Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 28, 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.

“But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.” 
Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938, bio link) 

300000-year-old hearth used for cooking discovered 
Washington: A team of Israeli scientists have recently discovered in the Qesem Cave, near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence - dating to around 300,000 years ago - of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period… 

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 
Top high school rodeo athlete, passes away ...
Nevada Appeal -
A Nevada State high school rodeo champion who graduated from Churchill County High School in 2013, was found dead Sunday morning in the living accommodations of her horse trailer in southern Utah…

3 New Ulm residents treated for CO poisoning
NUjournal –
At age 93, Schweiss learned Monday morning that recognizing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning kept himself, his wife and stepson Steve ...

Apartments evacuated due to carbon monoxide
Titusville Herald –
Emergency crews responded late Monday night ... According to scanner reports, carbon monoxide detectors found 80 parts per ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends Shadeland woman to hospital
Journal and Courier -
A broken furnace caused one Shadeland woman to be hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning Monday afternoon…

State health agencies offer cold weather safety tips
Watertown Daily Times –
The cold weather may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in ...

Children nearly killed by gas from fire pit in home
Both he and his young children were treated for carbon monoxide ... it will replace the oxygen and when you're overcome by carbon monoxide you no ...

CO scare shows importance of clearing vents
Carbon monoxide levels in the basement boiler room were up to 350. Anything over 35 is considered excessive. It's a very good thing the Elderwood ...

CO deaths could have been prevented
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com –
Often called the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, ...

Possible CO incident sickens students, staff at The Connolly School
News 12 Long Island –
The incident happened at The Connolly School on Ridge Drive. News 12 Long Island has learned a carbon monoxide alarm in the school went off…

Family escapes East Lampeter home after detector alerts them to ...
Lancaster Newspapers –
A family escaped from their East Lampeter Township home Monday morning when a detector alerted them to high levels of carbon monoxide, ...

Woodstock fire department warns residents to clear vents after snowfall
London Free Press –
A Woodstock family ended up in the hospital ER Sunday after carbon monoxide was found present in their home. The toxic gas had been building up ...

Sacramento County McDonald's Evacuated Because Of Carbon ...
CBS Local –
The carbon monoxide detector reported went off and the restaurant was evacuated as a precaution. Emergency crews came to the restaurant to ...

'Sixth sense' mum flees from gas leak flat with daughter
Irish Independent –
They attended a GP who referred them to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where doctors discovered an elevated level of carbon-monoxide in… 

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