Sunday, February 2, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 2, 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 full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, 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 
Utah carpet cleaners' apparently poisoned by carbon monoxide
Salt Lake Tribune –
... and found two adults inside. They were unconscious and suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, said West Jordan Fire Chief Marc McElreath.…
Follow up
2 dead in West Jordan CO poisoning –
WEST JORDAN — Two people died Saturday after being found unconscious, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters were called to ... 

Carbon monoxide sends six west Charlotte church members to ...
Charlotte Observer –
The Charlotte Fire Department needed about two hours to fan out the carbon-monoxide-laden air at Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church Saturday…

Cold, snowy winter raises fire, carbon monoxide risk
Sawyer County Record –
Icicles and snow depths are raising the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning this winter. Calls to the City of Hayward Fire Department ...

Carbon monoxide is a killer
Columbus Telegram –
Michael wasn’t exactly sure why he felt so bad. He thought he had the flu or food poisoning. He was nauseated, vomiting, dizzy and tired. His head was pounding. He called the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and was diagnosed with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at his local hospital. Michael is one of the lucky ones. 

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