Saturday, January 11, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 11, 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.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970, 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 
Group home residents treated for carbon monoxide exposure
LFR Battalion Chief Eric Jones said residents had symptoms from exposure to carbon monoxide. Jones said about 25 residents had just returned from… 

The Portugal News
A source from the local fire brigade said carbon monoxide had been building inside the house from faulty equipment such as an oven… 

Barbecue grills and gas generators should never be used inside to heat homes, as families could get sick and even die from carbon monoxide ... 

Choctaw Plaindealer
Have a qualified professional install the equipment. · Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide… 

WFMY News 2
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) -- A hotel operator charged in the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of three people at a Boone hotel has turned himself ... 

South China Morning Post
China has the second worst air pollution in the world, after India, according to a state think tank's report on global environmental competitiveness… 

Seattle Post Intelligencer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is trying to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to back down on a new air quality rule. The state ... 

The top ten categories of deaths in London boroughs have been listed for the first time, with campaign group Clean Air in London (CAL) claiming air ... in public health terms, that air pollution is “where smoking was 10 years’ ago in terms of the scale and certainty of the risks and the lack of public understanding of them”… 

Salt Lake Tribune
The state is funding a campaign to educate individual Utahns about what they can do to reduce air pollution. A $500,000 grant approved Thursday by ... But Utahn’s also have to take individual responsibility for generating pollution, said GOED spokesman Michael Sullivan, citing statistics that suggest 57 percent of Utah’s air pollution comes from vehicles and 32 percent from home-heating systems and other small sources. Industry,he said, is responsible for 11 percent of the gunk in the air…. 

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 

· 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