Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News August 28, 2013 - posts updated frequently

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

“Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.”  Jimmy Buffett (1946, bio link)

"Voices in the Sky" - Moody Blues - music link

Children going back to school?
· Are you sending your children to schools or daycare’s that have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?

 · Are the school’s or daycares’ heating systems performing  at the manufacturer and code specifications of the district?

 · Is the ventilation system providing  an air exchange worthy of delivering fresh air to each child, student, instructor, staff and visitor?  Is it measured or merely guessed at with timers?

· Who is responsible  for the air your child breathes?

· Measure carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide daily  in the air that you breathe and learning occurs.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links
Two treated by paramedics after suspected gas leak in Croyde
North Devon Gazette

Fire crews were scrambled to the property after reports a carbon monoxide alarm was activated.

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