Saturday, June 20, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News June 20, 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.

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust (1871-1922, bio link)

"Open Our Eyes" Richie Havens - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Carbon monoxide sickens 9 people in Springfield home
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - … the carbon monoxide level in the house was "sky high" after crews arrived at the house early Friday on a call about the residents not feeling well…

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills Lawrence Township man
Massillon Independent
… after attending church services in Summit County. Nicholas parked the vehicle in the attached garage but failed to turn the vehicle off. He then went to bed…

Female taken to hospital suffering with carbon monoxide effects after gas leak
Grimsby Telegraph
A woman was taken to hospital after suffering with possible carbon monoxide effects following a gas leak at a home in Cleethorpes. Fire fighters were ...

A brief history of time, life, Earth-changing events
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Our atmosphere was about 20 percent carbon dioxide and had no free oxygen. The temperature was in the right range for life, but the sun was ...

Pope Francis Calls For 'Cultural Revolution' Over Climate Change
National Journal
The document is also expected to make waves among secular organizations. In a statement Thursday, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said negotiators needed to "now seize this narrow window of opportunity and embark on ambitious actions and policies to help protect people and the environment. This is an urgent, moral, and ethical task for all of us."…
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
PSEG Issues Warning In Essex County: Don't Use Gas Generators Near Your Home
“Gas generators should be used with caution, following all safety and operational guidelines in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning,…”

Fire department offers free smoke, carbon monoxide detectors
In an effort to increase community safety, the Fairfield Fire Department is offering dual-function smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at no cost to Fairfield residents...

Camping safety for the whole family
WJXT Jacksonville
Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless and can cause illness or death in people and pets. Never use fuel-burning equipment such as gas stoves, heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills inside a tent, camper, or other enclosed shelter. It can cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to build up...

Mum of children who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu hired by Thomas Cook
“I’m incredibly proud actually that Thomas Cook have realised the mistakes they have made and there is something positive that they can do in light of Christi and Bobby’s deaths. They’re an industry leader and I really do hope that we can forge a good alliance and move things forward… “The actual cost of a holiday - a holiday means far more to a family than the actual cost of it. You need to know that your family is safe when you go away and…”

Johnson County Contractor Licensing Conference
CO EXperts
Johnson County Kansas - Continuing Education – – Video Link

A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against accute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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