Sunday, December 8, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 8, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.”
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895, 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
+ La Quinta downtown evacuated after 2 guests exposed to carbon ...
   KENS 5 TV

   SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio firefighters evacuated the downtown La Quinta Inn & Suites after two guests were reportedly exposed to carbon monoxide,… 

Smoke in West Virginia School Sends 37 People to Hospitals
State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise said an air quality inspector “confirmed that illegal material was being burned in the ...

Heavy pollution chokes Shanghai's air quality

The visibility and air quality is so bad that the city has notched record pollutions levels – twenty times what the World Health Organization regards as hazardous…

Rising air pollution badly affecting Karachiites
The News International

KARACHI: Rising air pollution is badly affecting health of people in Karachi and if urgent steps are not taken to reduce it, the citizen will face serious health ...

Iran's environment chief blames low quality fuel, substandard cars ...
Tehran Times

Iran's environment chief blames low quality fuel, substandard cars for air pollution ... transport for air pollution in Tehran but substandard cars and low quality fuel ...

Winter Spare the Air Alert Called for Sunday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the season's fifth Winter Spare the Air Alert for Sunday, Dec. 8, which bans the use of wood, ...

Pollution in urban areas
Pakistan Observer

Research on air pollution and pregnancy outcomes has gained momentum in the last two decades and a clear link has been established between increase in ...

Wyoming's little talked about pollution source: trona mines
Wyoming Public Media

Interviews and responses - ZHOROV: He says the pollution he sees around the trona plants seems worse than the ... COLE ANDERSON: It's important to note that [the Air Quality Division] ...

SC, other states battle EPA over clean air rules
Greenville News

WASHINGTON — A legal battle over how South Carolina and other states should help reduce air pollution that drifts downwind will reach the U.S. Supreme ...

SoCalGas Calls for Conservation as Cold Weather Puts Heavy Demand on Supplies

The utility also reminded customers of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, advising residents to never use ovens, ranges or outdoor grills to heat homes…

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