Saturday, February 15, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 15, 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.

“We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.” Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, 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 Poisoning Hits McCall Motel Guests
Boise Weekly ⋅ George Prentice
Guests at a McCall motel had a bit of a scare Feb. 10, when a propane-fueled heater malfunctioned at the motel pool, poisoning 10 people....

Dispatch: 5 transported for possible CO poisoning
... spokesman tells Channel 3 that firefighters were called to a house in the 4300 block of West 156th Street for carbon monoxide exposure…

Cumberland Matters: Take steps to keep family safe
Fayetteville Observer
Smoke detectors help protect you against fires, but you can also protect your family by installing a carbon monoxide detector to guard against the ...

Rental Resource | All units now need carbon-monoxide alarms
The Seattle Times
In recent years, there have been a number of tragic deaths from carbon-monoxide poisoning after people brought grills and propane heaters inside ...

Rain brings relief for firefighters
Herald Sun
Twenty firefighters have so far been treated for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. EPA Victoria have issued a high-level smoke alert as thick ...

Walker County: Carbon monoxide detectors alerted during two incidents
Walker County Emergency Services personnel responded to two separate incidents that involved carbon monoxide detectors alerting homeowners of ...

Air pollution 'increases pregnancy hypertension risk'
International Environmental Technology
The chances of pregnant women developing hypertension are increased if they are subjected to high levels of air pollution. Low air quality can lead to …

Beware dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide in the home
St. George Daily Spectrum
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and toxic gas produced as a by-product of combustion. Any fuel-burning appliance has the ... 

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