Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News November 28, 2012 - posts updated frequently - Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day

CO alarm standards know when you are protected

“By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” Richard Dawkins (1941, bio link)

CO News links
Two Hospitalized With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
A man and woman were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning they suffered while renovating a southeast Wichita duplex late Tuesday afternoon. Wichita Fire and Hazmat crews responded to the 2500 block of South Holyoke Court at around 5:30 p.m. ...

Winter heating season brings worries about more house fires, carbon monoxide ...

Kotars says NY State law requires carbon monoxide detectors in all homes. And he suggests more than one: one at each level, and placement near sleeping areas in the house, as well. Another concern, house fires because of fireplace-related problems.

Curbing combustion use, a big request in a combustion based culture Yellow air alerts forecast for several Utah counties
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City

According to Utah's Division of Air Quality, one of the best ways to help bring pollution levels down is to limit driving by carpooling or using public transportation, and by limiting outdoor burning. “We can keep the numbers from continually creeping ...

Ford Says China Should Embrace Electric Cars as Traffic Worsens
Camera Press/Redux.
An estimated 350 million people will move into Chinese cities in the next two decades, threatening to worsen air quality and traffic, Bill Ford, executive chairman and great-grandson of the automaker's founder, said in Shanghai today.

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