Thursday, June 4, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News June 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.

“We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams.”
Lenny Wilkens (1937, bio link)

"Crossroad" Robert Johnson - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Carbon monoxide levels cause evacuation at Hampton Inn
Gillette News Record
The Campbell County Fire Department evacuated staff and guests from the Hampton Inn on Wednesday morning when dangerous levels of carbon monoxide...

Huntsville family narrowly avoids carbon monoxide...
Huntsville-Lake of Bays Fire Department crews were called shortly after 10 p.m. on June 2 to a residence after carbon monoxide alarms were triggered ...

Traveling chef, victim of CO poisoning identified in Argentina
Son of horse trainer Morris is found dead
Irish Independent
Christopher Morris (30), who was the nephew of former RTÉ presenter Thelma Mansfield, died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning… Christopher died on Monday night in an apartment in the city of Las Heras, in the Argentinian province of Mendoza. A second man in the property also died in the poisoning tragedy…

Greeley agencies arm residences with smoke, carbon monoxides alarms
Greeley Tribune
Members of the Greeley Fire Department, American Red Cross and The Lauren Project teamed Saturday to install smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and conduct home safety visits at the Mobile Estates mobile home park,... The group visited 22 homes… Only two of the homes they visited had working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, according to a news release from the Greeley Fire department…

More scars than burns — deadly fire leaves unseen damage
Douglas Budget
The complete autopsy report will not be available for several weeks, but the cause of death was officially declared as carbon monoxide… Regan said when he became aware of the fire in the trailer next to his own after 11 p.m. that night, he had seen flames shooting out of at least one window… “I heard one of my best friends calling for help, but I just couldn’t get to him,”…

Mother campaigns for carbon monoxide safety
ITV News
A mother whose family were poisoned after carbon monoxide leaked from their boiler says more people need to be aware of the dangers of gas ...
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
Pilots in carbon monoxide scare
The Northern Daily Leader
TWO RAAF pilots in Tamworth have escaped injury after the aircraft they were flying indicated carbon monoxide in the cockpit shortly after takeoff ...

This 14-Year Change is Good News: See How the World's Carbon Monoxide Has Decreased
The Weather Channel
Over the last 40 years, a new study says climate change has clearly changed Earth's temperatures. Scientists are saying it's faster than before…

VA Clinic in Maxwelton not expected to reopen
Beckley Register-Herald
Voloski confirmed that air quality problems that first cropped up in June of last year were at the heart of the decision to cease operations in the Rahall Building, saying that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) "has identified the clinic as being unsafe for veterans and staff and recommended that they be removed from the Maxwelton space."…

Utilities Scrap Their Coal-Burning Units While GOP Lawmakers Fight Trend
According to scientists, global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, levels that haven't ...

Scientists say the world will run on renewables in ten years—if we spend like we did to put a man on the moon
A campaign launched today is asking the world's governments in invest in driving down the cost of renewable energy, seeking to make it cheaper…

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