Monday, July 4, 2022

Carbon Monoxide News July 4, 2022 – posts updated frequently

Every Day: Carbon Monoxide Safety Education Day

You may become disabled at the onset of a fire in your home or business by the carbon monoxide being produced and be unable to get out as the fire spreads and intensifies. Please make sure you have the earliest possible detection system and that all your other detectors are operating correctly.

Why Wait for the Alarm or Injury? Don't - YouTube
Pro-active carbon monoxide measurement coupled with heightened awareness regarding the toxic gas sources can make for life changing moments. (CO Safety Series - Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety)

How Much Carbon Monoxide is too Much to Breathe - YouTube
Carbon Monoxide or CO is a toxic gas and acts like a poison with early regarded symptoms that can include dizziness, headache, confusion, head stuffiness, fatigue, upper respiratory irritation, breathing struggles, heart rate changes, nausea and vomiting. Too much CO is a quick killer. (CO Safety Series - Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety)
Always measure air you breathe - the classroom is everywhere.

If text is in Blue it is a source link to a news article, document or video; EXCEPT THIS ONE. Posted links are not edited for grammar errors or regional spelling differences. (Daily news links a short scroll below)

Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.  We can learn from others’ mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning. (Archives posts start with December 31 each year - 2021 2020 (365) - 2019 (365) - 2018 (365) - 2017 (275) - 2016 (366) - 2015 (365) - 2014 (365) - 2013 (365) - 2012 (362) - 2011 (344) - 2010 (87) - 2009 (12) Scroll down through each year or use Web View and the menu bar on the right.  

Does everyone in your household know where the fire extinguisher is and how it works? Is there an emergency escape plan to reach exits?

Are you content not knowing how much carbon monoxide is in the air you breathe? Answer - (This is a Yes or No answer)

What is the risk of being nauseous from carbon monoxide?
Answer - You have been. (You will be again.)

Pollution, a known a killer – unfortunately a product of economies
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Daily Quote and Song - (birthday (July 4) people today)
Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.” Lionel Trilling sourced through Brainy Quotes
(1905-1975 Trilling, Lionel bio link)

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) moves through a building like fog through a forest, except you can't see it. CO is a toxic gas. Bob Dwyer
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World-Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects- Fire Safety
Carbon Monoxide News Links
July 4, 2022 (International Spelling; no edits)
Carbon Monoxide Safety Training - Saving some lives but not the dying

Incomplete combustion can have an odor and contain "odorless carbon monoxide". This “aldehyde” smell is often mistaken for a gas leak. Know that CO is in that smell. How much? You better be measuring. (Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety)

Boiler Recall – “Stop Using”
'Immediately stop using': Carbon monoxide poisoning hazard triggers recall by Georgetown distributor of boilers
Toronto Star
"The original mounting position of the blocked vent switch may not allow the boiler to switch off in a timely manner during a blocked vent condition, posing a Carbon monoxide poisoning hazard," Health Canada said in its recall warning. - The recall involves the LAARS® Mini-Therm JX gas-fired residential atmospheric boilers, models JX050 and JX075. (See more at this Toronto Star headline news link)

Carboxyhemoglobin: a primer for clinicians
PubMed
One of carbon monoxide's several mechanisms of toxicity is binding with circulating hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, resulting in a functional anemia. While patients with carbon monoxide poisoning are often said to be "cherry-red," such discoloration is rarely seen. Carboxyhemoglobin levels cannot be measured with conventional pulse oximetry, can be approximated with pulse CO-oximetry, and are most accurately measured with a laboratory CO-oximeter. (See more at this PubMed headline news link)

Carboxyhemoglobin in men exposed to carbon monoxide
PubMed
(See this PubMed headline link for several study links to carboxyhemoglobin)

Methane is the main component of Natural Gas
Leaked methane is harmful to children, climate, economy
LancasterOnline.com
Right now, methane is being needlessly released into the atmosphere from tens of thousands of small, leak-prone wells across Pennsylvania. This is a waste of energy and natural resources when too many households are struggling with energy costs, and it is happening because we lack necessary protections to ensure that oil and gas operators repair faulty equipment and plug leaks. (See more at this LancasterOnline.com headline link)

https://www.ready.gov/home-fire
Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a 3-to-1 ratio. (Find out more at this Ready.gov headline news link)

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'd prefer 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. GET BUSY - 

Watch this video - you can verify this alarm responds to CO
When is it best for me to be CO alarmed?
COSA
CO alarms are lab tested with certified carbon monoxide gas to help demonstrate delayed response vs rapid response to the toxic gas in this 15-minute classroom tutorial. Always asking the question "How soon would you like notification that your health is at risk from carbon monoxide exposure?"

