Saturday, September 22, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 22, 2012 - updated frequently

“In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell (1903-1950, bio link)

Earth fires bring out the earth caretakers
Wild lands are burning and causing discomfort, destruction and displacement. The hazardous air is certainly an ominous and real threat to our health when the combusting of natural resources occurs. The large parcels of land scorched must be looked at as a ripe opportunity to replant and take care of this garden, earth. While we still fight many fires, there are those who have begun the process of healing and caring for the wounds, moving debris and testing the soils.

The warnings about hazardous air due to human combustion practices in clustered urban areas is also ominous, threatening and seemingly relentless when day after day of extreme temperatures have us staying protectively indoors or suffer the consequences. The compounding unhealthy air problems that are the result of clustering combustion driven populations seem to have us taking notice to the issues of cause.

However, economic growth and momentum are reliant upon the urban clustering of combustion driven populations regardless of the health consequences suffered by the population it relies upon. This makes change to less combustion difficult; we have to live cooperatively and make an economic living in all of our clusters where there are expectations of momentum.

Can we cluster without combustion? Is the problem clustering of people or is it combustion that is the root cause of unhealthy air? The air would be a lot healthier in the same clusters with less combustion occurring. Is this the battle and who’s the foe? Am I fighting my own self, the guy who drives a car, rides on airplanes and trains and heats water and air with a controlled flame in a box?

As always, the revolution is life and the cause is to die living it as stewards of the earth, making a living. If we aren’t gardeners caring for the plot, what else can we be? Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Follow up
Water heaters to be replaced in wake of couple's poisoning
The Virginian-Pilot
An investigation showed that a malfunction in the internal workings of the gas-fueled water heater created the fatal level of carbon monoxide, said Kathy Warren, deputy executive director of the housing authority. Lawyers for the family and housing ...

Speaking out; true everywhere
Shoddy boiler servicing is 'putting lives at risk'
Cork News
Mr. Duffy's comments come ahead of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week from next Monday, September 24th, which aims to heighten public awareness about carbon monoxide. The public will be asked to remember three key things, using the mnemonic ...

20 years and counting
Options growing for charging electric cars
Victoria Times Colonist
Her husband, Randy, owns Canadian Electric Vehicles, an Errington-based firm that sells electric conversion kits that turn gas-guzzling combustion vehicles into electric ones. She drives a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle that has been through the conversion ...

· 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