Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 6, 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.

“Between the silence of the mountains and the crashing of the sea…”
"Question" - Moody Blues - music link

HVAC Excellence - Educators and Trainers Conference/EXPO. There were great training and gathering events again this year. COSA will be proud to sponsor the program again next year in Orlando, Florida. Our thanks to Jerry & Howard Weiss and to their professional team of educators who make this available to HVACR technical educators everywhere, and to all of the vendors who participate with their expertise and product support.

Don’t deny or disregard the importance of clean air 
Approximately 79%  Nitrogen + 20.9% Oxygen, and less than 1 % Argon, and currently around four hundredth of one per cent of Carbon Dioxide is a good offering for every cell in the human body when each inhalation occurs. It is what the planet offers it’s aerobic organisms. One aerobic organism however manifests a threat to all others, including itself. 

We have all been poisoned by carbon monoxide and we all will be again. There is no guesswork here. We live in a combustion based culture where burning fuel renders status, as well as desired chemical reactions and the consequences of our addictions. Dominating weather patterns snuff the fires of progress and demonstrate the ease of cleaning the air by merely stopping or reducing the onslaught of millions of fires. But they are rekindled and progress justifies the destruction.

The degrees of oxidative stress begin slowly, imperceptible to some and as soon as exogenous concentrations of carbon monoxide are first inhaled. Internal oxygen displacement begins, even at the lowest levels. It is common for people living in urban areas and elsewhere to be in and out of carbon monoxide atmospheres often. Do you know how much CO you breathe in, or this isn’t something you care to know? 

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
Toxic emission spikes at fracking sites are rarely monitored, study finds
But a new study suggests that the most commonly used air monitoring ... "Air quality monitoring is complex, so you need a range of (methods) ...

A New Study Points to the Need for Improved Air Monitoring in Texas
3BL Media
Using public monitoring data from 2010-2011, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin compared air pollution levels measured at a monitor ...

Buses banned from belching toxic fumes
Bangkok Post
The court judgement came as a victory for an advocacy group bringing its fight against the BMTA's contribution to air pollution in the capital to the court ...

Ohio Rolls Out New Oil and Gas Emissions Standards
Natural Gas Intelligence
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has adopted new requirements aimed at reducing air pollution from the state's growing shale oil ...

Climate change to bring years of toxic smog
Although pollution levels are falling, Public Health England (PHE) last night urged people to check local air quality, especially before taking exercise ...

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