Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News March 19, 2013 - posts updated frequently - Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. Scroll back in time and balance the carbon monoxide stories with the lessons learned.

Link to: CO alarm standards – know when you are protected

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”
William Blake (1757-1827, bio link)

The following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones by timeanddate.com
Google Maps- perhaps, to reference locations noted in CO News headlines
American Red Cross - disaster relief
Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution - U.S. EPA
Heart rescue video using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Current Data for Atmospheric CO2
Federal Aviation Administration warning; Carbon Monoxide: a Deadly Menace
Carbon monoxide toxicity- Emergency Medicine Ireland
Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.

CO News Links –

Carbon monoxide leak forces family out of home
CTV News

Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home? The Calgary Fire Department is attributing an alarm for helping a family escape injury from a carbon monoxide leak in their southwest home. They were called to a duplex at 55 Springwood Dr. S.W. and ...

10 Things to Know about Carbon Monoxide

A: Carbon monoxide is created by fossil-fuel burning appliances, including oil, propane, gasoline and natural gas appliances, including generators and heaters. The appliance could be working properly, but the venting through a chimney or pipe may be ...

Springfield begins installing carbon monoxide detectors in senior citizen's ...
Springfield city officials gather at the home of Phyllis Bilton as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed, provided under a state grant program.

Tighter air quality rules mean fewer 'good' air days
The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Starting this week, the federal government has tightened its air pollution standards for fine particulates. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the Air Quality Index threshold for good air quality from 15 to 12 micrograms per cubic ...

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes.

The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 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

Carbon Monoxide Information Website ... Carbon Monoxide Useful Links · Contact ... Get the Top ten carbon monoxide safety tips sent to your inbox:

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

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-seven U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2011
| 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

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 CO-Experts Model 2014 Brochure
Masimo (See the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International

Note this distraction from carbon monoxide poisoning:
Bald Eagle Camera Alcoa Bald Eagle Camera, Davenport, Iowa.

A friend of mine notified me that the pair of bald eagles has returned to their nest along the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. The Alcoa Company has their web cam up and running and viewing of the nest is possible during daylight hours, Central Standard Time, US. Two eggs in the nest.
UPDATE: Hatching has begun. Fresh caught fish, rodents and other game animals will be brought to the nest. The Alcoa Eagle website gives a good history of the pair and the company’s involvement with them. If you haven’t viewed this site through the hatching and growth of the eaglets, I think you may find it to be quite a live sight to see when you may have those periodic spare moments. This link will be posted on this site for those people who may wish to capture the link and watch the cycle of life of this nesting pair.

What does this have to do with carbon monoxide safety?
It is just a live web cam, perhaps a distraction from the headlines of death and injury. Please become aware of the air you breathe. Measurement is education. Measure your air accurately when measuring carbon monoxide.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety