Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News November 27, 2012 - posts updated frequently - Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day

CO alarm standards know when you are protected

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894, bio link)

Carbon monoxide must be measured with sensor technology  designed for that specific gas. Measurement includes the ambient air or the air we breathe and in the combustion gases of furnaces, water heaters, boilers, cooking systems and the other hydrocarbon fueled systems used around us every day; these are the systems that burn oil, gasoline, natural gas, coal, wood, bagasse, or any bio-fuel. CO can also be measured in the human body by drawing blood and testing or non-invasively through pulse co-oximetry or breath analysis.

Your home or the building you work in or visit may contain  malfunctioning furnaces, boilers, water heaters, space heaters, cooking systems or fireplaces that are already producing large amounts of CO. You may also be exposed to CO on a boat, on a bus, in a car, in a house, on a street, at a construction site, almost everywhere; be careful! It is not unreasonable to have one of the small carbon monoxide measuring devices with you as you might a cell phone or a wristwatch. We are talking about carbon monoxide you know.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO News links
2 hospitalized in Wilmington carbon monoxide leak
6abc.com Action News.

WILMINGTON, Del. - -- Two people needed to be hospitalized after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside a Wilmington, Delaware apartment building on Monday. Firefighters were called around 10:00 ...

Carbon Monoxide Detector May Have Saved Rochester Family

The Rochester Fire Department was called to a home on the 1500 block of 46th Street NW with reports of a carbon monoxide detector going off. When crews arrived they found small traces of carbon monoxide. The family's stove was found to be the cause of ...

Generator fatality: Albrightsville family decimated by death, brain damage ...
Pocono Record

Her father, Lammert Roodhof, 66, was pronounced dead later in the evening of Oct. 30 at Gnaden Huetten Hospital in Lehighton, a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from a gasoline-powered generator he'd been using since Hurricane Sandy had knocked ...

Carbon Monoxide Warning
KSBY San Luis Obispo News

Cal Fire says the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are headache, dizziness, and feeling nauseated or faint. In worst case scenarios, it can be deadly. "It's so important before you put your fireplace into service, your heaters into ...

High CO levels found in residence
Leavenworth Times

High carbon monoxide levels were found Saturday at a Leavenworth residence, a Fire Department spokesman said. Fire Capt. Shawn Kell said a CO detector alerted people at the residence at 2005 Choctaw Street. Firefighters were contacted at 8:09 a.m. ... Leavenworth firefighters put on their self-contained breathing apparatuses for protection when they have CO readings of 35 parts per million or greater.

Car Emissions May Hike Autism Risk
MedPage Today

Regional exposure measures of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter less than 2.5 μm and 10 μm in diameter were also associated with autism during gestation, they wrote online in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The authors noted that the…

The lowest U.L. 2034 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
70 PPM to 149 PPM –
resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours
Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions.

Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Minnesota Department of Commerce

SAINT PAUL, MN – Each year about 50,000 people visit emergency rooms in the United States for CO poisoning, and more than 500 die each year from this silent, odorless, colorless gas. As part of Winter Hazard Awareness Week (November 5-9), the Minnesota Department of Commerce warns Minnesotans of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and to take steps to avoid this “silent killer.”

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning

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Carbon monoxide toxicity
Emergency Medicine Ireland -
By Andy Neill

Aviators – note:
Federal Aviation Administration warning; Carbon Monoxide: a Deadly Menace

Carbon Dioxide earth atmospheric update levels; Current Data for Atmospheric CO2

Heart rescue video using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

· 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.

American Red Cross - disaster relief

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