Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News November 28, 2013 - posts updated frequently

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Red Cross - Typhoon Appeal  People of the world are asked again to do what they can to help the people clinging to life as the disaster’s hell continues in the Philippines. Another please, with hopes of another thank you. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Red Cross - Disaster Relief  Illinois - Governor Quinn declared disaster areas in Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford counties originally and added Fayette and Vermillion to the list. The clean up, the Red Cross, volunteers, churches and all the good people surface and react as if this was their purpose in life, to help those who need help, and to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 

Do you know what can generate carbon monoxide? Just knowing will not protect you; it helps, that’s for sure. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. Measurement is education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety  

CO and Air Quality News Links
+ OFTEC Warns Heating Oil Users Of CO Risks 
OFTEC's Manager in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, David Blevings says, "Carbon monoxide is traditionally associated with gas appliances…

Ontario passes law making carbon monoxide detectors mandatory
Toronto Star
Ontarians must buy carbon monoxide detectors for their homes and will enjoy more protection from aggressive door-to-door sales tactics and debt-settlement ...

Faulty Log Burner On Bath Boat Leaks Carbon Monoxide
NOW Bath

A woman was taken to the RUH in the early hours of this morning after being exposed to deadly carbon monoxide from a faulty log burner on a boat in the centre ...

Woman nearly killed by carbon monoxide in RV at Talladega 500 ...

As hundreds of recreational vehicles swarm the hayfields of Auburn in anticipation of Saturday's Iron Bowl, Allison Morgan is finally back home in Murfreesboro, ...

Carbon monoxide leak detected at McDowell jail
McDowell News

McDowell EMS and the Marion Fire Department were on the scene of a carbon monoxide leak at the McDowell County Jail Wednesday afternoon…

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends Wellington County man to hospital
CTV News

An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital with an apparent case of carbon monoxide poisoning. Wellington County OPP say they were called to an ...

Gas fumes force family to flee
Grand Haven Tribune

Firefighters used a carbon monoxide monitor in the house and detected low levels of the gas, Olthoff said. The gas company was then asked to investigate…

School slowly returns to normal after CO poisoning
San Juan Record

While many things have returned to normal at Montezuma Creek Elementary School, the investigation continues into the carbon monoxide poisoning that sent ...

Healthy Kids: Keeping your family safe from carbon monoxide ...

As temperatures drop each fall and winter, the number of carbon monoxide exposures to the Missouri Poison Center climbs… The problem occurs when carbon monoxide from these sources builds up in ...

A deadly gas may have therapeutic potential
It's common knowledge that carbon monoxide can be lethal—the colorless, odorless gas is such a hazard that people guard against its toxic effects by installing ... One trial is examining the effects of breathing carbon monoxide before and after colon surgery. Another is testing whether carbon monoxide might have an anti-inflammatory effect that could benefit patients with COPD, a progressive lung disease. In yet another study, researchers are using the gas to try and decrease the blood pressure of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare disease. Now, in a study published in the December issue of Cancer Research, Otterbein chips away again at the traditional view of carbon monoxide as a menace. Otterbein and colleagues found that administering carbon monoxide to cancer cells in a dish could increase the cells’ susceptibility to chemotherapy 1,000-fold, while protecting normal cells. In mice with prostate and lung cancer, carbon monoxide inhibited tumor growth…

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