Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 12, 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.

“He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (3 BCE - 65 AD, 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
Carbon monoxide scare at a seniors home
660 News
Carol Henke, spokesperson with the Calgary Fire Department, said they found traces of the deadly carbon monoxide in the building that could have ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Turns Fairbanks Family's Life 'Upside-Down'
A Fairbanks mother and son are undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Anchorage to treat the long-term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning…

Two in Lebanon died from carbon monoxide poisoning, police say
Lebanon — State police say the two people discovered unresponsive in a running vehicle in Lebanon on Monday died accidentally from carbon ...

UAB uses ECMO to save carbon monoxide victim
UAB News
Unconscious and suffering from extreme carbon monoxide poisoning, she did not realize her situation at the time. Her family told her the tale in the ...

1 in 20 Scots 'suffer carbon monoxide poisoning'
ONE in twenty private renters claim to have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in their home in the last five years, according to new research for ...

Dallas school assured of no repeat of carbon monoxide release
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
DALLAS — Mark Kraynack assured attendees of Monday night's Dallas School Board meeting that there would be no repeat of a release of carbon ...

Stop killer carbon monoxide
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
Carbon monoxide kills, but with precautions, no one has to become a victim of the deadly, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is impossible for ...

New batteries may not be enough for carbon monoxide detectors
If you don't know how long your warranty is on your carbon monoxide ... All homes should have carbon monoxide detectors on every level and near ...

Senator hopes carbon monoxide deaths will educate Idahoans
"For $50, we can help prevent other families from being taken too soon by supporting the Senate resolution for carbon monoxide detectors in every ...

Legal Sea Foods reopens after fatal CO leak
The Walt Whitman Shops restaurant closed last month by carbon-monoxide poisoning that killed its general manager and sickened dozens of patrons ... 

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