Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News February 18, 2015 - 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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CO poisoning at Canandaigua home sends 4 to hospital
Wayne Post
CANANDAIGUA — Two adults and two children were transported to Thompson Hospital on Tuesday after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning…The homeowner had carbon monoxide detectors inside the residence, but the approximately 12-year-old detectors failed to sound an alarm…

Local firefighters have busy weekend
Owen Sound Sun Times
A woman, who was home at the time, was taken to the hospital after a detector alerted a homeowner to the presence of carbon monoxide...

Clear Snow from Home Propane Tanks, State Fire Marshal Says
It is very important to remember that the symptoms of low-level carbon monoxide poisoning are so easily mistaken for those of the common cold, flu or ...

British expat who lost sister to carbon monoxide to run London marathon
Olive Press
AN expat who lost his sister to carbon monoxide poisoning is fighting to raise awareness in Spain where the mortality rate is three times as high as in Britain... Adam Samuel, 33, lost his journalist sister, Katie, exactly five years ago when she died inhaling toxic fumes just eight weeks after her wedding...

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
Victim of carbon monoxide poisoning found unconscious in home
The home did not have carbon monoxide detectors present. They are now required under Ontario legislation passed in 2014 on all levels in ...

Woman taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak in Brayford
North Devon Gazette
Fire fighters scrambled to Brayford in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) after carbon monoxide detector activated...

CO forces employees to evacuate Stonewall Kitchen center in Rochester
Foster's Daily Democrat
ROCHESTER — Employees at the Stonewall Kitchen distribution center were evacuated Tuesday evening after increased levels of carbon monoxide ...

Lawsuit settled in carbon monoxide leak at a motel
Bonner added he hopes all hotels and motels will install carbon monoxide detectors to keep their guests safe from the colorless, odorless, and ...

Carbon monoxide deaths prompt call for detectors in homes
Live 5 News
This past weekend in Orangeburg, a 27-year-old woman and her five-year-old son died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators say heating exhaust was to blame and that the home did not have a carbon monoxide detector…

The Smoker's Body: What Smoking Does To The Body
Youth Health Magzine
According to Better Health, the most dangerous and damaging chemicals found in cigarette are tar, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, oxidizing ...

Carbon Monoxide Safety - El Paso County, Colorado, Public Service Announcement

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