Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News November 18, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

“If you rest, you rust.” Helen Hayes (1900-1993, bio link)

"Rockin in the Free World" Pearl Jam with Neil Young - music link

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Hotel Guests Evacuated After CO Leak
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Guests were evacuated from a Best Western hotel overnight due to a carbon monoxide leak in Concord Township, Delaware County…

Foundation Urges People to Invest in Carbon Monoxide Detectors
TWC News
Ken and Kim Hansen set up the foundation in memory of their daughter following her death by carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009… "Over 5,149 people have perished from carbon monoxide in the past 10 years," said Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, D-Buffalo. "That's unconscionable…

Athletic club evacuated because of carbon monoxide
WMUR Manchester
"The crews had on them a carbon monoxide detector, and on arrival, they noticed elevated levels of carbon monoxide," said fire Capt. John Brackett…

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: 

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 carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

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.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

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, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

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 
Firefighters Rescue Victims Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
11/18/14 - A buildup of dangerous carbon monoxide gas sent one man to the hospital this weekend before being addressed by the Hartland-Deerfield ...

Residents warned about carbon monoxide
Fond du Lac Reporter
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can sicken households, and the poisoning can be deadly, according ...

Chasing the carbon monoxide “ghost”!
Update: Second Evacuation at Nursing Home
First, on Friday night, residents had to be evacuated because of a carbon monoxide leak. Shortly after, on Saturday morning, they were allowed to ...

Carbon monoxide leak leaves two women unwell
Maldon and Burnham Standard
HAZARDOUS area response teams were sent to a Chelmsford flat following a carbon monoxide leak. Two women, aged 19 and 21, managed to ...

Health department heating issues brought before county commissioners
Enid News & Eagle
The HVAC units were tagged out for unsafe conditions related to the potential for carbon monoxide to be emitted into the building, but it has not been determined if that has happened,…

Homeowner warns of furnace repair scams
Fox 59
“It had a hole in it which was going to leak carbon monoxide which would kill us eventually,” said Miller. The cost of repairing or replacing the unit ...

Carbon monoxide could help battle pathogens
Biologists have found that naturally occurring carbon monoxide (CO) is essential for immune system cells in the human body to be able to combat ...

Carbon Monoxide Canary - music link
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 - 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