The best way to verify your CO safety device is working is to use certified test gas
Carbon Monoxide Calibration Gas CO 575 PPM Balance Nitrogen in a 66 Liter Refillable Aluminum Cylinder
Cal Gas Direct Incorporated
For Use with Any and All Gas Detectors, Cylinder Connection C-10, Calibration Certificate NIST, Made in the USA

Motel Poisoning Remembered
The Jenkins Foundation
The Jenkins Foundation was formed in memory of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins who both lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning in a hotel room in Boone, North Carolina, on April 16, 2013. (Visit this web site)

Don’t let poor health symptoms be your carbon monoxide alarm. 
Carbon monoxide poisoning often occurs and reoccurs with common, nagging type symptoms and often confuses the sufferer with headache, tiredness or shortness of breath. Diligent measurement for CO is very easy and can help identify the toxic gas in air and perhaps help in the reduction of some poor health symptoms if the sources are removed or repaired. You could measure or you could guess or seek measurement.

The only way to know if there is no CO in your car is to measure
Please Note - low level carbon monoxide measurement is best 
"Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Out of breath: Population boom and its impact on air pollution, World News
WION
A rapid increase in the human population, industrialization, deforestation, economic growth, and vehicular emissions have been attributed as major drivers for the continuous deterioration of air quality. - The ever-growing global population accelerates greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in a negative impact on air quality. (More at this WION headline news link)

How Many Fires Did You Start Today? 
Population growth & density = risks
World Population by Year
Student exercise
Think of the action “fire” and then compare your birth year (or as far back as this chart goes) with the current population. How many fires are there going in the world? Fires spawn heat. Fires spawn combustion gases. How many fires are there? How many fires do you start or share in (even electric if your electricity comes from a fossil fuel fired generation plant miles away.

Fires include heating air and water for skin warmth – heating for cooking – heating for bathing – heating for work transportation (cars trucks, trains, planes, boats, rockets) – heating for recreation extras (vehicles) – heating for funeral pyres – heating for candle ceremonies (including ambiance) – heating for melting earth minerals – heating for burning garbage heating for running errands and activities (kidding, driving errands) and many more uses for heating. That’s a lot of combustion gas in the air, collectively. (Bob Dwyer)

The Lauren Project
About Us
Since Lauren's accidental death from the effects of this silent killer, we are fanatics about the need for every home that has any exposure to carbon monoxide be protected with detectors. (Find out more at The Lauren Project headline link)

Sophia's Law - Carbon Monoxide Law for Boaters
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Sophia's Law is named for seven-year-old Sophia Baechler, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating on Lake Minnetonka. Sophia's Law took effect May 1, 2018. (Read more at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.)

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.

The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation
I was a firefighter for 34 years. But for close to seven years, I’ve had a new mission: to end the silence on The Silent Killer – carbon monoxide. My reasons are very personal. - My niece Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their two children Cassandra and Jordan all died from CO poisoning in December 2008.

The LOK Wishing Tree Foundation
Lindsey’s family and friends transformed their grief into something new and beautiful: The Lindsey O’Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation. We have also made it a priority to help prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning for others by raising awareness and distributing free and low cost CO alarms.

Overbeck Foundation
My parents, Gene and Patty Overbeck, tragically lost their lives to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning on March 1, 2003 at their new home on Elk Lake in Northern Michigan. My mother left a car running in the garage and the carbon monoxide migrated throughout the house from the garage through floor openings with the crawl space below. They did not have a CO detector. Michigan passed a law in 2009 “The Overbeck Law” mandating CO detectors in all new homes and existing homes that are to be sold. (See more from the Overbeck Foundation on this Facebook web site)

Boaters Be Aware
Northeast Ohio couple spreading awareness of boating dangers after losing son to carbon monoxide poisoning
News 5 Cleveland
“We’ve been going through no wake zones with dangling feet in the water for as long as I can remember,” said Doug Taylor. - Afton was sitting in the back of the boat as it was moving at a slow speed in the no wake zone. - It was a month later when the official report came out: Afton died of carbon monoxide poisoning. (Find out more about the Love Like Afton organization at this News 5 Cleveland headline news link)

Predicting when an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning will occur is not something anyone can do, but some circumstances make it foreseeable that it will occur. This is why so many of the CO safety and awareness statements are redundant.

The fact is, some people just don’t get it, don’t understand it, have no respect for the gas or, who knows why? Maybe it is because "accidents happen to someone else". But it is foreseeable that you will read about deaths occurring in this news blog again, despite the collective efforts around the world to prevent death from carbon monoxide poisoning.


Does everyone in your household know how much carbon monoxide makes you sick but is not enough to kill you? Did you know carbon monoxide is generated early and all the time a building is on fire?

