Thursday, December 5, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 5, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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"We may never pass this way (again)" - Seals & Croft - 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  Illinois - 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

Light a small candle. Place a clear, glass jar over it. Watch the flame first weaken, then the wick smokes and holds on to the last dot of fire and then dies out. Fire can only exist in the presence of oxygen. The quality of the fire is dependent upon the quality of the fuel and the oxygen/fuel blend presented in sufficient heat.

Humans are aerobic organisms, living only in the presence of oxygen. Every part of the human body relies on specific amounts of oxygen to complete the chemical processes that occur within each living cell necessary for the maintenance of life or metabolism. Aerobic metabolism is the creation of energy through the combustion of carbohydrates and fats in the presence of oxygen. Oxygen reduction due to carbon monoxide inhalations results in immediate detriments characterized by the concentrations of the displacing agent allowed in, and for how long it remains. Humans need oxygen.

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 

This first featured article today leads me to thinking that if cancer needs oxygen, reducing oxygen to cancer cells results in….
Study finds that carbon monoxide can help shrink tumors and ...
Science Codex - News

BOSTON -- In recent years, research has suggested that carbon monoxide, the highly toxic gas emitted from auto exhausts and faulty heating systems, can be used to treat certain inflammatory medical conditions. Now a study led by a research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows for the first time that carbon monoxide may also have a role to play in treating cancer…
CO and Air Quality News Links
Stagg High School evacuated after students, teacher fall ill

(PALOS HILLS, Ill.) (WLS) -- Six students and a teacher became sick during a carbon monoxide leak at Stagg High School, prompting an…

Bill would expand carbon monoxide alarm law in Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg) -- A proposal requiring many apartment owners and landlords in Pennsylvania to install carbon monoxide alarms is on its way to Governor Corbett…

How cold? Snow possible in Fresno, say forecasters
Merced Sun-Star

Last year, there were two carbon monoxide-related deaths in Fresno, said Koby Johns, spokesman for the Fresno Fire Department… "Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area of the home, including the basement," Johns said. "Carbon monoxide can also be produced by smoldering fires -- never close the damper or flue with hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house."

Replay, in case you missed it…
RECALL: Boilers pose carbon monoxide hazard

While awaiting a repair, consumers should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas. Recalled boilers have model numbers…

Emergency Management offers winter weather tips

Have a winter emergency kit: Keep a kit in your vehicle…

PGMA: Avoid Carbon Monoxide Dangers While Operating Portable ...

Portable generators are powered by small engines that emit potentially harmful carbon monoxide gas. If carbon monoxide is not allowed to exhaust from the ...

Firefighters pleased with carbon monoxide law
Brampton Guardian

Innisfil Fire and Rescue personnel are pleased the province has passed legislation to make carbon monoxide (CO) detectors mandatory in homes…

Sniffing out the silent killer

NIAGARA - Chris Leonard has seen the close calls in which deadly carbon monoxide in homes could have ended in tragedy. While no deaths have been ...

Don't let a carbon monoxide tragedy wreck "your loved one's ...

Many families will sit down after their Christmas dinner and fall asleep by the fireside. But have they eaten or drunk too much, or are they suffering the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning? That's the question posed by Lynn Griffiths, founder and president of the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness, whose own family suffered the debilitating effects of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home for more than a decade, without even knowing it was carbon monoxide that was the cause of the problem…

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