Carbon Monoxide News May 21, 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.

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965, bio link)

“Stir it up” Bob Marley – music 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.

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
Fumes Kills Family
The Bahama Journal
“We want to tell people if you are going to connect a generator get a professional involved and do not attach it inside the home,” he said. “Generators can be very dangerous particularly if you don’t know what you are doing and we are warning people not to use it inside of an enclosed building,” the assistant commissioner said…

9 Investigates carbon monoxide levels at elementary school
WSOC Charlotte
A frustrated father turned to Eyewitness News after his doctor diagnosed his 8-year-old daughter’s chronic headaches as a result of daily exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning at J.V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius… Last week, J.V. Washam Elementary School was evacuated for a carbon monoxide leak in the cafeteria… Channel 9 had uncovered a similar problem last year and parents are questioning whether it was ever fixed…

Pain
Man’s Tragic Mistake Left His Wife And 2 Dogs Dead In Their Home
Huffington Post
While Jennifer slept, carbon monoxide fumes filled the house. When Pete hadn’t heard from his wife by that afternoon, he grew concerned…

Barrie fire service receives 100 carbon monoxide detectors
The Barrie Examiner
The Insurance Bureau of Canada presented 100 carbon monoxide detectors to the Barrie Fire & Emergency Service on Friday… The donation is part of an awareness campaign regarding the dozens of deaths each year in Canada attributed to the deadly gas… In 2013, the province passed Bill 77- The Hawkins Gignac Act making CO detectors mandatory in all homes heated by fossil fuels, or have an attached garage… The legislation was named in honour of Richard and Laurie Hawkins and their two children who died as a result of CO poisoning in 2008…

Government says be emergency ready at cabins and campgrounds this weekend
Clarenville Packet
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are not just for the home… According to the release settings like cabins and campgrounds can create unique fire and safety risks of which the public may not be aware…

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms Landlords are you covered?
fire risk assessment
As a landord you have numerous long lists of things that you need to do to stay compliant- how high on your to do lists is keeping your tenants safe from Carbon Monoxide? Are you aware that if you ignore this issue then you could land yourself with a fine, imprisonment or as a worst case the death of your tenants on your conscience…

Safe Boating Week approaches
The Daily Post-Athenian
Among the causes of death in boat accidents include trauma, cardiac arrest, hypothermia and carbon monoxide, but drowning was by far the biggest cause of death. Out of the 428 drowning deaths in 2015 across the country, 63 victims were wearing their life vests and 352 were not, with 13 cases in which it is not known if a life jacket was used…

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.
nih.gov
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 
VISUAL DISPLAY:
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 
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. 

GET BUSY

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

Portable generator causes porch fire in Northfield
The Laconia Daily Sun
NORTHFIELD — A portable generator is being blamed for starting a fire in an enclosed porch this afternoon. Firefighters got the flames under control quickly and no one was hurt…

Firefighters to carry out safety visits following fatal flats blaze
Maldon and Burnham Standard
The fire service’s community safety team will identify risks in each property, help to create escape plans and offer carbon monoxide detection and smoke alarm advice… Neil Fenwick, head of community safety, said: “People are clearly shaken following this tragic fire and it is essential we reassure residents…

Red Cross gives safety tips after storms
WBRZ
When using a portable generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a portable generator to a home’s electrical system… Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning device inside a home, garage or partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors…

Health Matters: Correct breathing
Chronicle
Carbon monoxide is a useful indicator of exposure to pollution. It is possible to measure the gas in air and in blood where it binds with haemoglobin [hemoglobin] to …

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
VideoNex
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
DailyMotion
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 


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: 
 Google Maps  
 Earthquake Map 

– Which volcanoes are erupting now? – Volcano Discovery  

– 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 

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Source: CO Gas

The article Carbon Monoxide News May 21, 2016 – posts updated frequently can be read at http://www.cogashub.com

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