Saturday, January 31, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News January 31, 2015 - 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 greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
Moliere (1622-1673, bio link)

"Glory of Love" Jimmy Durante - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Minnesota requires higher degree of carbon monoxide safety at ice arenas than in homes and other buildings.
Minnesota ice arenas serious about air quality
Mankato Free Press
More than 80 people reported to hospitals because of carbon monoxide ... The department requires arenas to take carbon monoxide and nitrogen ...

Moravian College heater malfunctions, triggering carbon monoxide concern
The heater raised carbon monoxide readings inside the building, city fire Capt. Chis Danyluk said. The building was ventilated, and levels returned to ...

Follow up
Carbon monoxide leak in Norristown under investigation
The Times Herald
PECO workers at the site of an under ground fire that which caused carbon monoxide to leak into nearby business along East Main Street in ...

Storm Update
What a dump! Blizzard of 2015 crushes Cape
Barnstable Patriot
One of the more critical issues local fire departments were receiving calls about was the buildup of carbon monoxide in area homes… "We've had 20 real carbon monoxide events in the last two days," Melanson said… 
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 leak lands two Leominster workers in hospital
Sentinel & Enterprise
LEOMINSTER -- Two factory workers were taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide...

Report: Apartment complex had prior problem with carbon monoxide
The Cleveland Fire Department says Wednesday night was the second scare for carbon monoxide poisoning at the Neal Terrace apartment complex ...

Carbon Monoxide leak at Castlemere Community Centre caused by missing flue
Rochdale Online
The carbon monoxide leak at Castlemere Community Centre on Wednesday (28 January) that hospitalised ten people was caused after workmen ...

New report into Windermere carbon monoxide boat deaths
The Westmorland Gazette
A NEW report into the tragic deaths of a mother and daughter from carbon monoxide poisoning inside a boat on Windermere has been released...

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