Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News October 23, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.”
Edward Abbey (1927-1989, bio link)

Carbon monoxide can make you sleepy. Be careful driving a motorized vehicle under the influence of carbon monoxide. CO can also cause birth defects including low birth weight, as well as confound  cardio-vascular function in all living beings, generate slow reaction time, headaches, nausea and other common symptoms we try to avoid or prevent.

CO poisoning, an oxidative stress to living things, is to be avoided. Be aware of the air you breathe, particularly if it contains carbon monoxide. Discover CO early, before it detrimentally compounds. Low level notification can make a difference in your life.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO and Air Quality News Links
Coroner identifies two people who died in Champaign home
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup has identified a husband and wife who died of possible carbon-monoxide poisoning Tuesday…

Seventy evacuated from Albany Park building for carbon monoxide ...
Chicago Sun-Times

As many as 70 people were evacuated from an Albany Park apartment building after Chicago Fire Department crews found high levels of carbon monoxide…

Carbon monoxide: Time to install, check or replace detector alarm ...
Salt Lake Tribune

Cristal VanDongen of the Salt Lake City Fire Department has some simple advice that could save your life: first, install carbon monoxide alarms and second,…  

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