Resources for Public Servants | CO in Schools
Carbon monoxide prevention in schools
Public service is often a thankless job. - If you have true concern for leading the charge on school safety, or children's health, or supporting teachers – the issue of carbon monoxide schools is one that needs tackling across the United States. (Read more at this Carbon Monoxide Prevention in Schools headline news link)
wtvr.com
(Here is one example) House Bill 1823 requires public schools, child day programs and certain other programs to have carbon monoxide detectors required in each building that was built before 2015. (Read more at wtvr.com blue links)

Our Mission — National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (ncoaa.us)
ncoaa.us
Our mission is to initiate a global conversation on the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of chronic and acute carbon monoxide poisoning by organizing available COP information and driving change to improve diagnostics, detection, and treatment, legislation, and standards throughout the globe. (Learn more at this ncoaa.us headline link)

Your CO alarm may be a high-level alarm
READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
Please note their Listed CO concentration alarm set points
NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30%
SENSITIVITY TESTING:
Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

OSHA
Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning QuickCard™ - Portable Generators (See PDF links at this OSHA headline news link)

Do you know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air you breathe every day, everywhere you go? Take a carbon monoxide detector with you when in your car for safer travel.

COSA – CO Alarm Video - watch and think of those you care about

Purchase link (ESCO(Buy this Low-Level CO Monitor now)

MEASURE or LET CARBON MONOXIDE GET THE BEST OF YOU
"You can't measure COVID 19 in the air but you can sure detect and measure carbon monoxide. Get an early warning. Get low-level CO protection and the start of a house fire may be detected before smoke and smoke alarms activate." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Your CO alarm may be a high-level alarm (most are) 
READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
Please note their Listed CO concentration alarm set points

Be aware and protected
Flu-like symptoms and the health effects of carbon monoxide exposure COSABD7m34s
COSA - Are your symptoms flu-like? Don’t get lost in the symptoms – measure carbon monoxide. No matter what you do for a living you should know about the health impacts of carbon monoxide exposure and what your role in the prevention of poisoning. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety - Classroom Discussions (Video - Classroom Discussion - March 2020)

Carbon Monoxide in Children
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
As we have noted previously, those numbers could be higher as there are cases where carbon monoxide poisoning occurred but was not suspected. (More at Carbon Monoxide Poisoning)

'This has become my mission': Mom's warning after son dies from carbon monoxide poisoning ...
Yahoo Canada Shine On
Andrew Brady Free died from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with his family. (More at Yahoo Canada Shine On)

Hotel/Motel – Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Hotel CO Incident Data
The Jenkins Foundation
Dozens of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents occur in U.S. hotels every year. Many of these incidents result in unnecessary harm to hotel guests, (See more of this Jenkins Foundation Data Report)
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VIDEOS FOR THE CLASSROOM (wherever that is)
The Hair Salon and the Carbon Monoxide Ghost--Prologue; Teaching CO Safety segment, 0007BDCOSA
Carbon monoxide infiltrated a hair salon business and prompted investigators into action. Decisions, testing and precautions in place, the business reopened. Help vitalize critical thinking for the unexpected with this classroom presentation, Part 1.

The Hair Salon and the Carbon Monoxide Ghost--CO Returns; Teaching CO Safety, segment 0008BDCOSA
Precautions in place and the business reopened; the carbon monoxide incident appeared to be an anomaly in normal function of a gas water heater. But then, the carbon monoxide ghost let its presence be known, and the investigators are back at it in Part 2 of this classroom presentation.

PART 3
The gas water heaters were replaced with electric ones, but the new CO alarms sounded out that the CO ghost had returned. Fresh eyes, more testing and inquiries lead to source identification and the end of this chapter in Teaching Carbon Monoxide Safety for the Life and Death of it.

Carbon Dioxide – a worthy measurement you can take for yourself
Carbon Dioxide in Confined Space; Carbon Dioxide is in every breath you take 20m44s BDCOSA
COSA - slide/video
Measuring carbon dioxide is critical in determining indoor air quality measures in homes and buildings. See this easy to duplicate experiment; (just note that if you add more people, the risk of unhealthy air increases quickly unless ventilation is excellent.)
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Carbon Monoxide
What do you do, hope someone else protects you from this toxic gas?
"Taking Carbon Monoxide Seriously" from "CO Safety For Life & Death of it" segment 0006BDCOSA
(COSA - BD 3 min video)
Does it take the death of a family member, friend, neighbor or someone famous for us to take carbon monoxide measurement seriously and with more understanding? Yes, unfortunately; for a while perhaps. Fortunately, there are passionate survivors and those who have felt that shocking loss and work towards greater understanding of the impact CO has on our lives. They rally to educate, instigate fund raisers to help supply CO alarms to others and to dialogue with lawmakers and policy influencers regarding laws, ordinances, and the public offering of the alarms. And you, do you have carbon monoxide protection; everywhere?
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There is a lot to learn about carbon monoxide
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Intermountain Healthcare
COHb measurement can rule in CO poisoning but does not have the sensitivity to rule it out on its own. COHb levels do not correlate well with severity of poisoning or outcomes… (Much more at this site; view flashcard) 

A Tale of Weatherization at Grandma's House
Story adapted by the Building Science Community of Alaska
How heat, air, and moisture works together to determine your overall home performance level. (Watch this animation - internet dropped via Kousma Insulation)

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. We live in combustion based cultures - fire. 

