Saturday, May 4, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News May 4, 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

“Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.” Roger Moore (1927, 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.

We are often reminded in the articles posted on this web site that protection from carbon monoxide alarms and detectors can be purchased for as inexpensively as $20.00. This is correct, you can purchase them for that little and they will have some protection from high, deadly levels of CO. But the lower levels that go undetected can compound and cause tiredness, drowsiness, slower reaction time and headaches to name a few symptoms.

If you are a person that spends a lot of time in a vehicle, particularly vehicles like a long haul truck, lorry or transport, you definitely need to be alerted to levels that can cause these symptoms. It is your life and your choice. There are many other people on the road that also need you to be unaffected.
 Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links
Carbon monoxide discovered; apartment building evacuated

High levels of carbon monoxide have forced the evacuation of a Des Moines apartment building. As of 9:30 p.m. a hazmat team was continuing to sweep the four-story apartment building at 3662 Ingersoll Avenue looking for the source of the deadly gas.

Agency accused of shoddy work on low-income homes
WSB Atlanta

The most serious accusation is that the group failed to check hundreds of homes for the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Before and after homes get new insulation and other energy-savings treatments, they are supposed to be checked to make sure ...

Yukon Is First Jurisdiction in Canada to Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors...
The Oil-Fired Appliance Safety Statutory Amendment Act was passed in the Yukon Legislative Assembly yesterday, making Yukon the first jurisdiction in the country to pass legislation requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all dwelling units with fuel-burning appliances or attached garages.

Driver Health: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger to the health of some drivers. Learn the hard-to-spot symptoms and dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning here.

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