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We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.
Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.
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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Boiler fault leads to call out for firefighters in Port Erin
Isle of Man Today
A statement issued by the fire service wished to remind people of the importance of working smoke alarms, adding: 'Both smoke and carbon monoxide …
Tearful mourners remember two women lost in Northbridge fire
The Boston Globe
“I appreciate any opportunity to encourage people to make sure their detectors are in place and operable, for both smoke and carbon monoxide,”
About lost my MIL to carbon monoxide poisoning yesterday.
They didn't figure out at first she had the carbon monoxide poisoning. After returning to her condo and looking around the discovered her car dead, battery dead and with the key in the run position and the fuel tank empty. If the car hadn't of run out of gas who knows what could've happened… I never felt I needed a carbon monoxide detector because my water heater and furnace are electric. I never gave it a thought about my attached garage as a source of it to get in my house. Maybe I should rethink that idea… (Note: the author references carbon monoxide as CO2 in his article. This is not an uncommon error with people unfamiliar with correct terminology.)
Make the necessary checks on your house now the snow has melted
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It is also a good time to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Test them monthly and replace batteries as needed. You should …
Travel Agencies Everywhere; Why Wait For the Injury Or Death?
Thomas Cook hires strategist for safer tourism foundation
Christi and Bobby Shepherd, aged seven and six, died in 2006 from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler at a bungalow attached to Louis Corcyra Beach hotel in Corfu…. The tour operator said in November it would provide £1m of initial funding for the Safer Tourism Foundation to make travel safer for holidaymakers. It did so as part of efforts to build bridges with Wood, who had campaigned for nine years for the company to take responsibility for the deaths of her children…
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.
Home energy audit finds air leaks, energy inefficiencies
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Energy audits are just what they sound like — they aim to identify ways energy is being lost in a home. After testing for energy leaks, the GreenIowa volunteers make recommendations and do the weatherization labor to fix any minor problems they find…
Gridlock Guy: Smog alerts familiar summer occurrence
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Code yellow. Code orange. Code red. These are smog alert levels — the all too familiar phrases we Atlantans have heard during the summer months. Believe it or not we are already one month into smog season here in Atlanta and thankfully we have not yet had a smog alert day. But, rest assured they are coming…
CO2 Stored in the Great Deep of the Pacific
Marine Technology News
An international team of Researchers headed by scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute has gained new insights into the carbon dioxide exchange between ocean and atmosphere, ran thus making a significant contribution to solving one of the great scientific mysteries of the ice ages…
Climate change demands an electrifying solution
The Seattle Times
Because of our more than century-long investment in a fossil-fuel-based transportation system, this transformation will not be easy. It will require political leadership, increased innovation from businesses and robust public-private partnerships to successfully implement…
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
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida |
Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan |
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The Energy Conservatory
The original article is seen at www.cogashub.com