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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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CPS faces more lawsuits after CO leak that sickened 71 kids
Two more families have sued Chicago Public Schools and the Board of Education after a carbon monoxide leak last fall at a Northwest Side school sent dozens of students to hospitals, bringing the number of lawsuits to eight…
OSHA Fines Waupaca Foundry
WAUPACA, WI (WTAQ) - Two serious and two repeat safety violations has been issued by OSHA against the company… According to the agency's investigation, the company overexposed its employees to noise, silica dust and carbon monoxide. If breathed, silica dust and carbon monoxide can lead to a variety of health problems, according to OSHA. In addition, OSHA says Waupaca Foundry failed to implement a formaldehyde training program and engineering and administrative controls to reduce exposure to hazards…
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.
Solar cell 'game changer' mimics the work of plants
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2016 - Conventional solar cells convert sunlight into electricity that must be stored in heavy batteries. The new device is an “artificial leaf” that essentially does the work that plants do… While plants produce fuel in the form of sugar, the artificial leaf delivers syngas, or synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide. Syngas can be burned directly, or converted into diesel or other hydrocarbon fuels…
'Utah is willing to let any and all dirty projects go forward': Sierra Club objects to plan for coal-to-liquids plant
Salt Lake Tribune
The plant would use the century-old process Fischer-Tropsch — which Nazi Germany relied on to fuel its war machine — where pulverized coal is put under intense heat and pressure to become a gas from which synthetic liquid fuels can be derived. The multiphase process releases emissions in every step and consumes large amounts of water…
As El Paso utility exits coal, enviros seek more progress
Environment & Energy Publishing
El Paso Electric Co. (EPE), which sits outside Texas' main power market, managed to become both a superhero and a villain in environmental circles in the past year as it moved to shed coal and shift its approach on rooftop solar… Yesterday, the company paused to celebrate its newly minted status as a coal-free electric utility for power generation. EPE appears to be unique in this status among integrated utilities in Texas and New Mexico after recently selling a stake in the Four Corners station near Farmington, N.M…
Looking back into the future: Are corals able to resist a declining pH?
Because the oceans absorb man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, its pH declines. Effects of this chemical change on tropical coral reefs can be examined in laboratory or short-term field experiments… "It is very difficult to foresee if tropical corals are able to survive global climate change. These organisms are very sensitive to a rise in water temperatures, ocean acidification and pollution”
In the Canary Islands, Tiny El Hierro Strives for Energy Independence
El Hierro relies on Gorona del Viento, a two-year-old hybrid power station built on the southeastern part of the island, which generates energy using both wind and water. Five 213-feet tall windmills with blades spanning 115 feet wide stand on a hill near Valverde, the capital. They are capable of supplying a total of 11.5 megawatts of power, more than enough to satisfy the 7-megawatt peaks of demand that this island of almost 11,000 inhabitants can have. The spare energy is used to pump water from a low reservoir to a high one on the grounds of the power station… “This system of water reservoirs functions like a water battery that keeps the electric energy that is being generated by the windmills stored in the form of potential gravitational energy in the upper reservoir,”
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
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