Saturday, August 23, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News August 23, 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.

“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.”
Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957, bio link)

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others 
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit:

Carbon Monoxide Survivor 

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) or lower.

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
Building evacuated after carbon monoxide detected
WBAL Baltimore
But after all utilities were secured around 11:20 a.m., officials discovered several suites in the building had elevated carbon monoxide readings…

8 hospitalized after apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Clay Township
Firefighters smelled an odor and used a carbon monoxide detector to determine there was, according to Van Es, "significantly high levels of carbon ...

Carbon monoxide detected in Milton Keynes shopping centre
Milton Keynes Citizen
Firefighters were called to Midsummer Arcade in intu Milton Keynes after reports of a carbon monoxide detector activating on Thursday…

Carbon monoxide: What you need to know as property managers, landlords and tenants
Residential Property Manager
Carbon monoxide, or 'the silent killer' as it is often called, is a highly poisonous, colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is caused by faulty or ...

Heat can increase poor air quality, leading to health issues
The Lane Report
Heat waves and poor air quality often go hand-in-hand because lingering high pressure creates a stagnant environment. With light winds and no ...

Two more city streets break pollution rules
Edinburgh Evening News
There is still far too much traffic in the city centre and other hotspots and the extension of the city centre air quality management area is a sign that …

Maryland takes a public health approach on fracking that Pa. hasn't tried
StateImpact Pennsylvania
Air pollution is among one of the greatest public health concerns related to ... But Milton says the available literature on air quality and natural gas …

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
The Environmental Protection Agency has given the state of Idaho notice that a corner of the Idaho panhandle isn't meeting stricter new air quality …

 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