Sunday, September 30, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 30, 2012

“As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.” Zachary Scott (1914-1965, bio link)

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Carbon monoxide protection; everyone should have it.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

From the desk of Fire Marshal Fred Baker
When we use our furnaces and stoves and spend more time indoors, we are at increased risk of exposure to carbon monoxide: an odorless, colorless gas. Every year, hundreds of people die from exposure to carbon monoxide -- deaths that could easily be ...

Fire officials: man dead after carbon monoxide filled apartment
WFTV Orlando
Fire officials said carbon monoxide filled the man's apartment after he apparently left his car running inside his garage, Friday night. Investigators believe the man's death was an accident. One resident told WFTV that authorities evacuated the entire ...

A family of 7 is rushed to the hospital after a possible carbon monoxide ...
DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - Scary moments for a family of seven after a possible carbon monoxide poisoning scare. The six children who were in the home range in age from 1-years-old to 12-years-old. Nicole Jackson barely managed to get her kids out of the ...

Good stuff
Techs keep homes warm, safe
Columbus Dispatch
Volunteers from Airtron Heating and Air Conditioning inspected Freeman's furnace to make sure it's ready to keep him warm this winter, and his carbon-monoxide detectors to make sure he'll be warned of the poisonous gas. The men were among about 150 ...

DoTC hit for easing emission standards
“In 2005, DoTC required the testing of four gases, namely, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen. Today, the new DoTC order has gone back to three gases, removing carbon dioxide, instead of going up to six to include nitrogen oxide ...

Phoenix makes list of America's Dirtiest Cities

The publication notes that the Valley's air quality detracts from the quality of life, as Phoenix came in at number seven on the American Lung Association's list of the most air-polluted cities. Travel and Leisure also suggests that the poor air ...

A Brief History of Mechanical Horses
The Atlantic
Once steam power and internal combustion came along, though, that relationship changed drastically. As horses were eclipsed by more efficient methods of moving people and things -- trains, cars, planes -- their role in human culture shifted, as well.

Pollution vacuum cleaner
How your T-shirt could reduce pollution
The Week Magazine
CatClo is an in-development laundry additive that could help your T-shirt remove up to 5 grams of nitrogen dioxide per day from the air — close to the amount the average family car emits. Photo: ThinkStock/Ingram Publishing. Cleaning up the pollution ...

· 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