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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.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning & Forklifts
A recent model propane-powered forklift will produce as low as 0.5 percent CO exhaust gas concentration when tested at its tailpipe, which results in 5,000 Parts per Million (PPM). If the forklift is an older model, or poorly maintained, the tailpipe output percentage can be as high as 2-4 percent. This output can produce CO levels at 20,000 – 40,000 PPM. At this level, a tremendous air exchange would have to occur to keep the CO levels within safety regulations compliance…
Rural Decatur man's fire death ruled accidental
Herald & Review
… the fire was caused by a pot of oil left on a gas stove; there was no sign of any criminal act. He said as a burning house fills with fire, smoke and fumes, it's not unusual for victims, who may know the building well, to become disorientated and lost as they rush about, terrified, trying to get out…
… inhalation is the major route of exposure… may cause harm to the unborn child… inhalation of carbon monoxide may lead to headache, nausea and vomiting, irritability, weakness and tachypnoea, followed by dizziness, confusion, ataxia, agitation, syncope, hypotension, seizures, impairment of consciousness and respiratory failure… in serious cases, cerebral oedema and metabolic acidosis may develop… reaction with haemoglobin displaces oxygen and leads to the formation of carboxyhaemoglobin…
Berkeley Heights Fire Department Receives Grant For Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for ...
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Citizens are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Heights Fire Department at (908)464-0800 to make an appointment for new alarms to be installed. "This is a great opportunity for Berkeley Heights firefighters to have a major impact on the safety of the residents we protect," said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins…
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…
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…
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]
“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!” George Kerr - CO Experts
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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?
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.
UN Warns of Rising Air Pollution Levels in World's Cities
Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people prematurely each year and "wreaking havoc on human health," the World Health Organization said Thursday… The U.N. health agency says more than four out of five city dwellers worldwide live in cities that don't meet WHO air quality guidelines — 98 percent in poorer countries and 56 percent even in high-income countries…
Why should Maine be the world's solid waste guinea pig?
Bangor Daily News
Using the information provided in Fiberight’s application, I calculated that one acid gas, hydrogen chloride, had a potential emission of 118 tons per year. The limit for installing acid gas controls is 10 tons. What about sulfur dioxide? Using the correct emission factor, Fiberight would emit 57.6 tons. Carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides? The carbon monoxide calculated to 244.5 tons per year and nitrogen oxides at 94.2 tons. Fiberight would have significantly higher emissions than PERC in every instance except for nitrogen oxides…
Air pollution at 'double the legal limit' in parts of Richmond, research finds
Your Local Guardian
“The air pollutants are dangerous to both child and adult health and about 1,000 deaths a year in the capital are due to this sort of pollution… “If this number of deaths occurred each year in London due to a preventable virus like ebola there would be public outrage demanding immediate action by the Government.”
Overnight Regulation: EPA strengthens methane emission rules
The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with stronger methane regulations for oil and gas companies… Oil and gas producers will be required to cut methane emissions by as much as 45 percent over the next decade -- which is higher than the 28 percent target President Obama proposed last year during the Paris climate talks…
US Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in Horbury
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…
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.
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…
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 ...
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
-Link to: → CO alarm standards –
- 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:
- Animal cameras - variety of locations
- 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
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The Energy Conservatory
The article Carbon Monoxide News May 13, 2016 – posts updated frequently
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