Sunday, July 7, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News July 7, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“We’re part of the fire that is burning, from the ashes we can build another day.” "The Story in Your Eyes" - Moody Blues - music link

CO and Air Quality News Links  
Police expand inquiry into Boone hotel deaths
Charlotte Observer

BOONE A police investigation into a Boone hotel where three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning this year has expanded to two other hotels operated by the same management company. Meanwhile, a state licensing board continues to look into the ...

Carbon monoxide leak forces evacuation of Old Spaghetti Factory

The restaurant staff called the fire department which attended to the unit and found the disabled unit was leaking carbon monoxide. Firefighters on the department's hazardous materials response team used ventilation fans to remove the carbon monoxide ...

Trading Standards faulty gas cooker warning over carbon monoxide danger
This is The West Country

In such circumstances there is a serious risk of carbon monoxide build-up, which may in turn result in carbon monoxide poisoning. BEKO are now warning that cooker models, manufactured prior to 2009, may also pose a serious safety risk if they have been ...

Protecting water quality a priority
Pocono Record

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come.

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

- Carbon Monoxide detection -  National Fire Protection Association

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