Monday, April 28, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 28, 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.

“When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'” Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986, bio link)

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others. 

If you live in a home where there is a combustion gas source and you do not have a carbon monoxide alarm, you are taking a risk for yourself and for others. Get one, it is not foolish. 

If you are less than healthy or recognize the hazards of chronic exposure to low CO levels, get better protection. Find and get a low level carbon monoxide alarm, one that notifies you audibly and visually with concentration notifications when levels are just beginning to accumulate in the air you are in. If you are having difficulty finding low level protection, contact COSA through

Combustion systems like furnaces, boilers, cooking systems, fireplaces, space heaters and domestic water heaters can be installed to operate with minimal carbon monoxide production and to safely vent the products of combustion out of the breathable air. If you do not have your appliances tested and adjusted for minimal CO generation and safe combustion gas exhausting, you are taking a risk.

Boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, garden tractors and tillers, go-carts, jet skis, motor home and caravan gas appliances, liquid fueled generators, “4 wheelers”, camp fires, and many other sources of combustion gasses can all be responsible for the death or injury of someone by carbon monoxide if they or someone else is not careful. This is the “SILENT KILLER", THE INVISIBLE AND DEADLY DEMON OF DEATH that can ruin your day and the rest of your life.

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
Unconscious Decatur couple saved from carbon monoxide poisoning 
Herald & Review
DECATUR - Firefighters saved a man and woman Sunday evening after they were found unconscious in a house full of carbon monoxide fumes…

National Grid joins forces with the Dominic Rodgers Trust for 'Dominic's Day'
The Wall Street Transcript
Dominic's Day' is being held in memory of Dominic Rodgers, who died aged just 10 years old when deadly carbon monoxide (CO) seeped into his home from a neighbour's faulty boiler. He would have been 21 years old this month…

Appliances can kill: Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week a timely reminder
Sunraysia Daily
Saving lives: Shepparton mother Vanessa Robinson launches The Chase and Tyler Foundation after her two sons died from carbon monoxide ...

County's fire and rescue service hold safety day at Crick Marina
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
At the end of each visit smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were provided along with fire safety literature and emergency contact details…

Scots 'Don't Know' Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Local News | News - Kingdom FM
Parents in the Kingdom are being urged to protect their homes from carbon monoxide poisoning'. A study by the Gas Safety Trust suggests just 13% of people know the signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning…

EPA urges air quality awareness this week
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — National Air Quality Awareness week begins today and runs through Friday. The United States Centers for Disease Control and ...

Governor Herbert signs 8 bills to improve Utah air quality
CT Post
One unsuccessful measure would have allowed the state to set its own air-quality standards beyond those of the federal government, and another bill ... Among other things, the new laws will facilitate electrical vehicle charging stations, help homeowners transition heating sources from wood-burning stoves to cleaner ones, provide tax credits for energy efficient vehicles, and encourage the use of biodiesel fuel,…

Second of three fracking forums is Monday night in Greeley
Greeley Tribune
The forums are co-sponsored by the city of Greeley, The Tribune, Weld Air … Monday's forum, which is free, will have an air quality focus and include ...

Family plagued with ailments gets $3M in 1st-of-its-kind fracking judgment
The company further said it complied with state air-quality limits and that its experts made strong cases countering the Parrs' claims in court…

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