Thursday, September 20, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 20, 2012 - updated frequently

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha (563 B.C.E. - 483 B.C.E., bio link)  

 Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
This question gets asked a lot, you may have noticed that.
One symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning is nausea. Painful stomach discomfort in its’ many forms often gets blamed on food poisoning, or “something I ate”.

A blast of a high concentration of CO from a barbeque, the warming fires under the hot food trays in a smorgasbord line at a banquet or conference, or even poor kitchen ventilation at that favorite restaurant can result in nausea and suspected food poisoning. You can easily be poisoned by an unvented and poorly combusting gas cooking system in your own home.

Nausea is a warning signal by the body, a compunding violent reaction. Do you know how much carbon monoxide you’ve inhaled today? If you have a non-digital carbon monoxide alarm that meets the current U.L. Standard in the United States, the CSA Standard in Canada or the European Standard, there is a very good chance that you may get a symptom of nausea or headache before those alarms sound off. Is that what you want?
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Study: Air Pollution From Grilled Burgers Worse Than Trucks
CBS Local
HESPERIA ( — A UC Riverside study found that commercially cooked hamburgers cause more air pollution than diesel trucks. The study, which focused on commercial char-broilers found in burger restaurants, said the equipment generates ...

Safety Tips: Keep Your Home Safe From Carbon Monoxide
CBS Local – Atlanta
When it comes to preventing carbon monoxide exposure in your home, safety is key. The odorless, colorless gas is toxic, with even mild exposure resulting in headaches, dizziness and feeling sick. How can you keep you and your family safe from carbon ...

Thousands of smoke detectors donated
"Operation Save a Life" is a first-time collaborative in Connecticut, distributing 5,000 smoke detectors and 500 carbon monoxide detectors to low-income homes throughout the state, donated by UTC company Kidde. "The most important thing for us is that ...

· 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