HSE, OHSA, OHS
Safeguarding your family and home should be your number one priority at all times, and this is why you must not take chances in any way. - (Read more HSE, OHSA, OHS)
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Don’t let poor health symptoms be your carbon monoxide alarm. 
Carbon monoxide poisoning often occurs and reoccurs with common, nagging type symptoms and often confuses the sufferer with headache, tiredness or shortness of breath. Diligent measurement for CO is very easy and can help identify the toxic gas in air and perhaps help in the reduction of some poor health symptoms if the sources are removed or repaired. You could measure or you could guess or seek measurement.

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
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The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high-level alarm
Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces (More)

Get an earlier warning, learn more about CO in your life
Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Protection and TPI Model 780
COSA - TPI; supporting carbon monoxide safety education - Video
When does your carbon monoxide alarm? How do you test it? Are you sure it is responding to carbon monoxide in a safe, timely manner? Do you know much about your carbon monoxide alarm? This Classroom Discussion segment does highlight low-level CO protection with one of our supporter's manufactured product while it helps with CO alarm education. (View video)
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Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin

How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?
Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe?

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement. 
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Do you know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air you breathe every day, everywhere you 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.
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Your CO alarm may be a high-level alarm 
READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
Please note their Listed CO concentration alarm set points
NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
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
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

And Carbon Monoxide Alarms Are Cross Sensitive to Hydrogen
This is important to know because if there are charging marine or auto batteries in the spaces in or near your CO alarm, the batteries could be out-gassing hydrogen gas and your alarm may sound. Be aware of this when measuring the air near the charging of electric golf carts and electric forklifts. Hydrogen gas is a dangerous gas in confining spaces but it is not carbon monoxide.
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You don't have to wait to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in your home, or anywhere as it is happening. Your safety is up to you. Are you responsible for others?
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The following video link appears via You Tube on “BLEVE” search
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video
Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE - This is an important notice to pass on to anyone.

Contact - the ESCO Group https://escogroup.org/ for more information on the CO exam and all their training and written exam certifications. Every item on this site is placed in the efforts to raise awareness to help reduce the impact carbon monoxide has on people.
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About this CO Safety slide/video construction program process
If you’re not measuring, I’m not teaching well.

We can accomplish and seek solutions through daily research and measurement. What is the point of teaching if we don’t practice what we teach? Without measurement add darkness to the description of "The Silent Killer". "We are all students gathering information when it comes to carbon monoxide safety." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety contact - bobdwyer@cosafety.org
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KEEP MEASURING, KEEP LEARNING
More and more information below

Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
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Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
Ontario Regulation 194/14
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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.
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We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
We have all inhaled carbon monoxide. We are a world of fire users.

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.
Investigate the following video segments to explore low level carbon monoxide measurement.
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MORE CARBON MONOXIDE LEARNING LINKS
CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Movie Release 2015 - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced (More)

Carbon Monoxide Safety - El Paso County, Colorado, Public Service Announcement
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 acute 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
DailyMotion - About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Website Launched Aimed at Saving Lives 

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.
nih.gov
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…

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
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Carbon Monoxide Canary - music link

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

Low Level CO Protection
Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Protection and TPI Model 780
COSA - Video
TPI is a long time sponsor of this CO education effort.
When does your carbon monoxide alarm? How do you test it? Are you sure it is responding to carbon monoxide in a safe, timely manner? Do you know much about your carbon monoxide alarm? This Classroom Discussion segment does highlight low-level CO protection with one of our supporter's manufactured product while it helps with CO alarm education. (View video)
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Links that may be of use or interest
Current Data for Atmospheric CO2

Federal Aviation Administration CO warning

Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association
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Tribute - George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953.“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!” - “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

Tribute - Rudy Leatherman, a co-author of "Carbon Monoxide, a Clear and Present Danger" passed away in July of 2020 due to a tragic accident. Rudy had instructed thousands of HVACR technicians over the course of his career and helped pioneer and promote active testing and verification  procedures on all combustion systems. Rudy, a friend to all and accountable for saving many lives. Rudy Leatherman, in my heart and practice. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety.

