Sunday, January 26, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 26, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. 
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“The world's a mean place. It's unfair, then it's fair. It's hateful, then it's loving. It's a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels.” Tim Allen (1953, 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 
It often takes a death to raise awareness 
Carbon monoxide detector sales are up
Today marks one week since two Mason City residents died in their home from carbon monoxide poisoning. And in the week since that happened a ...

19 workers suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Channel tunnel
Business Standard –
Nineteen workers suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel tunnel, with one of them seriously affected,…

Family wants someone held accountable for father's death
Authorities believe he suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning. Fire officials say there shouldn't be any amount of carbon monoxide in a motel room, ...

Tennessee Department of Health warns that Cold Weather ...

Clarksville Online –
“Every year we see emergency room visits and tragic deaths from carbon monoxide that can be prevented with greater awareness and actions to ...

Preventing problems from carbon monoxide
Lincoln Journal Star –
A tasteless, odorless and colorless gas, carbon monoxide is one of the most deadly pollutants in homes. Figures vary, but it is estimated the gas kills ...

Rotary Club paves way to put smoke, carbon monoxide alarms ...
News from
HURON TOWNSHIP:As a part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the Rotary Club, members have launched a “12 Projects in 12 Months” campaign. These projects are all in addition to the many ongoing projects the club does such as scholarships, maintaining the Veterans Memorial in New Boston and the Goodfellows. The second project of the year, organized by Chairman John Chont, was to obtain 75 smoke detectors and donate them to the fire department to use as needed…

Home News Cobourg seniors' home evacuated due to carbon...
Northumberland News – Follow up
“High levels of carbon monoxide were detected near the heating system,” he said. Chief Vilneff said the odour staff smelled was probably a result of ... 

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