Saturday, January 25, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 25, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. 
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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 
Police: Carbon monoxide killed carpet cleaner in Hermitage home
The Tennessean –
The apparent cause of the carbon monoxide, a generator inside the van that powered the cleaning system, was still running when fire department ...

3 hospitalized after home fills with carbon monoxide –
They discovered the air inside was saturated with carbon monoxide. Fire Captain Garon Mosby said, “Had they not called us and they continued to ...

Gainesville house fire sparks safety advisory
“It's not uncommon at all for us to go out for either activated carbon monoxide alarms or for people experiencing signs and symptoms of carbon ...

Budget Motel carbon monoxide poisoning victim files lawsuit
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Latiesha Renee Ruth after she was hospitalized for over a week with carbon monoxide poisoning…

Mentor family settles carbon monoxide poisoning lawsuit –
A Mentor family has settled a lawsuit that claimed a local company caused them to get carbon monoxide poisoning by improperly installing their new ...

Bad weather triple-whammy to hit Fond du Lac on Friday
Fond du Lac Reporter –
Carbon Monoxide Danger — Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. Breathing carbon monoxide ...

Cold weather increases threat of carbon monoxide poisoning –

Ensuring that doors and windows are tightly closed during the winter months keeps cold air out but also increases the risk of carbon monoxide ... "Every year, we see emergency room visits and tragic deaths from carbon monoxide that can be prevented with greater awareness and actions to avoid these manageable risks," Stephen May, M.D. and medical director for the TDH Emergency Preparedness Program, said in a prepared statement. "While carbon monoxide poisoning is a year-round threat, it’s more common in cold weather when people are seeking ways to keep warm by using space heaters inside." 

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