These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones
Earthquake Map
Which volcanoes are erupting now? - Volcano Discovery

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
World population counter
Animal cameras - variety of locations

American Red Cross
Heart Rescue using an (AED)

Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution
U.S. Drought Monitor

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

The following companies are also acknowledged for their support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.
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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Carbon Monoxide News July 3, 2022 – posts updated frequently

Every Day: Carbon Monoxide Safety Education Day

You may become disabled at the onset of a fire in your home or business by the carbon monoxide being produced and be unable to get out as the fire spreads and intensifies. Please make sure you have the earliest possible detection system and that all your other detectors are operating correctly.

Why Wait for the Alarm or Injury? Don't - YouTube
Pro-active carbon monoxide measurement coupled with heightened awareness regarding the toxic gas sources can make for life changing moments. (CO Safety Series - Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety)

How Much Carbon Monoxide is too Much to Breathe - YouTube
Carbon Monoxide or CO is a toxic gas and acts like a poison with early regarded symptoms that can include dizziness, headache, confusion, head stuffiness, fatigue, upper respiratory irritation, breathing struggles, heart rate changes, nausea and vomiting. Too much CO is a quick killer. (CO Safety Series - Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety)
Always measure air you breathe - the classroom is everywhere.

If text is in Blue it is a source link to a news article, document or video; EXCEPT THIS ONE. Posted links are not edited for grammar errors or regional spelling differences. (Daily news links a short scroll below)

Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.  We can learn from others’ mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning. (Archives posts start with December 31 each year - 2021 2020 (365) - 2019 (365) - 2018 (365) - 2017 (275) - 2016 (366) - 2015 (365) - 2014 (365) - 2013 (365) - 2012 (362) - 2011 (344) - 2010 (87) - 2009 (12) Scroll down through each year or use Web View and the menu bar on the right.  

Does everyone in your household know where the fire extinguisher is and how it works? Is there an emergency escape plan to reach exits?

Are you content not knowing how much carbon monoxide is in the air you breathe? Answer - (This is a Yes or No answer)

What is the risk of being nauseous from carbon monoxide?
Answer - You have been. (You will be again.)

Pollution, a known a killer – unfortunately a product of economies
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Daily Quote and Song - (birthday (July 3) people today)
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) moves through a building like fog through a forest, except you can't see it. CO is a toxic gas. Bob Dwyer
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World-Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects- Fire Safety
Carbon Monoxide News Links
July 3, 2022 (International Spelling; no edits)
Carbon Monoxide Safety Training - Saving some lives but not the dying

Incomplete combustion can have an odor and contain "odorless carbon monoxide". This “aldehyde” smell is often mistaken for a gas leak. Know that CO is in that smell. How much? You better be measuring. (Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety)

2 hospitalized in Sioux Falls for possible carbon monoxide exposure
KELOLAND.com
Two people in Sioux Falls were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning for what Fire Rescue says was possible carbon monoxide exposure. (See this Keloland.com headline link)

Update
Del Mar College's Flato Building is safe for entry after carbon monoxide exposure
KIII
The building was closed, Friday afternoon, due to students and faculty being exposed to elevated levels of carbon monoxide. (See the video report at this KIII headline news link)

3 dogs killed, 3 people displaced after fire at North Austin home
FOX 7 Austin
"In this case, residents were not home. We were notified there was a problem by a working smoke alarm, so it just shows how critical those smoke alarms are to get us going even before the residents have a chance to call," Division Chief Thayer Smith said. (See this FOX 7 Austin headline news link)

Kennewick apartment fire started by improper cigarette disposal
NBC Right Now
They had been asleep when the balcony caught fire, and the apartment had no working smoke detectors. One of their dogs had started barking after the fire started, waking up the person inside and alerting them of the danger. KFD reports the sliding glass door to the balcony had been open at this time, meaning the fire would have spread easily if it hadn’t been put out. (See more at this NBC Right Now headline news link)

https://www.ready.gov/home-fire
Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a 3-to-1 ratio. (Find out more at this Ready.gov headline news link)

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'd prefer 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. GET BUSY - 

Watch this video - you can verify this alarm responds to CO
When is it best for me to be CO alarmed?
COSA
CO alarms are lab tested with certified carbon monoxide gas to help demonstrate delayed response vs rapid response to the toxic gas in this 15-minute classroom tutorial. Always asking the question "How soon would you like notification that your health is at risk from carbon monoxide exposure?"

