Thursday, May 1, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News May 1, 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.

“It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.”
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893, 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
Suspected CO Leak Leads To Fire, Explosion In Center City
CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A suspected carbon monoxide leak led to a fire and an explosion inside a residence in Philadelphia early Thursday morning ...

Milwaukee apartment building evacuated due to carbon monoxide leak
Newsradio 620
An alarm picked up the carbon monoxide around 6 a.m. Thursday. The Milwaukee Fire Department said a "significant amount" of the deadly gas was ...
Two beauty salon workers treated for carbon monoxide inhalation
Buffalo News
Two workers at a Grand Island beauty salon were treated at the scene for carbon monoxide inhalation after detectors went off and alerted the Grand ...

Castle Hill balloon launch for Dominic's Day campaign to highlight carbon monoxide dangers
Huddersfield Examiner
Dominic was only 10 when he was poisoned by the gas as he slept in 2004. “The campaign is going from strength to strength and I believe that even if we just encourage a few people to install a carbon monoxide detector it ...

Deep-diving seals reveal secrets of carbon monoxide
Blood samples from elephant seals may help to explain how carbon monoxide — a poison — can stop inflammation, researchers have found…

Town Approves Digital Carbon Monoxide Detectors
In the interest of safety, the Town of North Hempstead unanimously approved the required use of digital carbon monoxide detectors in places of ...

Tributes paid to Bean woman thought to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning
This is Local London
Tributes have been paid to a "lovely lady" from Bean who is thought to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. An inquest has been opened and ...

35 million Britons may be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
Access Legal from Shoosmiths
Legal Update: A study, conducted by the Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed! campaign suggests that more than half the population is at risk of carbon ...
Phoenix Air Quality Ranked Among Worst In Nation
The air quality in Phoenix is worse than it was last year. That's according to a new report released by the American Lung Association…

New York air quality better, still uneven
Capital New York
ALBANY—New York's air quality is improving, but many residents are still living in areas with high levels of pollution, according to two reports released ...

Taking action during Air Quality Awareness Week
KPRC Houston
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports around 7 million died as a result of air pollution exposure in 2012. That is one in eight of the total global ...

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