Sunday, February 16, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 16, 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.

“It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.” 
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903, 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 
Streamwood carbon monoxide leak sends two to hospital
Chicago Daily Herald
Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday night as a precaution after a carbon monoxide leak in a Streamwood town home complex, authorities ...

Amanda Hansen Foundation Needs Financial Help
The Amanda Hansen Foundation has given out 16,000 Carbon monoxide detectors to people in need. They even donated a furnace this winter…

Avening family suffers carbon monoxide poisoning
Chief Colin Shewell said the family called 9-1-1 after their carbon monoxide detector sounded. He said the family of four was assessed on scene, ...

Family of four hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
The Clearview fire department says a carbon monoxide detector helped save a family of four and dogFriday evening., News from CTVNews news…

Incident - Carbon Monoxide Alarm - Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
Two appliances from Camelshead were mobilised to reports of a carbon monoxide alarm sounding at a property on Merrivale Road. On arrival crews …

carbon monoxide brochure - West Virginia Poison Center
Carbon monoxide poisoning can mimic common illnesses, such as the flu. Initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include: • Headache …

Fairbanks needs an air quality fix now, not later
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Yet I am beginning to worry quite seriously — along with a growing number of other Fairbanks residents — that the unhealthy air quality is going to ...

Could air pollutants cause brain cancer?
India.Com Health
The air pollution study is intended to determine whether up to 12 months of ongoing exposure to air pollution causes molecular changes in the brain ... 

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