Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News July 22, 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.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968, bio link)

"Get Together" Youngbloods - music link

What is in the air you are breathing right now?
What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.

We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the unit. 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 as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million).

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
Charging batteries on forklifts confuse alarms, detectors, responders
Carbon monoxide exposure at Boulder's Evol Foods sends 5 to hospital
Boulder Daily Camera
Paramedic Dave Kabal asks an Evol employee if she has a headache after being evacuated this morning because of high carbon monoxide levels in ...

Nibley girl hospitalized for carbon-monoxide poisoning
Cache Valley Daily
LOGAN — A nine-year-old Nibley girl was hospitalized Saturday from carbon monoxide poisoning at Hyrum Reservoir…

Home News Central York Fire Services offer safety tips for...
Ensure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector at the cottage. If you have only one, locate it near the sleeping area. Extra alarms can…

Delhi car deaths: Here's what you should know about Carbon Monoxide poisoning
Hindustan Times
It is suspected that three subsequently died of Carbon Monoxide poisoning due to the gas from the…

Monday Tip - Safe Camp Cooking
Carbon monoxide poisoning is particularly dangerous because the gas, produced as a by-product of stoves and other gas-powered appliances is ...

Air quality alert in effect for Chicagoland until midnight
An Air Pollution Action Day, issued when forecasters expect pollution levels to reach unhealthy levels for some groups, has been called by the Illinois ...

Air pollution fears at holy sites
Nature Middle East
Air quality in holy sites of Saudi Arabia sharply deteriorates during the ... Several one-minute air samples were taken from Mecca and the…

Invisible Air: Regulating Iowa's Air Quality
Iowa Public Radio
Today we continue our environmental series – Ripple Effects – by looking into Iowa'sair quality. What's in our air, what are the sources of Iowa's air ... 

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