Thursday, April 3, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 3, 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.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” 
Mark Twain (1835-1910, bio link)

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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
5 sickened by CO fumes in Logan apartment building
PHILADELPHIA - Officials say five people were sickened by carbon monoxide fumes in an apartment building in the city's ...

Canton House Fire Victim Dies from Injuries
Her cause of death is smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the coroner, Wright is survived by her husband and son…

Carbon monoxide drives Allentown man from home
Allentown Morning Call
An Allentown man was chased from his home Wednesday evening when he developed a splitting headache as a carbon-monoxide alarm went off, ...

Couple facing charges in 2 boarding home deaths
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - A couple who ran a Las Vegas-area boarding home is facing criminal charges after two residents died from carbon monoxide ... installing a gas heater without a license and not having the installation inspected or certified…

Carbon Monoxide Exposure Falls Within Policies' Pollution Exclusion, 8th Cir. Rules
HarrisMartin Publishing
LOUIS — An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a church for claims alleging injuries caused by carbon monoxide exposure because carbon ... 

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 
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