Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News April 23, 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

“In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.” Margaret J. Wheatley (1941, bio link)
These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones by timeanddate.com
Google Maps
Earthquake Map - USGS

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.

Carbon monoxide poisoning prevention requires measurement.
Reduce the concentration of CO generated at combustion sources.
Measure & monitor the air that people are in continuously.
Educate the people who will be in the space monitored about CO.
Measure the COHb level of people presenting symptoms.
Alert people to the presence of the poison before they get sick.
Evacuate before illness and fix or eliminate the generating source.
Learn from our mistakes.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links
Carbon monoxide alarm in Lakewood evacuates 11 residents, 4 taken to hospital
Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD — Eleven people had to be evacuated from a home here Monday night and four were sent to the hospital after carbon monoxide apparently sickened them, police said. Firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel responded to 316 ...

Carbon monoxide leak empties Resource Bank
Dekalb Daily Chronicle

DeKALB – Resource Bank was evacuated for about 90 minutes Monday morning due to a minor carbon monoxide leak. Workers at 555 Bethany Road smelled an odor about 8:30 a.m. and called authorities, DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks said. About 50 people ...

Rep. Gray to introduce first bill
Delmarva Now

House Bill 70, Gray's first bill as a representative since winning the seat in November, is an addition to Title 25 of the Delaware Code, which states a tenant living in a rental unit cannot tamper with a smoke or carbon-monoxide detector and render it ...

Waste management in US helps reduce emissions
Pollution Solutions

Nearly 84 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions are made up of carbon dioxide, whereas methane - the main component of natural gas - only makes up 8.8 per cent, according to a recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Coal emits ...

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.
NOTE: Camera is temporarily unable to transmit live images. A new camera from a distant, non-disruptive location is being set up.
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