Sunday, December 29, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 29, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“A child miseducated is a child lost.”
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, bio 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
+Hotel Evacuated After Carbon Monoxide Scare

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nearly two dozen people had to seek medical attention after a carbon monoxide scare at a Cleveland hotel on Saturday. The fire ...

+Residents Want Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Payson Roundup

After a carbon monoxide alarm installed by the Payson Fire Department recently saved a family, residents have inundated the department seeking a ...
A carbon monoxide scare on West Mountain Lane has Ashland Fire Lt. David Iarussi reminding people about the importance of checking their…

OPP Warn Residents of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Fountain Pen

On December 24, 2013 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to two medical assistance calls for carbon monoxide ...

Blacks disproportionately die from carbon monoxide

Portable generators involved in most carbon monoxide deaths. An overnight ice storm caused commuter head aches and left over 100,000 people ...

Tips for upcoming cold snap

Carbon Monoxide Danger - Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for…

Natural Gas Driller Wants to Release Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon ...
Boise Weekly

Alta Mesa—one of Idaho's newest natural gas drillers—wants to emit, among other things, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide at a proposed natural…

A life-saving gift for 2014 [Editorial]
Baltimore Sun

For those looking for a fairly simple and pain-free resolution for the new year, here's one: Get a carbon monoxide detector for your home or business or both. If you already have one, perhaps it's time to change the batteries or at least test them. On one single day this month — Thursday, Dec. 19 to be exact — a total of 10 people were taken to local hospitals after carbon monoxide leaks in their Baltimore County homes. The two incidents, both in Dundalk but otherwise unrelated, involved faulty furnaces. Neither household had a single carbon monoxide detector…  

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