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We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.
Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, bio link)
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?
Did you know that many people do not measure the air they live in?
After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.
Are you in the know?
Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”
There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.
There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.
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New billboard campaign pushing for “Savannah's Law” on city's west side
The move comes after Ben Davis High School senior Savannah Bettis died from carbon monoxide poisoning… Her family launched a petition for “Savannah’s Law.” They said they are doing everything they can to make sure this law becomes a reality… Her mother told 24-Hour News 8 she doesn’t want this tragedy to happen to anyone else…
Central Florida women warn of keyless ignition dangers
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —The daughters of a local woman killed by carbon monoxide are on a national campaign to warn about keyless ignition in cars… The women said their mother accidentally left her car running in her own garage, and died in her own bed when the gases came into the house…
Motel Poisoning Update
Section of inn evacuated amid carbon monoxide concern
WARREN — A block of rooms at a local inn were evacuated on July 25 after firefighters responding to a medical emergency detected a high level of carbon monoxide... The couple were reportedly responsive and stable when they were transported to the hospital. McAdams said Detroit Receiving Hospital was selected because of its ability to treat patients suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning with hyperbaric oxygen therapy…
Fundraiser planned for granddaughter, grandpa killed in New Castle house fire
Brayden Dale lost both his dad and daughter that day… Darla Dale, Michael’s wife and Jenna’s grandma, came home from work to find the house on fire… “I ran into the house and it was so smokey and I hollered for them and they didn’t answer so I thought maybe they got out,” she said…
Two adults, three kids suffer carbon monoxide exposure in Rockville
Two adults and three children suffered exposure to carbon monoxide after a car inside a townhouse garage was left running…
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.
Lightning, appliances start Toms River fires
Asbury Park Press
TOMS RIVER - Lightning strikes and electrical malfunctions kept township firefighters busy, sparking calls to three structure fires in less than 18 hours… The inspectors advised residents to keep working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and to change batteries in them at least once a year, as well as to make a plan for escaping a fire and practicing it with their families…
Elizabethtown Fire Department implementing new risk reduction program
Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
“You’ve heard the saying ‘if it’s predictable, it’s preventable’,” said Fire Chief Nick West. “We can predict the potential for fires, so now we’re looking at ways to prevent them.” Department staff will be installing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, visiting schools, and educating the general public about how, for instance, to properly use a fire extinguisher or creating an awareness of how fires are started…
Newborn heart defects linked to environmental factors
A congenital heart defect is a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth. Symptoms can vary from none to life-threatening and can be manifest as rapid breathing, bluish skin, poor weight gain, and feeling tired. The associated complications include heart defects and can lead to heart failure… Some cases of the congenital diseases are genetic; however, as the new research points out, many are related to environmental circumstances…
Air quality test show toxic conditions near algae blooms, residents worry about unknown health risks
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -- Algae blooms have created toxic conditions in some parts of the St. Lucie River, and test results show they are also contributing to toxic conditions in the air… Martin County Health Officials urge people to continue to stay away from the blue-green algae blooms, and to try to be upwind from the blooms…
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 July 27, 2016 – posts updated frequently can be seen here www.cogashub.com