Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News April 10, 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

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”
Edward Abbey (1927-1989, bio link)

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

CO and Air Quality News Links

Meridian City Council passes carbon monoxide detector ordinance

MERIDIAN – The Meridian City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to change its building code to require apartments and other multi-family dwellings to have carbon monoxide detectors. The decision comes after a 19-year-old Marine died last November ...

Advice on carbon monoxide following tragedy on cruiser
Lancashire Evening Post

“Other signs that could point to carbon monoxide poisoning are when your symptoms only occur when you are at home, your symptoms disappear or get better when you leave home and come back when you return, or when others in your household are ...

Is China on par to destroy itself through pollution?

According to HK Hong Kong Knows, "On August 1 [2012], the Air Pollution Index readings in Hong Kong hit an all-time high, with all three of the city's roadside air-monitoring stations (located in Mong Kok, Central and Causeway Bay) logging worryingly ...

Locals take environmental high road, but it's getting smoggy too
Park Record

Regardless, according to recent reports compiled by the state Department of Environmental Quality, the county's air quality is getting worse, not better. But the truth is out. Our own pristine mountain air is also starting to show signs of wear and ...

Young student speaks out; are we listening?
Incinerator pollution outweighs benefits
Surrey Leader

I agree with the report written by Marc Lee that notes that incineration has little benefits for waste reduction and lowers the quality of health and air. Electricity generated by burning garbage is not any better than using a coal- or oil-based ...

An Taisce blames air pollution for thousands of premature deaths
The Daily Shift

Air pollution also costs the Irish economy up to €6.3 billion annually in direct health costs and days lost in work and education. An Taisce has said Irish people are suffering unnecessary high levels of asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory ...

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

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· 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. 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