The best way to verify your CO safety device is working is to use certified test gas
Carbon Monoxide Calibration Gas CO 575 PPM Balance Nitrogen in a 66 Liter Refillable Aluminum Cylinder
Cal Gas Direct Incorporated
For Use with Any and All Gas Detectors, Cylinder Connection C-10, Calibration Certificate NIST, Made in the USA

Motel Poisoning Remembered
The Jenkins Foundation
The Jenkins Foundation was formed in memory of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins who both lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning in a hotel room in Boone, North Carolina, on April 16, 2013. (Visit this web site)

Don’t let poor health symptoms be your carbon monoxide alarm. 
Carbon monoxide poisoning often occurs and reoccurs with common, nagging type symptoms and often confuses the sufferer with headache, tiredness or shortness of breath. Diligent measurement for CO is very easy and can help identify the toxic gas in air and perhaps help in the reduction of some poor health symptoms if the sources are removed or repaired. You could measure or you could guess or seek measurement.

The only way to know if there is no CO in your car is to measure
Please Note - low level carbon monoxide measurement is best 
"Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Out of breath: Population boom and its impact on air pollution, World News
WION
A rapid increase in the human population, industrialization, deforestation, economic growth, and vehicular emissions have been attributed as major drivers for the continuous deterioration of air quality. - The ever-growing global population accelerates greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in a negative impact on air quality. (More at this WION headline news link)

How Many Fires Did You Start Today? 
Population growth & density = risks
World Population by Year
Student exercise
Think of the action “fire” and then compare your birth year (or as far back as this chart goes) with the current population. How many fires are there going in the world? Fires spawn heat. Fires spawn combustion gases. How many fires are there? How many fires do you start or share in (even electric if your electricity comes from a fossil fuel fired generation plant miles away.

Fires include heating air and water for skin warmth – heating for cooking – heating for bathing – heating for work transportation (cars trucks, trains, planes, boats, rockets) – heating for recreation extras (vehicles) – heating for funeral pyres – heating for candle ceremonies (including ambiance) – heating for melting earth minerals – heating for burning garbage heating for running errands and activities (kidding, driving errands) and many more uses for heating. That’s a lot of combustion gas in the air, collectively. (Bob Dwyer)

The Lauren Project
About Us
Since Lauren's accidental death from the effects of this silent killer, we are fanatics about the need for every home that has any exposure to carbon monoxide be protected with detectors. (Find out more at The Lauren Project headline link)

Sophia's Law - Carbon Monoxide Law for Boaters
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Sophia's Law is named for seven-year-old Sophia Baechler, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating on Lake Minnetonka. Sophia's Law took effect May 1, 2018. (Read more at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.)

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.

The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation
I was a firefighter for 34 years. But for close to seven years, I’ve had a new mission: to end the silence on The Silent Killer – carbon monoxide. My reasons are very personal. - My niece Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their two children Cassandra and Jordan all died from CO poisoning in December 2008.

The LOK Wishing Tree Foundation
Lindsey’s family and friends transformed their grief into something new and beautiful: The Lindsey O’Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation. We have also made it a priority to help prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning for others by raising awareness and distributing free and low cost CO alarms.

Overbeck Foundation
My parents, Gene and Patty Overbeck, tragically lost their lives to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning on March 1, 2003 at their new home on Elk Lake in Northern Michigan. My mother left a car running in the garage and the carbon monoxide migrated throughout the house from the garage through floor openings with the crawl space below. They did not have a CO detector. Michigan passed a law in 2009 “The Overbeck Law” mandating CO detectors in all new homes and existing homes that are to be sold. (See more from the Overbeck Foundation on this Facebook web site)

Boaters Be Aware
Northeast Ohio couple spreading awareness of boating dangers after losing son to carbon monoxide poisoning
News 5 Cleveland
“We’ve been going through no wake zones with dangling feet in the water for as long as I can remember,” said Doug Taylor. - Afton was sitting in the back of the boat as it was moving at a slow speed in the no wake zone. - It was a month later when the official report came out: Afton died of carbon monoxide poisoning. (Find out more about the Love Like Afton organization at this News 5 Cleveland headline news link)

Predicting when an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning will occur is not something anyone can do, but some circumstances make it foreseeable that it will occur. This is why so many of the CO safety and awareness statements are redundant.

The fact is, some people just don’t get it, don’t understand it, have no respect for the gas or, who knows why? Maybe it is because "accidents happen to someone else". But it is foreseeable that you will read about deaths occurring in this news blog again, despite the collective efforts around the world to prevent death from carbon monoxide poisoning.


Does everyone in your household know how much carbon monoxide makes you sick but is not enough to kill you? Did you know carbon monoxide is generated early and all the time a building is on fire?

