Thursday, May 2, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News May 2, 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

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, bio link)

These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones by
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.

Please note: Thank you for your comments regarding this news site. We do keep stories out of here as a general rule that are reflective of suicidal incidences. We also must remind many of you that there will be word spelling differences in headlines and stories that are outside the United States. I don’t want to spend time arguing that a word like honor is also spelled as honour or odorless comes through as odourless in these reports. A caravan is a camper or perhaps an RV (recreational vehicle). There are more words, but I think you get the idea.

We are talking about carbon monoxide and working toward the prevention of CO poisoning. Slight spelling variations from different countries is insignificant. We are not alone, and we are not alone in this educational effort to raise awareness and save lives. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links
Carbon monoxide - American College of Medical Toxicology

Carbon monoxide poisoning public frequently asked questions.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Not Required In Oklahoma Schools
News On 6

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas. It comes from things like heaters, stoves and cars. High levels or leaks can be dangerous, even deadly. Every year, C-O poisonings kill nearly 500 people and another 15,000 are seen at hospitals. In the ...

Read this and weep; and wonder about CO safety and your children  Gas safety campaign honours little victims
The Age

Grieving Shepparton mother Vanessa Robinson did not know the odourless and colourless carbon monoxide was killing her children but she has now vowed to build a foundation to tell everyone else of the dangers. At the time her own arm ballooned to six ...

Minimise carbon monoxide risks on boats
Practical Boat Owner Magazine

Boaters are being urged to safeguard against carbon monoxide poisoning with the help of a free guidance booklet. It follows two suspected cases in Cumbria last month. A mother and daughter, Kelly Webster and 10-year-old Lauren Thornton, died on Easter ...

Carbon monoxide leak that left family in hospital started by 'faulty cooker'
Romford Recorder

A potentially deadly carbon monoxide leak that left an Elm Park family in hospital started after a faulty cooker was reconnected, it is believed. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Pauline Smith with ...

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