Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News August 21, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“Now troubles are many, they're as deep as a well.”
“And When I Die” - Blood Sweat and Tears - music link  Lyrics

Carbon Monoxide (referenced by the chemical symbol CO) is a toxic gas that can occur in homes, buildings, vehicles and even outdoors. It is measured in parts per million (PPM); out of a million molecules of air, how many parts are CO? It is one carbon atom bound with one oxygen atom.

All combustion gas should be avoided in breathable air. A combustion gas is generated when ever fuels are burned for engine power and energy, cooking, heating and lighting. This gas may contain deadly and harmful levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, heavy particles and excessive levels of carbon dioxide. The quality of the fuel and quality of the rapid oxidation of the air fuel mixture quantifies the emissions; to be sure, test them.

Poisoning from carbon monoxide can go undetected though a person might be experiencing symptoms every day. We are not all of equal health so it is vital we all have gainful knowledge about what CO is, how it is formed, how it gets to where it is breathed in and how we can reduce exposures.

Every day, every month and every year awareness associated with carbon monoxide increases as the diligence of study and collaboration of professionals also increases. As awareness increases, poisonings are prevented. Measurement is education. Your measurements, your education can save a life or prevent illness every day.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links  
Bethan O'Brien tent death: Carbon monoxide suspected
BBC News

A "kind and sweet" woman has died at a Devon campsite after suffering suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Bethan O'Brien, 20, from Andover in Hampshire, ...

Carbon monoxide sickens 5; full recovery expected
Herald Online
Five members of a Happy Valley family were sent to the hospital after they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide because of a problem with a swimming pool heater....
'They were instantly reading high levels of carbon monoxide'

With carbon monoxide poisoning, time is of the essence - if you notice the symptoms get out of the home or other enclosed area immediately and call 9-1-1.

Courthouse evacuated; carbon monoxide reported
Charlotte Observer

Mark Basnight said a Haz-Mat team was sent to 832 East Fourth Street, after a report of either a natural gas leak or carbon monoxide fumes. That is the address ...

Researchers Prove Carbon Monoxide Passes Through Walls ...
Health Editor
By Marijke Vroomen
Carbon monoxide gas can pass easily through drywall, and poison ...

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

Consider low level protection for carbon monoxide and smoldering fire detection problems; don't leave anyone behind.

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.
- Carbon Monoxide detection -  National Fire Protection Association
Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

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