Resources for Public Servants | CO in Schools
Carbon monoxide prevention in schools
Public service is often a thankless job. - If you have true concern for leading the charge on school safety, or children's health, or supporting teachers – the issue of carbon monoxide schools is one that needs tackling across the United States. (Read more at this Carbon Monoxide Prevention in Schools headline news link)
wtvr.com
(Here is one example) House Bill 1823 requires public schools, child day programs and certain other programs to have carbon monoxide detectors required in each building that was built before 2015. (Read more at wtvr.com blue links)

Our Mission — National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association (ncoaa.us)
ncoaa.us
Our mission is to initiate a global conversation on the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of chronic and acute carbon monoxide poisoning by organizing available COP information and driving change to improve diagnostics, detection, and treatment, legislation, and standards throughout the globe. (Learn more at this ncoaa.us headline link)

Your CO alarm may be a high-level alarm
READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
Please note their Listed CO concentration alarm set points
NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30%
SENSITIVITY TESTING:
Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

OSHA
Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning QuickCard™ - Portable Generators (See PDF links at this OSHA headline news link)

Do you know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air you breathe every day, everywhere you go? Take a carbon monoxide detector with you when in your car for safer travel.

COSA – CO Alarm Video - watch and think of those you care about

Purchase link (ESCO(Buy this Low-Level CO Monitor now)

MEASURE or LET CARBON MONOXIDE GET THE BEST OF YOU
"You can't measure COVID 19 in the air but you can sure detect and measure carbon monoxide. Get an early warning. Get low-level CO protection and the start of a house fire may be detected before smoke and smoke alarms activate." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Your CO alarm may be a high-level alarm (most are) 
READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
Please note their Listed CO concentration alarm set points

Be aware and protected
Flu-like symptoms and the health effects of carbon monoxide exposure COSABD7m34s
COSA - Are your symptoms flu-like? Don’t get lost in the symptoms – measure carbon monoxide. No matter what you do for a living you should know about the health impacts of carbon monoxide exposure and what your role in the prevention of poisoning. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety - Classroom Discussions (Video - Classroom Discussion - March 2020)

Carbon Monoxide in Children
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
As we have noted previously, those numbers could be higher as there are cases where carbon monoxide poisoning occurred but was not suspected. (More at Carbon Monoxide Poisoning)

'This has become my mission': Mom's warning after son dies from carbon monoxide poisoning ...
Yahoo Canada Shine On
Andrew Brady Free died from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with his family. (More at Yahoo Canada Shine On)

Hotel/Motel – Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Hotel CO Incident Data
The Jenkins Foundation
Dozens of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents occur in U.S. hotels every year. Many of these incidents result in unnecessary harm to hotel guests, (See more of this Jenkins Foundation Data Report)
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VIDEOS FOR THE CLASSROOM (wherever that is)
The Hair Salon and the Carbon Monoxide Ghost--Prologue; Teaching CO Safety segment, 0007BDCOSA
Carbon monoxide infiltrated a hair salon business and prompted investigators into action. Decisions, testing and precautions in place, the business reopened. Help vitalize critical thinking for the unexpected with this classroom presentation, Part 1.

The Hair Salon and the Carbon Monoxide Ghost--CO Returns; Teaching CO Safety, segment 0008BDCOSA
Precautions in place and the business reopened; the carbon monoxide incident appeared to be an anomaly in normal function of a gas water heater. But then, the carbon monoxide ghost let its presence be known, and the investigators are back at it in Part 2 of this classroom presentation.

PART 3
The gas water heaters were replaced with electric ones, but the new CO alarms sounded out that the CO ghost had returned. Fresh eyes, more testing and inquiries lead to source identification and the end of this chapter in Teaching Carbon Monoxide Safety for the Life and Death of it.

Carbon Dioxide – a worthy measurement you can take for yourself
Carbon Dioxide in Confined Space; Carbon Dioxide is in every breath you take 20m44s BDCOSA
COSA - slide/video
Measuring carbon dioxide is critical in determining indoor air quality measures in homes and buildings. See this easy to duplicate experiment; (just note that if you add more people, the risk of unhealthy air increases quickly unless ventilation is excellent.)
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Carbon Monoxide
What do you do, hope someone else protects you from this toxic gas?
"Taking Carbon Monoxide Seriously" from "CO Safety For Life & Death of it" segment 0006BDCOSA
(COSA - BD 3 min video)
Does it take the death of a family member, friend, neighbor or someone famous for us to take carbon monoxide measurement seriously and with more understanding? Yes, unfortunately; for a while perhaps. Fortunately, there are passionate survivors and those who have felt that shocking loss and work towards greater understanding of the impact CO has on our lives. They rally to educate, instigate fund raisers to help supply CO alarms to others and to dialogue with lawmakers and policy influencers regarding laws, ordinances, and the public offering of the alarms. And you, do you have carbon monoxide protection; everywhere?
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Intermountain Healthcare
COHb measurement can rule in CO poisoning but does not have the sensitivity to rule it out on its own. COHb levels do not correlate well with severity of poisoning or outcomes… (Much more at this site; view flashcard) 

A Tale of Weatherization at Grandma's House
Story adapted by the Building Science Community of Alaska
How heat, air, and moisture works together to determine your overall home performance level. (Watch this animation - internet dropped via Kousma Insulation)

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. We live in combustion based cultures - fire. 

