Friday, September 28, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 28, 2012 - updated frequently

“It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778, bio link)

Reality show – not on television but maybe in your home
Residents urged to check carbon monoxide, smoke detectors
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Steamboat Springs — As the nights get colder and residents begin turning on the heat, local fire chiefs are encouraging everyone to make sure their furnaces and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. On Thursday morning, a North Routt County family tested positive for exposure to carbon monoxide possibly from the furnace the family started using a week ago. North Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bob Reilley said that a CO detector went off at the home Wednesday night and that the family members had classic symptoms of CO poisoning such as headaches and nausea. Another typical symptom of CO poisoning is feeling tired, which can be deadly if a victim falls asleep.

Heed the warnings, get carbon monoxide protection
Coroner calls for all rented homes to have carbon monoxide alarms after death ...
This is Grimsby
A CORONER has urged that all rented properties are fitted with carbon monoxide alarms after a Cleethorpes woman was killed by a leak of the deadly gas. Elaine Coley died from inhaling exceptionally high levels of gas leaked from a portable heater she ... "That's the simplest and most effective way of preventing future fatalities. If her neighbour had not had one, this could have been even worse than it is."

CO Safety Week in Ireland continues with message of prevention
OFTEC Highlights lack of awareness of carbon monoxide in the home
Offaly Express
“We fully support the Carbon Monoxide Awareness campaign and the key message is that all fossil fuel burning appliances should be serviced annually. Consumers should always use an OFTEC Registered Technician as they have a flue gas analyser that ...

Air quality news links; the proof is in the measurements
UCLA researchers say last year's Carmageddon improved air quality
Los Angeles Times Matt Stevens
Air quality near the closed 10-mile portion of the freeway reached levels 83% better than typical weekends, according to research released Friday by a team at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. More striking, the researchers say, air quality also improved 75% in parts of West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, suggesting that whole swaths of residents stayed off the road in those areas. Overall, air quality across the region was 25% better than normal.

Electric vehicles in cities will dramatically improve air quality
Electrical Portal
If electric vehicles are used appropriately in big conurbations, it could help to improve air quality, says Europe's biggest professional engineers' body. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) submitted evidence to the Transport Select ...

Indoor carbon dioxide levels – too stuffy, impairing
Could weatherization be harmful to human health?
Alaska Dispatch
Going for a walk might clear your head for chemical reasons you never imagined. A small, new study reported by the National Institutes of Health indicates that carbon dioxide accumulations in your office or home could be seriously muddling brain function. Their study, in the NIH magazine Environmental Health Perspectives, goes so far as to warn "direct adverse effects of CO2 on human performance may be economically important and may limit energy-saving reductions in outdoor air ventilation per person in buildings."

· 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