Sunday, November 23, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News November 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.

“If I had a tale that I could tell you, I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile”
"Sunshine On My Shoulders" John Denver, music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Exclusive: Victim of Carbon Monoxide scare speaks out
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Rico Odom still wore his hospital ID bracelet from the carbon monoxide scare in Suffolk Thursday when he sat down with…

Fire chief warns of hazards around the holidays
Pontiac Daily Leader
If you have a gas stove, who's to say it's not putting off carbon monoxide? It's just not safe,” Runyon said. “If you're cranking up your stove probably to ...

Carbon Monoxide Safety
El Paso County, Colorado
The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) and El Paso County Public Health are stepping up their efforts to prevent carbon monoxide poisonings by equipping all building inspectors and El Paso County Public Health inspectors with carbon monoxide detectors and urging all residents to equip their homes and places of work with carbon monoxide alarms…
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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
Body of missing Steamboat Springs woman found
The Denver Post
"It is suspected, at this early stage in the investigation, that carbon monoxide poisoning is a factor in the deaths," Steamboat Police Chief…

Cleveland Heights firefighters pull unconscious woman from burning apartment
She remained incoherent, with smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning, Freeman said. She was taken to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center ...

Repairs made to Burlington building after being evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels
After a Burlington office building was evacuated because of high carbon monoxide levels, repairs were made making the building safe again…

Editorial: A simple device could save your life
The Morning Sun
The family was alerted by their carbon monoxide alarm going off in the middle of the night. They called the fire department, who came and confirmed ...

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-Nine U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2014
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida |
Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan |
Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York
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