HSE, OHSA, OHS
Safeguarding your family and home should be your number one priority at all times, and this is why you must not take chances in any way. - (Read more HSE, OHSA, OHS)
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Don’t let poor health symptoms be your carbon monoxide alarm. 
Carbon monoxide poisoning often occurs and reoccurs with common, nagging type symptoms and often confuses the sufferer with headache, tiredness or shortness of breath. Diligent measurement for CO is very easy and can help identify the toxic gas in air and perhaps help in the reduction of some poor health symptoms if the sources are removed or repaired. You could measure or you could guess or seek measurement.

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
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The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high-level alarm
Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces (More)

Get an earlier warning, learn more about CO in your life
Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Protection and TPI Model 780
COSA - TPI; supporting carbon monoxide safety education - Video
When does your carbon monoxide alarm? How do you test it? Are you sure it is responding to carbon monoxide in a safe, timely manner? Do you know much about your carbon monoxide alarm? This Classroom Discussion segment does highlight low-level CO protection with one of our supporter's manufactured product while it helps with CO alarm education. (View video)
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Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin

How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?
Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe?

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement. 
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Do you know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air you breathe every day, everywhere you 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.
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Your CO alarm may be a high-level alarm 
READ THE OWNERS MANUAL
Please note their Listed CO concentration alarm set points
NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
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
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

And Carbon Monoxide Alarms Are Cross Sensitive to Hydrogen
This is important to know because if there are charging marine or auto batteries in the spaces in or near your CO alarm, the batteries could be out-gassing hydrogen gas and your alarm may sound. Be aware of this when measuring the air near the charging of electric golf carts and electric forklifts. Hydrogen gas is a dangerous gas in confining spaces but it is not carbon monoxide.
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You don't have to wait to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in your home, or anywhere as it is happening. Your safety is up to you. Are you responsible for others?
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The following video link appears via You Tube on “BLEVE” search
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video
Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE - This is an important notice to pass on to anyone.

Contact - the ESCO Group https://escogroup.org/ for more information on the CO exam and all their training and written exam certifications. Every item on this site is placed in the efforts to raise awareness to help reduce the impact carbon monoxide has on people.
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About this CO Safety slide/video construction program process
If you’re not measuring, I’m not teaching well.

We can accomplish and seek solutions through daily research and measurement. What is the point of teaching if we don’t practice what we teach? Without measurement add darkness to the description of "The Silent Killer". "We are all students gathering information when it comes to carbon monoxide safety." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety contact - bobdwyer@cosafety.org
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KEEP MEASURING, KEEP LEARNING
More and more information below

Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
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Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
Ontario Regulation 194/14
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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.
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We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
We have all inhaled carbon monoxide. We are a world of fire users.

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.
Investigate the following video segments to explore low level carbon monoxide measurement.
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MORE CARBON MONOXIDE LEARNING LINKS
CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Movie Release 2015 - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced (More)

Carbon Monoxide Safety - El Paso County, Colorado, Public Service Announcement
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 acute 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
DailyMotion - About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Website Launched Aimed at Saving Lives 

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.
nih.gov
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…

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
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Carbon Monoxide Canary - music link

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

Low Level CO Protection
Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Protection and TPI Model 780
COSA - Video
TPI is a long time sponsor of this CO education effort.
When does your carbon monoxide alarm? How do you test it? Are you sure it is responding to carbon monoxide in a safe, timely manner? Do you know much about your carbon monoxide alarm? This Classroom Discussion segment does highlight low-level CO protection with one of our supporter's manufactured product while it helps with CO alarm education. (View video)
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Links that may be of use or interest
Current Data for Atmospheric CO2

Federal Aviation Administration CO warning

Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association
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Tribute - George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953.“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!” - “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

Tribute - Rudy Leatherman, a co-author of "Carbon Monoxide, a Clear and Present Danger" passed away in July of 2020 due to a tragic accident. Rudy had instructed thousands of HVACR technicians over the course of his career and helped pioneer and promote active testing and verification  procedures on all combustion systems. Rudy, a friend to all and accountable for saving many lives. Rudy Leatherman, in my heart and practice. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety.

These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones
Earthquake Map
Which volcanoes are erupting now? - Volcano Discovery

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
World population counter
Animal cameras - variety of locations

American Red Cross
Heart Rescue using an (AED)

Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution
U.S. Drought Monitor

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

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