Sunday, January 19, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 19, 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.

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?” Walt Whitman (1819-1892, 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 

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes. 

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 
Patients treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Mpls.
MINNEAPOLIS - At least 10 people showed symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning inside a Minneapolis building on Saturday night. Crews were ...

Carbon monoxide alert should be treated like emergency
Tribune-Review –
The cold weather this month not only chilled Butler County, it also sent carbon monoxide detectors and emergency calls into overdrive. “There's been ...

Fire company combats carbon monoxide, the silent killer
Bucks County Courier Times
…only 27 percent of American homes have carbon monoxide alarms, according to the Hardware/Homecenter Research Industry…

Heart of winter brings carbon monoxide warning
Minneapolis Star Tribune –
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek issued a reminder last week that January can be one of the deadliest times for carbon monoxide poisoning…

Home fires increase in winter months
Cleburne Times-Review –
In the winter months, there is a sharp increase in home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, Cleburne Fire Chief Clint Ishmael said. People are at ...

We must reduce carbon emissions
Coshocton Tribune
If scientists haven't yet convinced you man-made global warming is a menace to our planet, at least concede this: Basic reason tells us carbon dioxide …

States revolt against EPA's global warming agenda
Daily Caller
Nebraska filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency's proposed carbon dioxide emissions limits for new power plants…

China's pollution seen from space
GlobalPost -
Scientists said Friday they had mapped ground-level air pollution in China from space for the first time, a feat that should help the fight against a notorious health hazard… MetOp weather satellite to map plumes of particles and carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ammonia over the north China plain, blanketing Beijing, ... 

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: 

· 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 
| 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