Monday, February 10, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 10, 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.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

“The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937, 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 
Carbon Monoxide Suspected in Medical Center Apartments
Several people had to be evacuated from their apartments in the Medical Center Saturday night when what officials think was potentially dangerous ...

Grieving dads want mandatory carbon monoxide detectors
NL Times
The grieving fathers of two girls who died from carbon monoxide poisoning last year have taken to social media to urge authorities to make detectors ...

Services resume after church carbon monoxide leak
North Carolina lawmakers are pushing for legislation requiring all churches have carbon monoxide detectors…

Brussels forces Bulgaria to check the air quality
Focus News
Sofia - The European Commission (EC) urged Bulgaria to include specific measures for improving air quality in the Environment Operational …

Pollutionwatch: When rain stops falling, particle concentrations rise
The Guardian
Brief respite from January's recording breaking wet weather caused air pollution problems over eastern England…

Survey: Utahn's most concerned about education, air quality
A new statewide survey reveals that Utahns want the Legislature to tackle public education and air qualityas the two most important issues facing the ...

WHO | Outdoor air pollution
Outdoor air pollution. Industries, households, cars and trucks emit complex mixtures of air pollutants, many of which are harmful to health…

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution – Carbon Monoxide; EPA
(This is a general information document)

China's environment
The Economist
China is now emitting almost twice as much carbon dioxide as the next-biggest polluter, America. At current rates, it will produce 500 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide between 1990 and 2050—as much as the whole world produced between the start of the Industrial Revolution and 1970…

Nebraska state officials appear challenged by U.S. being # 2 world-wide polluter, want to ease environmental protection laws
Nebraska Sues EPA over Power Plant CO2 Restrictions
Budget & Tax News
Bruning and Nebraska state officials are challenging an EPA proposed rule that would cap carbon dioxide emissions at new power plants to 1,100 ...

More calls to increase pollution despite consumer appeals
Southern Balks at EPA Rules That Cite Its Carbon-Capture Plant
The EPA in September released a draft of the rules that effectively require new coal-fired plants to capture and store a portion of the carbon dioxide … 

Rising Coal Use Clouds Europe's Future
Wall Street Journal
The European Union sees itself leading the world in curbing carbon-dioxide emissions and doing more than any other region to mitigate climate change. But it is also increasing the share of electricity being generated by the most carbon-intensive energy source of all: coal…

Natural gas as a 'bridge'. Or dangerous procrastination?
Once carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere it stays there for a long time. About 33% is still there after 100 years, and 20% is still in the atmosphere ... There has been much talk of natural gas as a ‘bridge’ fuel lately, particularly due to its role in cutting US carbon emissions. From an economic or energy security point of view this might make some sense, but in terms of climate change natural gas is a half measure that risks dangerous procrastination. If all the coal fired power stations in the world switched to natural gas tomorrow we wouldn’t go close to stabilizing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations… 

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