Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 8, 2014 - posts updated

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.” Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658, 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
Carbon monoxide leak causes evacuation of Cleveland apartment ...

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Fire Department confirms that an apartment complex at 2341 Carnegie is being evacuated due to carbon monoxide…

One death linked to carbon monoxide poisoning since Saturday ...
Eastern Health says its facilities have dealt with nine cases of carbon monoxide poisoning since Saturday, one of which proved fatal. These cases have all been reported since a massive power outage first impacted most of Newfoundland…

Richland Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you do not think having a carbon monoxide detector in your home is important maybe the next story will convince you. Two people nearly died on…

Carbon monoxide surprise sends local family to emergency room

Carbon monoxide had reached high levels at the home on Whittier Street, bringing illness to everyone under that roof. The gas made the boy dizzy,…

Carbon Monoxide In Westhampton Beach Home Sends Three To ...

The firefighters used their equipment to determine that there were unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in the garage, where the car had been left…

Carbon monoxide gas responsible for death of Bracebridge woman
Bay Today

The Perry Township Fire Department had also attended the residence and confirmed a high carbon monoxide reading was found inside the house…

CO scare sends condo residents outside on cold morning
Hamilton Spectator

Residents of an Aberdeen Avenue condo were scrambled out of bed early Tuesday morning and sent out into the cold after a carbon monoxide scare…

Fire Chief's Corner: The silent killer: Carbon monoxide
Brainerd Daily Dispatch

An invisible and odorless a gas, carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when burning any fuel, such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, wood or ...

Vail Daily letter: Grateful for response
Vail Daily News

I am one of the mothers of the families that suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in Avon on Jan. 2. I am writing on behalf of all of the families involved…

Carbon monoxide threat increases in cold temperatures

( – Firefighters tell News 4 they are worried they will see an increase in carbon monoxide poisoning cases because of the extremely cold…

Review: 'The Poisoner's Handbook' on PBS: forensic medicine's birth
Los Angeles Times

For not all of the deaths investigated in the course of "The Poisoner's Handbook" are murders — even some that first seem to be. Carbon monoxide, present in the gas used for lighting, cooking and refrigeration, killed more New Yorker's in a year than measles, tuberculosis and typhoid combined….

UC Merced Connect: Professor helps transform carbon monoxide ...
Merced Sun-Star

You probably know that carbon monoxide can be lethal. But one UC Merced professor is working to harness its health benefits to treat people with sickle cell… 

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

· 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