Monday, 9 May 2016

Carbon Monoxide News May 8, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.
Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.” 

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BCE - 43 BCE, bio link)

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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.

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

Featured News Links – More news links below
4 in Bear home sickened by carbon monoxide
BEAR, DELAWARE - Four people were taken to a hospital after high levels of carbon monoxide were found in their home in Bear early today, … An 8-year-old boy was… A 12-year-old boy was… A 39-year-old woman was… A fourth person was…

New remote auto starter malfunction
Rescue Cat Saves His Family From Carbon Monoxide Emitted By Their Running Car
The 7-year-old rescue cat’s behavior is predictable. He knows when to wake up his owners, what kind of food he wants, and that he can hog their bed. But when he started meowing one night and behaving oddly, the couple had no choice but to get out of bed and follow him. They thought that he was hungry, but Bob led them to the garage door. Then, they made a startling discovery behind it…

Crowd gathers at vigil for third-grader killed by carbon monoxide fumes
LINDEN — The young girl hospitalized last week from carbon monoxide exposure in her home, which had killed her brother, is recovering and responding to treatment, according to the girl's mother who spoke at a vigil held for her son Saturday evening…

Carbon Monoxide Prevention
Energy Resource Center
1 in 4 homes have the potential for a Carbon Monoxide issue; 80% of the homes ERC serves do not haveCarbon Monoxide detectors; More than 50% ...

Town salutes teacher, students who distribute CO alarms
Delmarva Daily Times
Attention to carbon monoxide detectors comes after the first anniversary of the deaths of father Rodney Todd Sr., and seven of his children from accidental CO poisoning. Bodies of the family members were found April 6, 2015 at their residence… Toni Stewart-Brown, a fourth-grade science and social studies teacher at Princess Anne Elementary School in Princess Anne, led an initiative earlier this spring that raised money toward the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors for homes of students at the school that lacked the devices…

West Asheville residents "Get Alarmed"
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Volunteers with the American Red Cross and AmeriCorps teamed with the Asheville Fire Department to spread fire safety information in a West Asheville neighborhood Saturday… It's part of the "Get Alarmed" project. The Red Cross and local fire departments came up with the goal, beginning in 2014, to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries by 30 percent in a five-year span…

Keeping safe on the water: Life jackets and other things to remember
The Advocate
This poisonous gas is emitted by engines and, because it’s odorless and colorless, it can kill in minutes. If you feel seasick and are around the exhaust of inboard or outboard engines, you could be suffering from CO poisoning. Installing a CO monitor helps…

BBQ safety tips from Merseyside Fire Service
Southport Visiter
“If you’ve planned a barbecue and the weather lets you down, don’t take the barbecue indoors or into a tent. In recent years some people have sadly succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning by doing this, so we urge everyone to stay safe.”

Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
Carbon Monoxide Intoxication
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors… 
Carbon monoxide intoxication.
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death… 
NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms 
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent 

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

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: 

What is in the air you are breathing right now?
What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning. 
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. 


Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
CO and Air Quality News Links 

Minnesota, Canadian Forest Fires Impacting Iowa Air Quality
According to the Iowa DNR, fine particulate levels near federal health standards are expected in northern and central on Saturday due to the fires. Individuals in northern and central Iowa with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should limit lengthy exposure outside until the smoke plume passes and conditions improve…

Canada Wildfire Impacting ND Air Quality
The fire in Canada is nearly a thousand miles away from Bismarck, but it's impacting the air quality in some parts of North Dakota. Winds from the north ...

India To Spend $6 Billion To Create New Forests
Tech Times
The world's forest are considered crucial in negating the impacts of over a quarter of man-made carbon emission but deforestation has become rampant with population growth worldwide… Large-scale afforestation projects thus serve as an effective means of fighting man-made climate change… While India is allotting what appears to be a large amount of money to create new forests, the returns could be far more beneficial in the long run…

As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim
Huffington Post
With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul…

ANOTHER VIEW: Clean Power Critical For Future Generations
Gazette Newspapers
The longer we wait, the more expensive it will be to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and the less chance we have of keeping the world’s warming below a safe threshold. The Supreme Court decision only highlights Congress’s inaction on the issue of climate change, as well as the immediate and pressing need for action… A damaged climate has a negative effect on not just Southern California, but the entire world…

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels?
US Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government... 
Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy. 
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in Horbury 
BBC News 
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…
To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others
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.
How to use a Fire Extinguisher
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…
Cdc Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ... 
CO EXperts
Johnson County Kansas - Continuing Education – – Video Link

A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against accute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - 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 - 

Who is responsible for the air you breathe? 
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to:  CO alarm standards  
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is: 
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours 
Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 

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

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

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

National Conference of State Legislatures 
Carbon Monoxide Detectors State Statutes 

Twenty-Nine U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2014
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida |
Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | MassachusettsMichigan |
Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | 
Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for. 
Fieldpiece Instruments 
The Energy Conservatory 
IntelliTec Colleges 

Source: CO Gas

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