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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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Learn a lesson from this campus fire
How many of us will be sending loved ones off to college campuses soon? In the excitement of the new school year, new roommates, new classes and other issues, it is easy to overlook some simple fire safety. For many of these young adults, it will be their first time away from home for an extended period… Test the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors…
Quitting smoking reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer
Lexington Herald Leader
Carbon monoxide contained in tobacco smoke also limits the amount of oxygen in your blood stream. This results in the heart pumping harder… There are more than 7,000 chemicals contained in tobacco smoke, and more than 60 of those chemicals can cause cancer… Smoking can cause cancer of the throat and mouth, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, voice box (larynx), trachea, bronchus, kidney and renal pelvis, urinary bladder and cervix, and causes acute myeloid leukemia. We have the ability to eliminate 50 percent of all cancer deaths now…
Maryland Public Safety Commission approves new service termination requirements
Daily Energy Insider
“As electric consumption technology changes, the utility companies are better able to detect unauthorized use, thus causing enforcement action,” State Sen. James Mathias, Jr., (Somerset County) said. “However, innocent residents can be affected through immediate service termination. The tragic loss of the Todd family in my district caused me to work effectively with the Public Service Commission and other stakeholders to improve our policy, and likely save innocent lives in the future. I am most gratified for this team effort.”
Dangers of Smoke
When we talk about the dangers of smoke inhalation, two main toxins must be discussed: carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN)… It’s a fact that smoke inhalation, and not fire, is responsible for the most deaths in a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), smoke is the killer in 60 to 80 percent of all fire deaths. When a fire is developing inside a structure, it will consume most of the oxygen that is available inside…
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.
CO and Air Quality News Links
Study finds slightly tighter air quality regulations could save lives in Detroit and elsewhere
A new study finds reducing air pollution by just a little more would save about 9,000 lives each year in the United States… Detroit is one of the cities the study finds could benefit the most from slightly tighter air pollution regulations…
Boulder Valley to collect more student health data for air quality initiative
Boulder Daily Camera
… research shows a connection between indoor air quality and both health and student performance — and health, achievement and air quality data from Boulder Valley's initiative will continue that research…
Family Allergies? Your Home Might Be the Culprit
KRIS Corpus Christi News
Some of the common pollutants that hang inside your house include lead dust, formaldehyde and other chemicals from cleaners, fire retardants and more. All of these are harmful if inhaled in large enough doses… While chemicals are scary, heavy dust settling on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system alone can set off asthma and allergy symptoms. Dust build-ups in HVAC systems make it harder for clean air to circulate, hindering the effective heating or cooling of your home…
New York Today: Return of the Rats
New York Times
In the unwelcome-news category: City rats are out in droves… It’s a seasonal thing, according to the urban rodentologist Robert M. Corrigan. People see the most rats in August. The Health Department recently began placing dry ice in several parks and “rat reservoir” sites. The dry ice melts into carbon dioxide, asphyxiating the rats...
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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