Friday, February 7, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 7, 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 only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke (1729-1797, 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 incident in Horsham
Quan Nguyen tells Action News his mother, father, wife, and son were inside the home when they were overcome by the carbon monoxide fumes. They believed that once the charcoals had stopped smoking and turned gray, it was safe to bring inside. It was not the case as a short time later all were sickened…

Carbon monoxide sickens 30 students at southern Minnesota school
Pioneer Press
SPRINGFIELD, Minn.—A suspected carbon monoxide leak has forced an evacuation at a southern Minnesota school and sent 30 children to the ...

Arsenal buildings evacuated after 'air incident'
Quad City Times
Thirteen people were taken ill Thursday after elevated levels of carbon monoxide were drawn into a trio of buildings on Arsenal Island, apparently from ...

Carbon monoxide sickens two
Lancaster Newspapers
An elderly woman and 10-year-old boy were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after an incident Wednesday at a Strasburg Township home…

Family of four has a brush with death we can all learn from
Brampton Guardian
They got a reading of 300 ppm, which is 10 times higher than the level at which a carbon monoxide alarm would have sounded (30 ppm)…

Tom Rademacher: After close call with carbon monoxide poisoning, a lesson learned
The Grand Rapids Press -
Creosote scraped from Tom Rademacher's chimney flue proved to be a culprit behind dangerously high carbon monoxide levels in his house…

FLORENCE: Fires have local officials offering safety tips
Packet Online
A person can be poisoned by a small amount of carbon monoxide over a longer period of time or by a large amount of the gas over a shorter amount of time ...

Chester County Hospitals See Dozens Of Patients With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
CBS Local
Chester County Emergency Management says so far they have 25 cases, including the seven mentioned above, of carbon monoxide poisoning…

Gosberton lad Daniel's designs on safety
Spalding Guardian
Daniel Ely (12) used an image of a tent beside a barbecue to demonstrate the silent and deadly effects of carbon monoxide…

Carbon monoxide, hypothermia pose health risks
EAST NORRITON TWP., Pa. -- Since many people without power are using generators, the big concern is about carbon ... 

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 
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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