Friday, January 31, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 31, 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.

“I’ve said my peace, and I’ll leave it all up to you.”  
"Out and In" Moody Blues - music 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 
Avalon Park family overcome by carbon monoxide fumes - (WLS) –
Four people are hospitalized after apparently being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in the Avalon Park neighborhood ...

Kent issues warning on hidden killer: carbon monoxide
Warwick Beacon –
With frigid temperatures being the norm so far this year and no immediate change in sight, Kent Hospital is offering tips to prevent carbon monoxide ... “Carbon monoxide odor is very hazardous to your health, can kill quickly and can be very hard to recognize,” says Lisa Gould, MD, assistant medical director of Kent’s Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center and a member of Affinity Physicians. “Carbon monoxide poisoning can ultimately kill you if the exposure levels are high enough or you are exposed to low levels over a long time. Paying proper attention to your home heating equipment, installing and maintaining a carbon monoxide detector and knowing the signs of sickness are the keys to preventing a tragedy in your home.”...

Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem evacuated again over carbon ...
The Express-Times –
Wednesday's evacuation was prompted by an abnormal reading on a carbon monoxide detector brought into the 320 E. First St. center by an adult in ...

Couple remains hospitalized after carbon monoxide filled house due ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune –
Two of the three people who were sickened by carbon monoxide at their New Ulm home remain hospitalized. Authorities say the incident serves as a ...

Air quality at Lawson pool in Regina still a problem, parent says –
A Regina parent of a competitive swimmer is frustrated with ongoing air quality problems at the city's Lawson Aquatic Centre. For months, users of the …

Idling cars can turn schools into air pollution hot spots
Research shows idling can turn schools into air pollution hot spots, as parents gather in large numbers outside with engines running. You can't see …

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