Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News December 17, 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.

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Featured News Links – More news links below
-> District Attorney's Office Investigating Death in Sandwich News
Sandwich Fire Captain Robert Black said there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide at the business when rescue crews arrived on scene... 

Don't risk your life: Get your furnace checked and get some carbon monoxide detectors
Wadena Pioneer Journal
DETROIT LAKES -- Wednesday night, two family members near Duluth died and two were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning...

Carbon Monoxide Leak Briefly Evacuates North Haven Town Hall
The New Haven Register reported that two staff members were treated for symptoms of carbon monoxide poising, including headaches...

Organization to give away extra furnaces
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A West Seneca family started the Amanda Hansen Foundation after their daughter died from carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009... A local foundation aimed at protecting your home from carbon monoxide is getting some extra help...
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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
'A carbon monoxide alarm would have saved her life'
The Oxford Times
A MAN who was briefly arrested for murder after the carbon monoxide death of his girlfriend is backing a new campaign that warns the deadly gas can ...

Rescuer pulls Shelburne County man, dog overcome by fumes from shed
Shelburne County Coastguard
The man and two of his rescuers were taken to Yarmouth hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning after the late afternoon incident...

Carbon monoxide sickens several at produce warehouse
Authorities are still trying to determine if the man who fell off the forklift was overcome with carbon monoxide. The firefighters are expected to recover ...

Pushing for ice arena air quality regulation
Currently there are no federal regulations for indoor air quality specific to indoor ice rinks for carbon monoxide. Three states have put regulations in ...

Carbon monoxide in Alzheimer's link
Yahoo News UK
Carbon monoxide is deadly in large doses but is naturally produced in the body in small quantities and plays a number of important roles such as ...

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 | MassachusettsMichigan |
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