Saturday, March 22, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 22, 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 people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.” E. B. White (1899-1985, 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
On the side of caution
Billerica, Mass. elementary school evacuated in possible CO incident
Three kitchen staff workers were evaluated and had symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide poisoining; however, they were not taken to the ...

Harsh Winter Results in Large CO Poisoning Spike
NBC 10 Philadelphia
A sharp spike in carbon monoxide poisonings in Philadelphia this year has fire officials reminding homeowners to make sure their heating systems are ...

Newcomers should ensure rental units have carbon monoxide detectors
CanIndia News
Thousands of new immigrants and their families live in rented basements of homes and apartments all across the GTA. Coming from countries like India where windows are left open, many immigrants may not pay much attention to the need to ventilate their homes and to ensure they or their landlords have Carbon Monoxide detectors that work. In winter this could be a matter of life and death as it was in the Brampton home this week when three persons were killed in their sleep by carbon monoxide poisoning…

Carbon monoxide charges - Video
An apartment building owner and tenant in Orillia are facing charges after a carbon monoxide leak forced an evacuation…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Protecting Your Home
Steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning include the following: Purchase and install a carbon monoxide detector on each level of your home and ...

Atmospheric Carbon dioxide All Set to Remain above 400 ppm during 2014
ABC Live ⋅ Deepshikha Singh
New Delhi (ABC Live): Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. However, it didn’t cross that threshold until mid-May. This year’s first 400 ppm reading came a full two months earlier this past week and the seeming inexorable upward march is likely to race past another milestone next month. The big difference between the current carbon dioxide levels and the last time they were this high is how fast they’ve increased in recent times. That rate shows little sign of slowing… 

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