Sunday, May 25, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News May 25, 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 you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” 
Howard Schultz (1953, bio link)

What will you be doing today?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?

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
Five Hospitalized After Generator Leaks Carbon Monoxide Into Long Island Home
CBS Local
Suffolk County police say one of the residents is in critical, but stable, condition and the others are in serious condition Saturday. But police say the five ...

Victims in Billings home deaths identified
KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News
BILLINGS - Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of a Billings woman and her daughter, who were found dead in their Cook Avenue …

Young families in Yeovil given special gift by firefighters to educate about 'silent killer'
Western Gazette
CHILDREN’S centre cluster in Yeovil has received a special gift to encourage families to check for a silent killer. Gas distributor Wales and West Utilities has joined forces with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to donate 300 carbon monoxide alarms to Oaklands Children’s Centre…

Campers reminded of barbeque carbon monoxide risk 
With the bank holiday approaching, campers are reminded never to take barbeques inside their tents because of the risk of carbon monoxide ...

UCL Discovery - Multiple patients with carbon monoxide toxicity from water-pipe smoking
Abstract. This case report describes carbon monoxide toxicity from prolonged shisha (water-pipe) smoking. The evidence base for the source and ...

SLC mayor says improving air quality trumps need for rockets' red glare on holidays
SALT LAKE CITY — One of Salt Lake City's most cherished traditions is in jeopardy of being canceled. In order to make a statement for clean air, ...

EU Project Provides State-Of-The-Art Atmosphere Monitoring Service
Eurasia Review
(CORDIS) — From air quality to solar radiation, information on our atmosphere is of crucial importance to us all. In order to make the right decisions for ...

Govt to review harmful sulfur levels in car engines
He said that World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that almost 800,000 people die annually from outdoor urban air pollution with most of the ...

Transit Investments Drive Positive Change
The Epoch Times
Transit-oriented cities have better air quality with lower greenhouse gas emissions and benefit from reduced traffic congestion with shorter commuting … 

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 |
  |Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | |Minnesota 
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