Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News October 16, 2012 - posts updated frequently - Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968, bio link)

CO News links
Canton Volunteer Fire announces Be Safe...Replace campaign Nov. 4
Foothills Media Group
The Canton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. donated $1,000 to purchase the fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and batteries at Larsen's Ace Hardware, which provided them at a discounted price. The campaign, scheduled to coincide with the changing of the ...

Campaign launched to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning
This is Grimsby
FREE carbon monoxide detectors will be given away to prevent further tragic deaths from the silent killer. In the wake of the loss of two well-known people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning, Humberston Lions and the Grimsby Telegraph are teaming ...

Air pollution closely linked to heart health
ABC Online
A SUDDEN REDUCTION OF air pollution might improve adverse cardiovascular effects in healthy adults, according to a study that tracked pollutants and compared levels to blood markers before, during and after Beijing's 2008 Olympic games. This is the first major study to examine the biological link between short-term air pollution reductions and cardiovascular diseases in young adults who have no health problems. The study suggests that even healthy people can benefit from a temporary decline in air pollution.

Spontaneous combustion blamed for massive inferno
Winnipeg Free Press
THE St. Boniface inferno last week was the result of "spontaneous combustion," the fire commissioner has ruled. The $15-million fire at Speedway International Oct. 1 sent a huge fireball high into the sky, forcing residents to flee their homes and ...

United Kingdom
National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week to launch in November
H&V News
Carbon Monoxide Awareness, a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, will be hosting the seventh National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. The charity actively supports the victims of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and also raises awareness of ...

· 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