Monday, December 16, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 16, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.”
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970, bio link)
"All Along The Watchtower" - music link

Red Cross - Typhoon Appeal  continues in the Philippines. Another please, with hopes of another thank you. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Red Cross - Disaster Relief 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

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning to yourself and others. 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
Scientists warn of poor air quality, call for emissions reduction
Diamondback Online

While hot and humid summer temperatures are long gone from this area, some Maryland and Washington residents experienced air quality close to typical midyear levels earlier this month…The Maryland Department of the Environment declared a code orange air quality alert starting Dec. 2 for the Washington metropolitan area and other parts of the state, indicating that air pollution conditions surpassed the healthy level for certain health-sensitive groups, including children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. These levels are not common for December, said Ashwani K. Gupta, a mechanical engineering professor, and area residents should take steps to reduce their environmental impact…

China, Japan, South Korea to jointly combat air pollution

Beijing - China, Japan and South Korea today agreed to jointly combat air pollution, a common challenge to East Asia, to boost sustainable development for greater ecological improvement. At the end of a two-day summit in Xianghe, a county about one hour's drive east of Beijing, representatives from the three countries said that they will to join hands to boost sustainable development…

Utah's smoggy inversion here to stay, at least through mid-week
Salt Lake Tribune

"Red" days mean the air quality is unhealthy. People should limit outdoor exertion. And mandatory action has been ordered, meaning solid-fuel burning devices ...

Macedonia mayor warns about air pollution

HIGH levels of air pollution have prompted the mayor of Macedonia's capital to ... the recommendations have been issued "due to the impaired quality of the air…

9th Straight Spare The Air Called for Monday

Another "Spare the Air" alert has been issued for the Bay Area on Monday, banning fires and wood burning for the ninth straight day. The Bay Area Air Quality ...

Traffic-related air pollution a substantial public health concern
The Almagest

Traffic-related air pollution is increasingly shown to have negative health effects according to a growing body of epidemiologic evidence and is a substantial public health concern in Canada, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)…Mounting evidence indicates a causal effect between exposure to air pollution from traffic and the development of asthma in children and adults. Diesel exhaust causes lung cancer...Despite generally good air quality in Canadian cities, approximately 21 000 people die prematurely from air pollution each year in Canada, about 9-fold more than the number killed in traffic accidents…

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