Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News November 4, 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.

“The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” Carl Jung (1875-1961, bio link)

"What a fool believes" Doobie Brothers - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Officials: Elevated levels of carbon monoxide cause hotel evacuation
WSOC Charlotte
Firefighters said they had to evacuate a north Charlotte hotel Monday night after finding elevated levels of carbon monoxide…

It is obvious isn’t it? Firefighters need personal CO protection monitors
Firefighters, Bronx residents saved from carbon monoxide trap by EMS crew
New York Daily News
Firefighters responding to a call for a sick person in the Bronx Monday night nearly got caught in a carbon monoxide trap — but an EMS crew coming ...

Red Cross Responded to 22 House Fires in One Week
SMOKE, CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS Install carbon monoxide and smoke alarms on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas…
More news links below

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
Carbon monoxide hospitalizes Nanuet family
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning fuels such as gasoline, oil, kerosene and wood, charcoal. The odorless, colorless gas can become lethal..

2 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Leicester home
Worcester Telegram
LEICESTER — Two people were taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester after being poisoned Monday night by carbon monoxide at ...

Three treated after carbon monoxide detected at Wellsville home
Wellsville Daily Reporter
WELLSVILLE — Three people were treated and released from Jones Memorial Hospital after low levels of carbon monoxide were detected in their ...

Possible deadly cracks missed in furnace inspections
FOX31 Denver
DENVER — Over 400 people die every year in the United States from unintentional exposure to poisonous carbon monoxide gas fumes…

Beko pleads guilty to safety risk charges
ITV News
This relates to some models of Beko cookers, that, if used in very particular circumstances they can create a serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning..

Village Head Loses Two Sons to Generator Fumes in Bauchi
The PPRO said the siblings were suffocated to death due to the emission of carbon monoxide from the generator. "On 01/11/2014 at about 1:30 pm, ...

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