Friday, January 10, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 10, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.

“Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.” Vannevar Bush (1890-1974, 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
Two treated for carbon monoxide exposure in York Township
York Daily Record
Two people were treated for carbon monoxide exposure after a furnace malfunctioned in a York Township apartment building, according to Goodwill…

PLAINSBORO: Seven treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in ...
Packet Online
Elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the home around 6:17 a.m. when Plainsboro Township Emergency Medical Services (EMS)…

Carbon Monoxide sickens family of eight
ALBANY -- It was 15 degrees when emergency responders were called to 108 Second Avenue at 10:30 on Thursday night. An entire family felt faint…

Carbon monoxide poisoning takes another life
Almaguin Highlands OPP was called to a Star Lake Road residence on Dec. 30 after a 55-year-old woman was found dead. A post mortem was ...

Carbon Monoxide Leaks Common in Older Cars
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 100 people die each year in their cars from carbon monoxide poisoning…

$2 million settlement for kin of Jersey City residents who died weeks ...
The Star-Ledger -
The families of two people who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in the same Jersey City apartment three weeks apart in 2011 will share in…

U.S. Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide ...
Consumers who continue use of the boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas…

Schools learn to cope with weather woes
Worcester Telegram
Students were moved Wednesday after reports of carbon monoxide. District Fire Chief William O'Connell said it appeared one of the basement boilers emitted some carbon monoxide, but the levels were low. Fifteen people, a mix of students and teachers, were evaluated at the scene and did not have any ill effects, fire officials said…

Six Afghan soldiers die of carbon monoxide poisoning
At least six soldiers with the Afghan National Army died after breathing carbon monoxide from diesel-powered heaters in eastern Afghanistan,…

Families of Boone hotel victims respond
Charlotte Observer
The families of the three people who died last year from carbon monoxide poisoning at the Boone Best Western weighed in on the criminal charges ...

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 package and 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

World population counter

- American Red Cross
- Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution
- Heart Rescue using an (AED)

- Current Data for Atmospheric CO2
- Federal Aviation Administration CO warning
- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

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
Alaska | 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