Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Carbon Monoxide News April 12, 2016 – 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.

“Once I used to join in, every boy and girl was my friend. Now there's revolution, but they don't know what they're fighting.” "Living in the Past" Jethro Tull - music link

How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they live in?
After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.

Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?
Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.

Consider low level protection for carbon monoxide and smoldering fire detection problems; don't leave anyone behind. CO Experts

Featured News Links – More news links below
Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child's lungs
Medical Xpress
Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research published in the April 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, a journal of the American Thoracic Society…

The following link reports 10 CO alarms rated for their response to high levels of the poison. Note that you can still suffer poisoning exposure symptoms and chronic conditions before these alert you. All of them listed are high level detectors as reported in the review for each. Are they good enough for you and your loved ones? 

Top 10 Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors in 2016 Reviews
Top 10 Product Reviews
But whether there are legislation that makes it a must have gadget in your country or not, if you care about your health, a carbon monoxide detector is a must have gadget…

A safety message out of the UK
VIDEO: Carbon Monoxide Safety Warning For Cornwall
Pirate FM
"Crews using breathing apparatus checked the property for a carbon monoxide reading and found the source which was believed to be coming from a ...

Cigarettes are bad for you AND your career! Study finds non-smokers 'find it easier to get jobs and ...
Daily Mail
Doctors have long warned about the physical dangers of cigarettes… But a brand new study by Stanford University suggests smoking can also have a detrimental effect on your career and earning power… Researchers at the California college's School of Medicine claim those with a nicotine habit find it harder to get a job - and earn less per-hour when they do…

Repeat – Recall of recreational camper
Winnebago Recalls Trailers Due to Carbon Monoxide Risk
North Carolina Consumers Council
Faulty refrigeration equipment is prompting a trailer recall from Winnebago… The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2016 Winnie Drop recreational trailers. The refrigerator compartment may not be completely sealed, potentially allowing carbon monoxide to enter the main cabin… If carbon monoxide were to enter the main cabin, it can increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to occupants, which could lead to death…

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Washington
Anacortes Living
Washington State law requires carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in new residences. As of January 1, 2013, carbon monoxide alarms are required in existing apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels, and single-family residences (with few exceptions). Owner-occupied single-family residences, legally occupied before July 26th, 2009, are not required to have carbon monoxide alarms until they are sold…

Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
Carbon Monoxide Intoxication
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors,… 

Carbon monoxide intoxication.
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death… 

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms 
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent 

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 _ 15 MINUTES]

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 

Video report – how this works
Here's How Earth's Soil Can Save The Planet From Global Warming
Nature World News
Researchers and scientists studying ways to save the Earth from global warming found that soil can curb the release of carbon dioxide…

(Unofficial) Talks About Kentucky's Carbon Plan Begin This Week
89.3 WFPL
“The other states are moving forward and figuring out, ‘how do we compete in a new energy economy,’ and if we don’t do that, whether or not the Clean Power Plan is upheld in court, we’re going to be behind the ball and miss out on opportunities,” …

Low Gas Prices Expose Flaw In US Fuel Economy Standards, As Gains Fall Short Of Expectations
For U.S. policymakers seeking to reduce oil consumption and carbon emissions, plunging fuel prices have created a real challenge as Americans pile back into relatively inefficient pick-up trucks and sport-utility vehicles in record numbers. This, in turn, has undermined the effectiveness of the federal government’s signature policy for regulating vehicle efficiency: fuel economy standards…

Forest growth accelerating in BC due to carbon dioxide'fertilizer effect'
Vancouver Sun
Relatively cool temperatures in Canadian forests typically limit tree growth and carbon uptake to less than half the rate seen in tropical latitudes. But that is beginning to change… New research suggests that climate change has increased the rate of growth and carbon storage in our forests, so much so that an additional one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide will be stored by our trees between the pine beetle outbreak and 2020…

Missouri would profit from cutting carbon dioxide emissions, expert says
Columbia Missourian
COLUMBIA — Julia Friedman, a senior policy manager with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, said adopting the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan could cut energy prices and generate jobs. She spoke at the "Advancing Renewables in the Midwest" conference Monday at MU's Bond Life Sciences Center…

Kansas profits by harnessing wind power
Wichita Eagle
Wind energy represents more than 23 percent of electricity produced in the state and a total investment of about $10 billion. About 45 percent of the power is exported. In 2015 Kansas lagged only Iowa (31.3 percent) and South Dakota (25.5 percent) for wind’s share of electricity generation… As Brownback said, the Cimarron Bend project “solidifies our position as a leader in wind energy development in the nation. It’s good for the Kansas economy as it will create jobs and opportunities.”

People Everywhere!
Are you ignorant of what the air is like inside your home or any building you are in? 

Hong Kong indoor air pollution so bad it could be making you chronically ill, tests show
South China Morning Post
The air pollution inside some Hong Kong homes is worse than beside some of the city’s busiest roads, tests show. And it could be making the homes’ occupants chronically ill, worried scientists say… Levels of small-particle pollution, known as PM2.5, that can lodge deep in people’s lungs were on average nearly 10 per cent higher indoors than the highest level found outdoors…

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels?
US Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government... 

Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy. 
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in Horbury 
BBC News 
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

How to use a Fire Extinguisher
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…

Cdc Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ... 

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 

JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk 

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. CO Experts

These following links may be of some use to you: 
U.S. Drought Monitor
- Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive
- Current Data for Atmospheric CO2
- Federal Aviation Administration CO warning
- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· 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