Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News July 3, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time for archived CO News links.

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963, bio link)

CO and Air Quality News Links   
Carbon monoxide leak clears GE plant in Dover
New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Firefighters spent much of the day Tuesday ventilating high levels of carbon monoxide — levels unsafe for humans — from the General Electric industrial plant at 200 W. Broadway. Fire Capt. Mike Mossor said the Fire Department's emergency ambulance ...

Four Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in MD
NBC4 Washington

Howard County officials said three adults and one child were transported to a local hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday afternoon. Crews responded to a medical emergency in the 9500 block of Standon Place in Columbia at approximately 5 p.m. ...

Death of 22-year-old at Bear Lake is reminder of carbon monoxide risks
Deseret News

He said a carboxyhemoglobin test is simple and affordable but isn't part of a routine autopsy and sometimes isn't ordered by those who don't know to suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. Baron has sounded the warning at boating safety conferences and in ...

Update Emergency call out over carbon monoxide leak
             Peterborough Telegraph

The caller's alarm was stating “danger - carbon monoxide” and control operators advised the caller to leave the property immediately. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and identified a carbon monoxide leak from a boiler.

Update Warning after carbon monoxide leak in Wisbech home
              Fenland Citizen

An alarm alerted a Wisbech resident to a potentially fatal carbon monoxide leak yesterday evening (Tuesday). The fire brigade were called at 6.45pm after a carbon monoxide alarm started going off in a property at Horseshoe Terrace. The resident was ...

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

-Link to:  CO alarm standards
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. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones
- Google Maps-
- Earthquake Map

American Red Cross
- Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution
- Heart Rescue using an (AED)

Current Data for Atmospheric CO2
- Federal Aviation Administration CO warning
- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.

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.
NOTE: Another camera is in operation from a lower angle.

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