Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 21, 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.

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922, 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 
Children, adults evacuated in carbon monoxide scare
Carbon monoxide forced more than 70 people including children to evacuate a building in St. Louis Park. Crews were called to the 3400 of Beltline ...

Two in Carbon Monoxide Scare
Pirate FM –
It is after fire crews were called to a carbon monoxide detector sounding late on Monday night. It is the fourth incident in the Duchy in a fortnight…

Seven overcome by carbon monoxide are in the clear
The Union Leader –
MANCHESTER — Five members of a Bhutanese refugee family were feeling sick for most of Sunday, but Duryo Adhikari said they thought, it being ...

Gilmanton home evacuated after carbon monoxide scare
The Union Leader –
Gilmanton home evacuated after carbon monoxide scare ... had to flee their home temporarily because of carbon monoxide exposure, officials said…

MLK Day: WVU students help revive West Side
Charleston Gazette -
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A group of West Virginia University students, escorted by police and firefighters, went door-to-door in Charleston's West Side on Monday, offering free fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and door and window alarms that would alert residents of intruders…

Keeping Your Home Safe from Carbon Monoxide
WNEP.com - Brittany Boyer –
ST. CLAIR—It’s been a cold winter so far and it's only going to get colder this week, which means furnaces and coal stoves will be working overtime…

Calling for change after Grand Island laundromat has a deadly scare
Unlike smoke alarms there's no law requiring carbon monoxide detectors. But Chief Schmidt says everyone should still have at least one in their home ...

Habitat For Humanity receives CO detectors ahead of new law
CTV News –
As carbon monoxide detectors become mandatory in all Ontario homes this spring, different agencies continue to raise the awareness that without ...

Family narrowly escapes carbon monoxide poisoning
Quincy Herald Whig –
Melissa Roberts realizes watching a television show Friday night that featured a segment on carbon monoxide poisoning likely saved her life and the ...

Carbon monoxide blamed for Mason City deaths
Washington Times –
Police say carbon monoxide levels were strong enough that one officer was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released…

China's exports linked to western US air pollution
In the western United States, Chinese pollution related to exports contribute up to 12% to 24% of daily sulfate concentrations, the study said. Because of the United States outsourcing manufacturing to China, the eastern United States saw a decrease in sulfate pollution, but an increase was seen in the western part of the nation… 

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