Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 11, 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.

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Mark Twain (1835-1910, bio link) 

Help prevent injuries and deaths 
Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 

CO and Air Quality News Links
A Surge In Safety Springs From Crookston Tragedy
Valley News Live
Kent and Natalie Ostgaard died at their Crookston home last week from carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently caused by a faulty furnace…

Family's lucky escape from carbon monoxide death
The Bolton News
A FAMILY have spoken of their miracle escape from a carbon monoxide leak at their home. Yusuf and Yasmin Patel, who are now staying with family ...

Probe begins into carbon monoxide leak at NY mall
Fire personnel respond to a possible case of carbon monoxide poisoning at the Legal Seafoods at The Associated Press Fire personnel respond to a ...

Coushatta firefighters honored for saving homeowner's life
A local woman is alive because of quick action by first responders. During last month's ice storm a Coushatta home quickly filled with carbon monoxide ...

Healthy Habits: Poison-proof your home
Wicked Local Raynham
During the cold weather, carbon-monoxide poisoning becomes a real danger. Furnaces, water heaters, stoves, ovens, kerosene space heathers, ...

Why wait to improve our air quality?
Deseret News

A broad public mandate exists along the Wasatch Front to reduce air pollution. There also appears to be broad agreement on the need to address at ...

Study a window into coal train air pollution
The Olympian
The study, peer-reviewed and published in Atmospheric Pollution Research, monitored air quality for one month last summer at a home overlooking ...

New research shows air pollution might make you bad at your job
Washington Post (blog)
In 2011 researchers at UC San Diego and Columbia University were the first to demonstrate a link between air pollution and reduced productivity ... 

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-eight U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Feb. 2014
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida |Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | MassachusettsMichigan |Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York |North Carolina | Oregon | Pennsylvania |Rhode Island | Texas | Utah |Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia
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.

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