Friday, October 18, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News October 18, 2013 - posts updated frequently

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“The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.”
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679, bio link)
Are you driving under the influence of carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in people and animals as soon as any concentration is breathed in and begins poisoning. Exposure to carbon monoxide occurs daily to almost everyone who is interactive in our combustion engine culture. The severity of the poisoning varies as does any immediate impact on the health of the individuals exposed. Long term, chronic exposures are detrimental to human life and medical facts confirm this.

Are you driving under the influence of carbon monoxide?
Exposure to CO can cause drowsiness, headache and slower reaction time. These are not good conditions if you are driving a car, truck, travel camper of some sort, boat or any other motorized vehicle.

The learning point here is that if you were to measure carbon monoxide at lower levels, you would measure for yourself what the condition of your exposure is in this combustion culture we live in.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links
When Headaches Are a Sign of Poisoning
dailyRx News

As the winter months approach and people spend more time inside, hospitals might begin to see more and more cases of carbon monoxide ...

Police investigate after two children suffer carbon monoxide poisoning

Two children were taken to the hospital over the weekend after being exposed to carbon monoxide. It happened around 9 p.m. in Warsaw after a mother had ...

Chimney Tips to Keep Your Family Warm—And Safe
Popular Mechanics

Like fire, carbon monoxide can be a deadly threat. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible toxic gas that kills about 400 people per year, according to the ...

Follow up
Police: Deceased M'ville family had just moved into rental home

Unlike in Illinois, carbon monoxide detectors are not required in homes in Indiana. Since 2007, Illinois has required the installation of carbon monoxide detectors ...

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

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