Sunday, September 2, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News, September 2, 2012 - updated frequently

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” Bruce Lee (1940-1973, bio link) 

Measurement via testing trumps guesswork
It is easy enough to find test instruments that can accurately measure carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, two of the major gases noted in this news site. It is easy enough to find someone else’s opinion regarding these gases and their human impact, including mine. Your opinion is valuable, but quantify it with your own measurements. If you don’t test, you don’t know, and be careful about repeating opinions based upon opinions and not the facts of measurement.

Indeed, the medical community at the street level has not been as thorough testing for oxidative stress as medical technology allows and millions of people suffer and are treated for symptoms not recognized for what they are. This is a big problem that can easily begin to be addressed; begin measurement.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide News Links
Hill Center evacuated due to carbon monoxide alarm (updated ...
The Ithacan
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Classes had to be stopped at Ithaca College's Hill Center on Friday after a report of a carbon monoxide leak. Firefighters were called to the campus just before 9:00 a.m. for reports of elevated carbon monoxide levels inside of the ...

Air & Science in the News
Viewpoints: Risk from climate change linked with social factors
Sacramento Bee
In addition to threatening homes, fires create air quality problems, in some cases far away from the site of the fire. But while many Californians are exposed to these conditions, some are far more vulnerable than others. Children and the elderly, for ...

Why Earth still absorbing our carbon dioxide?
Christian Science Monitor
"Globally, these carbon dioxide 'sinks' have roughly kept pace with emissions from human activities, continuing to draw about half of the emitted [carbon dioxide] back out of the atmosphere," said study researcher and climate scientist Pieter Tans ...

Whistleblower: Pollution fines stack up
Minneapolis Star Tribune
These are some of the violations cited by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in the first half of 2012. I looked at the MPCA's enforcement actions for air, water, toxic waste and other violations. The agency issued orders against 72 businesses and ...

We can improve the city air quality as a matter of urgency
Daily Monitor
Inhabitants of Kampala aren't even aware of the hazard they are living in. Colleagues complain that whenever they come to Kampala after periods of field work they always catch a cold. They start coughing and sneezing, mucous membranes in their noses ...

Asia's mega-cities urged to think green
Jakarta Post
Air pollution in Asian cities is higher than in other regions and a staggering 67 per cent of Asian cities (versus 11 per cent of non-Asian cities) fail to meet the European Union's air quality standards. The report shows the income elasticity of ...

· 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