Thursday, March 27, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 27, 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 surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” 
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, 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
Toxic fumes close Hallan School in New Rochelle
News 12 Westchester
High levels of carbon monoxide in the building caused officials to dismiss the students as a precaution. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, but toxic. gas ...

6 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Three tenants and three others inside a two-family home in Rochester were taken to the hospital Tuesday to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning ...

Wood smoke a major source of carbon monoxide
While the author cited gas combustion as a source of carbon monoxide, burning wood is far more polluting. EPA statistics show that compared to ...

Law mandates home carbon monoxide detectors
The carbon monoxide poisoning of a Glassport mother and her four children last week provided a grim reminder of the threat posed by the odorless ...

Carbon monoxide detected at South Molton home
North Devon Gazette
FIRE fighters were called out to reports of a carbon monoxide detector going off in George Nympton Road in South Molton Wednesday night...

Inquiry 'broad enough'
Latrobe Valley Express
Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said the five per cent carbon monoxide blood concentration was part of Safe Work standards…

Firefighters to install smoke, carbon monoxide detectors in northeast Wilmington
The News Journal
Wilmington firefighters will go door-to-door Thursday morning distributing fire prevention pamphlets and installing smoke and carbon monoxide ...

Mo. courthouse to install carbon monoxide detectors
RAVALLI COUNTY, Mo. — After several inmates reported ill effects from carbon monoxide poisoning, commissioners in Ravalli County are approving ...

Alarms protect family from faulty furnace; Gas company recommends carbon monoxide detectors
Monett Times
Carbon monoxide detectors proved lifesavers to a Monett family this week when the alarms sounded at their home at 611 Fifth St. Monett firefighters ... 

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