Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 30, 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 the baby looks around him, it's such a sight to see;
He shares a simple secret with the wise man.”

"Stranger In A Strange Land" - Leon Russell - music 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
Carbon monoxide may have killed Whitby fishermen | Veooz 360
Carbon monoxide may have killed Whitby fishermen… a day ago. Summary Investigators at the scene when the bodies were found…

Judge sanctions former employees of Best Western
Charlotte Observer
Carbon monoxide from the swimming pool heating system infiltrated a room on the floor above and killed Daryl and Shirley Jenkins last April and ... An Observer investigation last year revealed that the employees replaced an existing swimming pool water heater at the Best Western with a used pool heater from another hotel in 2011. The employees were not licensed to do the work, and did not get a permit or an inspection. A gas company later converted the heater from propane to natural gas…

Health Dept. Urges Precautions
MSDH recommends the following precautions to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Do not burn charcoal or gas grills inside a house, garage, ...

Ken and Dorothy Swallow deaths: Carbon monoxide killed couple
BBC News
A couple who died at Christmas after using a generator during a power cut were killed by carbon monoxide fumes, a coroner has been told…

Watch "10 Hospitalized in Carbon Monoxide Incidents" Video at Waywire
Baltimore fire officials said the levels of CO in the home were at 600 parts per million. Safe levels are usually below 30 PPM…

"L.A. & Central Valley have worst air quality" American Lung Assoc.
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles has again topped a list of the cities with the worst smog in the nation, violating federal health standards for ozone an average of 122 days a year. Ozone is a gas generated when pollution from vehicle tailpipes, power plants and factories bakes in sunlight. Ozone inflames the lungs, aggravates asthma and other respiratory illnesses and is especially harmful to children. Fine particulate matter from diesel exhaust, wood smoke and other emissions lodges deep in the lungs and is tied to cancer, heart and lung disease and many other health problems… 

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