Saturday, September 1, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 1, 2012 - updated frequently

"Don’t think about what others say you cannot do.”
Richard Marker (see today's first CO News link)

May we all have this strength of will to overcome our obstacles like this carbon monoxide poisoning survivor noted in this first story link. Survivors of CO poisoning have extreme difficulties and require support, patience and professional guidance. Their obstacles make most of mine seem somewhat trivial and self imposed.

You will also note the postings of several air quality alerts today. Some are obviously from the wildland fires that are burning, but some are not. It is indeed hard to understand why the economic drivers appear to be callous to those that are and will suffer the consequences of combustion gas poisoning. But then again, we did have an Industrial Revolution that got us here and it did not happen over night. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Graduation first step in 'a second chance at life'
The Daily News Journal
Richard Marker poses for a photo after his graduation at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna, TN Friday, August 31, 2012. Marker graduated from the Traumatic Brain Injury program five years after a carbon monoxide accident injured his brain.

Craving Carbon Monoxide? Self imposed poisonings
Hookah as toxic to lungs as cigarettes
India Today
The nicotine content of hookah tobacco is greater than that of cigarettes, while carbon monoxide levels are three times greater than in cigarette smoke. Most users believe hookah is less harmful than cigarettes as water pipe filters out toxic ...

Air pollution and the risk to Hispanic people
Las Vegas Sun
Air pollution is a real danger that we live with every day. This is especially true for Hispanics. About 90 percent of Hispanics in the United States live in urban areas. These are areas where pollution from cars and trucks and major transportation ... Regardless of skin color, any parent who has seen a son or daughter in the throes of an uncontrolled asthma attack knows how scary they are and just how powerless you feel when it’s happening.

A Few Air Quality Alerts
State issues air quality alert Friday for Staten Island
High levels of the pollutant ozone are causing the state to issue an air quality alert for Friday. Pollution from New Jersey certainly doesn't help the Island's air quality. Here, a plant in Elizabeth releases gases ...

Super City's health check
New Zealand Herald
Click on the Air Quality report card, for example, and you will discover in the quick facts section that there are around 300 premature deaths a year in Auckland due to air pollution and that the social cost from air pollution is estimated to be $1.07 ...

Weekend air quality update from Mendocino County health department
Ukiah Daily Journal
Smoke concentrations in these areas have reached levels considered to be Hazardous' under state and federal air quality standards. It is advised that all residents decrease their outdoor activities and stay indoors as much as possible in the Round ...

DEM Issues Air Quality Alert Day for Aug. 31
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island especially in central and southern sections in the afternoon on Friday. A very humid air mass with southwest winds will ...

Free bus rides offered to promote 'Spare the Air' days
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Over the next two years, TTD will designate up to 88 “Spare the Air” days and create ways to educate the public about the importance of preserving air quality and the benefits of public transportation. “Spare the Air days will coincide with those times ...

· 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