Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 4, 2012

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955, bio link)

CO News links
PG family of 5 sickened by carbon monoxide
Washington Examiner
A family of five was taken to a hospital after being exposed to carbon monoxide in their Prince George's County home, officials said. Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, the family members started waking up and complaining of headaches and nausea. The parents ...

Carbon Monoxide from Generators Can Kill
The exhaust from gasoline-powered portable generators contains high levels of poisonous carbon monoxide that can incapacitate and kill within minutes

Pre-clampsia: dictionary.com/pre-clampsia 
Noun; Pathology . a form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.

Traffic pollution can increase risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women
Air pollution caused by road traffic can increase the risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women by as much as a third, Australian researchers have discovered.

Changing climate, a window for new businesses
Business Day
Believe this – a new energy paradigm, one predicated on improved air quality, climate protection and energy security, is bound to throw up a plethora of business opportunities. So, should we anticipate, or dread, climate change?

Pollution Facts | Types of Pollution
Pollution is the introduction of a contaminant into a natural environment, usually by humans. While most people think of pollution as chemical waste dumped into rivers, or factories spewing toxins into the air, it can also include light pollution or ... The health effects of pollution affect more than 100 million people worldwide — more widespread than global pandemics such as AIDS. In some of the world’s worst polluted places, babies are born with birth defects, children have lost 30 to 40 IQ points, and life expectancy may be as low as 45 years because of cancers and other diseases.

· 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

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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