Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 29, 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 mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” John Milton (1608-1674, 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.

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
Hotel horrors, avoiding the silent killer
In a nutshell Carbon Monoxide interferes with your body's ability to transfer oxygen. When this happens you'll experience headaches, dizziness, ...

Nassau to require CO alarms in public and commercial buildings
Carbon monoxide alarms will be required in all Nassau public and commercial buildings under a bill passed Monday by the county Legislature…

Two Storm Lake residents sickened by carbon monoxide have been released from the hospital
Sioux City Journal
The home had high levels of carbon monoxide in the basement and main floor, according to the Storm Lake Fire Department. The two homeowners ...

Air Quality Awareness Week helps you prepare
CLEVELAND - This final week of April has been designated as "Air Quality Awareness Week" to better educate people about the effects of ozone and ...

NY School Closed Following Air Quality Concerns
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
Mooers Elementary School will be back open Tuesday following air quality concerns. School was cancelled on Monday as a precaution…

Minorities suffer from polluted communities
The Columbiachronicle
Chicago communities with large minority populations are more likely to experience poor air quality and high levels of pollution, according to a recent ...

Carbon Monoxide a Possible Treatment for Gastroparesis in Diabetics
defeatdiabetes.org | Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Diabetics suffering from the uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous condition known as gastroparesis, have had little effective treatment to help ...

How some of the DEADLIEST fumes can heal and cure conditions from cancer to heart disease
In the latest breakthrough scientists found carbon monoxide, the lethal odourless gas that leaks from faulty boilers and gas fires, could help to beat ... 

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