Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 11, 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.

"Danger" - J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton - 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 
Carbon Monoxide Detected in Center City High Rise
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Around 300 residents are waiting to be allowed back in their homes after carbon monoxide was detected inside a Center City high rise Monday night…

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens Several People in W. Columbus
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Residents of a West Side apartment complex claim to have felt the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning for several weeks ...

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Three To Area Hospitals
Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Three To Area Hospitals. Updated: Tuesday ... There has been a carbon monoxide leak in a Marion County home…

Four firefighters taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
FOUR firefighters helping with the huge flood relief effort along the River Thames were taken to hospital suffering with suspected carbon monoxide ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills 5 at Bekasi Clinic
The Jakarta Globe
Jakarta - Five people died of carbon monoxide poisoning at an East Bekasi clinic on Tuesday after exhaust from a running power generator seeped ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Could Be Required in Utah Schools
KUTV Carbon monoxide detectors could soon be required in Utah schools…

Granville couple died of smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning fire
Glens Falls Post-Star
The North Granville couple whose bodies were found after their home burned Thursday died of asphyxia from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke ...

Tips to keep home safe from carbon monoxide
Livingston County News ⋅ TheLCN staff
Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that you cannot see, taste or smell. Even in small amounts, it can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, coughing, ...

CO detectors not mandatory in San Antonio
Over the weekend, a Carbon Monoxide leak sent a handful of San Antonian’s to the hospital. The leak happened at the Melia Apartments on the ...

Gas fitter left property at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
Safety Sign Supplies
A household was left at risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after an unregistered gas fitter improperly installed a boiler. The flue of the boiler was ...

Residents Urged To Keep Appliance Vents Clear of Snow
Fountain Pen
Carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas, is known as a silent killer because it is colourless, odourless, and tasteless. "We remind residents that when ... 

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