Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 7, 2014 - posts updated

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, 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

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
Omaha World-Herald
Members of five families on a weekend ski trip to Vail, Colo., suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and will be treated in the hyperbaric oxygen unit at…  

Canadian National Newspaper
It took five years, but Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman's private members bill, The Hawkins- Gignac Act, which will require carbon monoxide alarms ... 

News 12 Connecticut
Police believe Darnell Grant had been sitting in his car with it running and may have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning… 

At least one person in Newfoundland has died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning since Saturday's widespread power outage, and eight others… 

7Online WSVN-TV
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Three children and four adults are back home after being hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning, Monday morning ... 

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu and include headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, and stinging or… 

Morning Sentinel
WHITEFIELD — The Heath Road man poisoned by carbon monoxide on ... They said he has a history of kidney issues and the carbon monoxide… 

The fire department reminds people to check that fire and carbon monoxide alarms have working batteries. The fire chief says calls dealing with ... 

Mason City Globe Gazette
A malfunctioning rooftop air handling unit was sending low levels of carbon monoxide into the store, according to Mason City Fire Department Lt… 

Sand Hills Express
The Nebraska Regional Poison Center reports that Nebraska ranked as the state with the highest reliable mortality rate from carbon monoxide.  In 2013 they received 310 calls on carbon monoxide, an increase from the year before.  This figure is misleading because carbon monoxide poisoning is always under reported… 

Akron Beacon Journal
But now you're in the peak month for deaths and injuries from residential fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. With temperatures expected to dip… 

According to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, carbon monoxide is produced when carbon-based fuels are incompletely burned. The fuels ... 

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 packageand 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:
The World Clock - Time Zones
- Google Maps-
- Earthquake Map

Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning Carbonmonoxidekills.com

· 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
| Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | 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