Sunday, February 9, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 9, 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. 

“Information is not knowledge.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955, 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 sends six to hospital
San Antonio Express
“Carbon monoxide is an asphyxiant that binds to red blood cells and prevents oxygen from attaching to cells,” Jones said, adding exposure to the gas ...

Carbon Monoxide Suspected To Have Played Role In Couple's Death
KKTV 11 News
Carbon monoxide is believed to have played a part, but authorities are still uncertain if that is the only cause. The El Paso County coroner is now ...

Police investigating whether water-based disease killed little boy after seven-year-old dies and 14 ...
Daily Mail
Police are investigating whether carbon monoxide fumes from a pump being used to clear water from the home were responsible for the tragic death…

Landfill gas is nasty stuff
Report: smell, not carbon monoxide sickened dozens
Pekin Daily Times
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A consultant says dozens of people at a northern Illinois school became sick from a trash odor, not carbon monoxide…

Carbon monoxide evacuates South Side residents
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dangerous carbon monoxide levels forced eight people from their South Side apartments Saturday…

Our view: Carbon monoxide
Because carbon monoxide poisoning can cause lethargy and malaise, it often is mistaken for the on-set of flu. As the poisoning worsens, it can cause …

Poor air quality even more hazardous for overweight, obese
New York Daily News
People who are overweight and obese may be more vulnerable to breathing in air contaminants that can trigger asthma and other respiratory ...

Healthy Air Living Schools campaign comes to Cypress School
Visalia Times-Delta
Cypress School student council, education administrators, representatives of health organizations and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District … 

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