Sunday, April 27, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 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.

“I say hello, you say goodbye”
"Hello Goodbye" The Beatles - (Remastered) vintage

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide 
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
Report: Berywn woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
Suburban Life Publications
Patricia Emery, 61, of the 1600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, died of carbon monoxide intoxication sustained during the fire, according to media ...

Orem couple dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
An Orem couple died Saturday from carbon monoxide poisoning while cleaning carpets in a West Jordan home. The couple had pulled their van into ...

Ole Miss to Consider Installing Carbon Monoxide Monitors in Dorms
Oxford, Miss. A spokesman says the University of Mississippi will consider installing carbon monoxide monitors in dormitories after a student's monitor ...

Effect of exhaust emissions on carbon monoxide levels in employees working at indoor car wash ...
Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin study - Abstract. Background: Exhaust emissions from motor vehicles threaten the environment and human health. Conclusion: The COHb blood levels of indoor car wash facility employees is directly impacted and gets elevated by motor vehicle exhaust emissions. For the health of the employees at indoor parking car wash facilities, stricter precautions are needed and the government should not give permit to such operations…

City to host public air quality forum
The Coloradoan
Fort Collins' Air Quality Advisory Board will host a public forum on April 30 to discuss local air quality issues…

Breath of fresh air in your home
Calgary Sun
In fact, convincing people that air quality is important is a hard sell: It's not something you can see or feel, and it doesn't always top a homeowner's ...

The ripple effect of pollution
Gulf Times
Beijing is legendary for its pollution, but a new study is now suggesting that the poor air quality in Asia is affecting the weather elsewhere in the globe… Human activity can, and does, change the weather, and not in just one location. The world’s weather is intricately linked, so what happens in one part of the world, can greatly impact elsewhere… If more evidence is found to support the theory that the weather in the USA is being adversely affected by the pollution in Asia, it will be a bitter pill for many to swallow and may well play a role in future politics… However, it may be worth bearing in mind that whilst China and India are two of the three largest contributors of man-made pollution, the country in second place is the United States. What its pollution is doing to other parts of the globe is, as yet, unknown.

Did You Know that Ozone Season Is Longer than the Major League Baseball Season?
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
Ozone season is nothing to celebrate, but this primer can help get you up to speed on the basics of ozone pollution and what you can do to improve air ... 

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