Saturday, April 11, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News April 11, 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.
Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.” Arthur Miller (1915-2005, bio link)

"Money" Pink Floyd - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Calgary teen calls in carbon monoxide scare before passing: 'It was just in the nick of time'
Calgary Sun
Carbon monoxide poisoning A teenage boy who lives in this condo at Coachway Garden S.W. narrowly avoided succumbing to carbon monoxide ...

Again, diligent testing everywhere reaps rewards for CO safety
EMS unit spotted high carbon monoxide levels while shopping at bagel store
Update: What began as a quick stop for coffee Friday turned into a life-saving rescue as EMS paramedics saved four people from dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide at Dyker Park Bagels in Dongan Hills…

Updated information
Carbon Monoxide Killed Mother, 6-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead in New Jersey Home: Medical ...
NBC New York
Octavia Campbell and her daughter Christiana (above inset) were found dead in their home on Dodd Street in East Orange, according to family ...

4 Dead In Home From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
NEW YORK (AP) - Police have identified three of the four people in their 70s and 80s who were found dead in a New York City home…
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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
2nd grader raises money for detectors after best friend dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
WARTBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – Britt Perkins may only be in second grade, but he understands loss. His best friend died of carbon monoxide poisoning… On Sunday, Jamon Carrol, 8, died at his Wartburg home along with his relatives, Anthony Carroll, 44, and Jacob Carroll, 17... In memory of his best friend, Perkins is working to raise enough money to buy 23 carbon monoxide detectors; one for every student in his class and his teacher... It’s been one of the hardest weeks for students, teachers, and parents at Wartburg Central Elementary. Everyone is simply heartbroken and they’re remembering their friend, Jamon Carroll…

Without onsite testing or testing patients, guess works stumps even the best
Carbon Monoxide Scare Evacuates FWISD Elementary School
School officials evacuated Diamond Hill Elementary School after a teacher became ill with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning…

How to protect your family from the 'silent killer'
Deseret News
Carbon monoxide might be termed the silent killer, but it certainly isn't a silent problem. The deadly fumes made news again this week, claiming…

New Fines for Fire Offences
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Orillia Fire Officials are now armed with some new regulations to set fines for Fire Code violations related to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, ...

Air quality improving but threatened by drought, report shows
Merced Sun-Star
California's air quality has improved substantially in the past few years, but the ongoing drought is having a troubling impact on the levels of particulate ...

Warning of high air pollution levels in UK
BBC News
Parts of the UK could reach the highest level of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings…

India launches National Air Quality Index
India has launched its own Air Quality Index, which will measure pollution across its 10 main cities. The initiative is part of Prime Minister Narentra Modi's 'Clean India Mission'... The country has come under criticism recently for not doing more to address environmental problems, and the launch of the index is seen as the first step to raising awareness. Launched in 10 cities, the Air Quality Index will be expanded to 66 other cities where population exceeds 1 million... "We have to make saving and protecting our environment part of our mindset here in India. Our traditions have taught us this, but somewhere they changed and we have no right to exploit nature," Modi said…

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