Carbon Monoxide News May 25, 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.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” 

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, bio link)

“Ain’t No Woman Like The One I Got” Four Top’s – 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
Carbon monoxide, smoke problems close Cicero Town Hall
CICERO, N.Y. — Cicero Town Hall has closed for the day as workers labor to fix smoke and carbon monoxide problems…

On trial: Mosquito-killing machine accused of killing Gardens mom
… in a multi-million lawsuit told a federal jury on Tuesday: She was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes when a Mosquito Magnet she powered up for that night’s festivities malfunctioned…

Pollution Impacts Fetal Development Similar To Smoking
Stillbirth risk increased by exposure to air pollution caused by car and industrial emissions, warn …
Air pollution may raise the risk of stillbirth, say researchers who have called for tougher controls of car and industrial emissions… Pollutants involved include particulates, sulphur dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide, a report in Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal said…

How smoking hits babies
New Zealand Herald
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of many serious problems, including miscarriage, premature birth, premature placenta separation, low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrome… Dr Ho’s programme allows the user to adjust the images to simulate the effects of smoking on levels of carbon monoxide and fetal movement. The current version is based on computer-designed human models, but the plan is to…

Another Killer On The Loose
Man died from drug toxicity, medical examiner reports
Firefighters initially thought Susan Hadley, 65, Christie Schlund, 63, and Jefferey Vaughn, 43, had suffered carbon monoxide poisoning… The fire department later reported the house tested negative for carbon monoxide…

Driving Trough Tunnels; how much carbon monoxide are you breathing?
The life-saving secret inside the Deck Park Tunnel
The hidden hazard is carbon monoxide… “When carbon monoxide is high, we blow fresh air into the tunnel and then the carbon monoxide goes out the ends,” Cook said. “During a fire, we turn the blades into exhaust and turn them into high speed and it clears the tunnel really quick.”

Council approves carbon monoxide alarm requirement
Chambersburg Public Opinion
CHAMBERSBURG – All homes in Chambersburg must now have carbon monoxide alarms as a result of revisions to the borough’s property maintenance code approved by borough council Monday night… That won’t mean that borough inspectors will go door-to-door to make sure all residents have the devices installed, however… The carbon monoxide alarms were added to the maintenance code…

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

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 

Carbon monoxide high above 5 cities
The Asian Age
It is not just the air around us that is polluted with carbon monoxide (CO), but even the upper layers of the troposphere, the first layer of atmosphere that extends up to 16 km from surface of the Earth, is polluted by carbon monoxide… A study conducted by five researchers from Physical Research Laboratory…

Canal boaters in the county are the target of fire safety work by Northants firefighters
Northampton Herald and Post
In the last 20 years, 30 boaters have been killed in boat fires and 30 lost their lives to the ‘silent killer’ carbon monoxide – according to national figures…

Air quality alert issued in NJ as summer-like heat moves in
A big warmup is finally on the way, with temperatures expected to rise into the mid- to upper 80s across New Jersey on Wednesday… But along with the summer-like heat, the Garden State will be hit with unhealthy air, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection… The agency has issued a “code orange” air quality alert for all 21 counties, effective from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday…

Air Quality Alert for most of WNY
BUFFALO, NY– An Air Quality Alert has been issued for most of Western New York from 11am to 11pm on Wednesday… Air quality levels outside are predicted to be greater than the air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ozone…

Special air quality statement issued for Windsor-Essex
People with breathing problems should be aware of air quality today, Environment Canada warns… The index is expected to reach a high-risk reading of seven today in the Windsor region, according to Environment Canada. Children and seniors are advised to take it easy and people should reduce how much activity they take part in…

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 – …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 – 

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 

Source: CO Gas

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