Monday, May 4, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News May 4, 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.

Earthquake in Nepal: Children Need Your Help Now
Nearly 1 million children require humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF is on the ground working to provide critical aid to children and families.

“Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” Bob Marley (1945-1981, bio link) "Best of Bob Marley" - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Smart Boating Safety Tips Smart Boating Safety Tips – Part 1 of 2
The Valley Business Journal
Keep a Clear Head Be aware of carbon monoxide. All internal combustion engines produce carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. Poor cabin ventilation, blocked exhaust outlets, and faulty equipment can contribute to the problem, but carbon monoxide emissions can affect the boat's swim platform and other areas near the engine. Be especially careful when…

Home Fix: Does my chimney need a new liner?
The Idaho Statesman
If this happens too often and the water heater is in a restricted area or small room, the spilled gases can produce carbon monoxide…

Johnson County Contractor Licensing Conference
CO EXperts
Johnson County Kansas - Continuing Education – – Video Link
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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
Woman suffers carbon monoxide poisoning after smoking a Middle Eastern tobacco water pipe ...
Daily Mail
A 20-year-old woman was rushed to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning after spending one hour a day smoking…

Doctors warn water pipes could lead to long-term health problems, including lung disease and ...
Radio Australia
While the woman made a full recovery, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to irreversible heart damage and long-term mental health consequences…

Mine Reports Air Readings Are Stabilized
Elevated carbon monoxide levels at the mine forced an evacuation of the mine on March 26 and company officials are working with federal and state ...

Yes Minister, We Have A Vested Interest!
Focus News
We cannot live in the past when air quality was better or in the future when it could be better. We need to breathe clean air now in order to live…

Early morning only good time for outdoor activities in Taipei: expert
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The period from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. is the only time of day when the air quality is good enough for outdoor activities in Taipei, a health expert said Sunday… And the air quality in Taipei is already better than in central and southern Taiwan, where residents have higher risks of developing cancer and heart and lung diseases caused by overseas aerosols, emissions from coal-fired power plants and air pollution produced by the nation's sixth naphtha cracker complex in Mailiao Township,..

Steady improvement in air quality still leaves Erie Niagara with work to do
Buffalo News
Much of the good “air” news can be attributed to the fact that operations have been reduced at the coal-powered Huntley electric generating plant. And Erin Heaney, director of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, warned that chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde and other carcinogens are not included in the report. But the region’s trends tend to mirror the mixed results of the nation, with four in 10 Americans living in unhealthy air…

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