Sunday, September 9, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News September 9, 2012 - updated frequently

“Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”
Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961, bio link)

If not for us, for our children
Carbon monoxide can come from common unburned hydrocarbon fuels (referenced by the chemical symbols C & H; C for carbon & H for hydrogen). These fuels include gasoline, natural gas, heating oil, coal, propane, wood, diesel, charcoal and similarly familiar products.

Carbon monoxide is often referenced as “The Silent Killer” in that CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible. It is very important to know that some common odors also contain harmful or deadly levels of carbon monoxide. These odors may be around us everyday and because of their commonality might be why they are often overlooked as hazardous or as the contributing factor to some everyday illness symptoms.

It is of primary importance that the health symptoms and the effects of CO poisoning are clearly understood, recognized, tested for, and the source remediated. Carbon monoxide at a high concentration is a deadly poison and in lesser concentrations can cause or compound illness symptoms for all people especially those who have vulnerable or pre-existing health conditions. Pregnancy is critical to protect from CO exposure, especially for the fetus. If we won’t do it for ourselves, please do it for our children, all children of the world.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO News Links & Air Quality
A new kind of family
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
The Tennessee medical examiner found over 45 percent carbon monoxide saturation levels in their blood. “That's what breaks my heart the most,” Chris Watson said. “They sit there and look at the pictures. I say, 'That's Momma and Daddy,' and they will ...

Numerous students sickened by malfunctioning boiler at elementary school
As a parent this is something that honestly has never even crossed my mind, but that is what happened at Friendship Elementary School in Glen Rock. Unfortunately it is something that the school administration didn't think about either. “We never really thought about them before, but because of this incident we are being proactive in providing these buildings with these carbon monoxide detectors,” explained Southern York School District Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hensley.

Coupon for Free Carbon Monoxide and Fire Alarms
Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan is offering a coupon to be redeemed for a free carbon monoxide alarm and up to six fire alarms. Many home ...

Seyed Sadredin: A strategy for achieving cleaner air
Visalia Times-Delta

Any objective and honest discussion about San Joaquin Valley air quality must start with an expression of gratitude to Valley businesses, farmers and residents for their large investment toward clean air, and an acknowledgment that those sacrifices ...

The future of electric cars: lighter vehicles, more miles per charge
The Seattle Times
Electric-car technology is improving rapidly, he said, while internal-combustion engines are as good as they're ever going to get. Lutz, developer of the Chevy Volt, was in town for a conference at Seattle Center on Friday called "Beyond Oil" —

Air quality device helps reduce children's exposure to smoke in the home
Medical Xpress

Parents reported they found getting a number which described how high their indoor air quality was provided extra motivation to change their smoking behaviour. Based on the results of the study, the researchers hope to use indoor air quality ...

Poor air quality affects kids with asthma
The News International
Islamabad - Poor air quality affects kids with asthma. When the weather heats up and ozone infiltrates the air, kids with asthma should limit their time outside, experts say. The Nemours Foundation ... 

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