully done & demonstrates the step-by-step way one might be able to save a life.

· 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; don't leave anyone behind.

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.
Fieldpiece Instruments
The Energy Conservatory
IntelliTec Colleges
CO Experts
Masimo (See the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International