Saturday, September 7, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News September 7, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“Beauty is not caused. It is.” Emily Dickinson (1830-1886, bio link)
CO and Air Quality News Links
Mexico City Air Pollution Report Says People Dying Prematurely But City Has Won Air Quality Award; Why? [REPORT]
Latin Times

"Once ranked the most polluted city on the planet, Mexico City proves that long-term determination and a comprehensive approach can make a huge difference in the air quality of a megacity," said the awarding committee. But the city still produces 150 percent of the ozone contamination recommended by the World Health Organization, according to the International Clean Air Institute's 2012 report.

The overlooked problem of indoor air pollution

Pollutants released from cooking are similar to those found in outdoor smog, NPR reports. But even though we spend the majority of our time in our homes, breathing them in, it’s outdoor air quality that’s most stringently regulated. According to Jennifer Logue, a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, cooking releases fumes that, just like smog, increase people’s risk of developing long-term health problems. When Logue studied air quality in Southern California homes that cooked at least once a week, she found that over half were above the outdoor health limit for nitrogen dioxide.

Flights over Pacific highest-producers of ozone

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Flights over the Pacific, specifically leaving and entering Australia and New Zealand, create the most ozone, a new study says. Conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the study was published Thursday in IOP Publishing's journal, Environmental Research Letters.

Is your student house safe? New fire and carbon monoxide safety ...

Landlords can now join a register set up by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) to make their rental property safer from fire and carbon monoxide risks ...Research carried out among 1,500 landlords and 1,600 renters across the UK has found that one in five (21%) landlords never worry about making sure their tenants are safe, yet nearly one in 10 (8%) renters - the equivalent of around 17.3 million renters in England – claim they’ve had a gas leak or fire incident in their home.
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 packageand 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