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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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Authorities: Restaurant workers sickened by carbon monoxide
Shoreline Media Group
(AP) — Authorities say several employees at a suburban Detroit restaurant were taken to a hospital because of carbon monoxide poisoning… Authorities say at least six employees were treated. The fire department says the restaurant had lost power earlier in the day and, after power was restored, ventilation equipment didn’t come back on properly. The employees are expected to be OK…
Fire Dept called to Southfield apartment complex 4 times for carbon monoxide
Fox 2 Detroit
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) – It was just a few weeks ago FOX 2 reported about two Mormon missionaries who saved the lives of everyone in their apartment complex after their carbon monoxide detector went off… The building manager said every hot water heater would be inspected to make sure this never happened again. But there continues to be issues that send people to the hospital… This scare marks the fourth carbon monoxide leak at the complex and the tenants here are losing their trust…
Home’s CO level 3 times higher than safe
Spencer Daily Reporter
The resident at the home had reported that their carbon monoxide detector was going off. Once on scene the firefighters discovered the CO level was three times higher than safe levels…
Smoke from Soberanes fire blamed for illnesses
KSBW The Central Coast
“There’s carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide. There are toxins that are small that we don’t even see that affect our breathing,”… those most affected by the smoke are the old, the young and pregnant women. However, he advises everyone to take precautions… Doctors advise people to stay indoors if they smell smoke, to avoid exercising outside and to wear a mask if they must be outdoors…
Cinema staff taken to hospital over carbon monoxide poisoning fears
THREE members of staff at a cinema were taken to hospital to receive checks for carbon monoxide poisoning… A gas engineer later attended and confirmed there was no carbon monoxide present… “We take health and safety extremely seriously and all of our boilers are regularly serviced by external contractors. Engineers have confirmed that there is no health risk… “However, as a precautionary measure, we are regularly monitoring the situation…
Rural fire departments could use the help of safety conscious citizens
Trailer explosion causes $100000 in damage
Kawartha Media Group
“Most people don’t think about it, but they really should have propane detectors in their trailers along with CO [carbon monoxide] and smoke detectors…
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.GET BUSY
CO and Air Quality News Links
Tire fires pose hazards to air, land and water
Air pollution from acrid, black smoke resulting from the burning tires that can put volatile organic compounds and other chemicals like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide into the air, at the same time sucking oxygen out of it… An “oily discharge” created from melting tires that can seep into nearby creeks, streams and groundwater…
Seven Ways Climate Change Affects Our Health
Air pollution is made up a variety of things, including ground-level ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide, and…
Heat Emergency in Boston; Air Quality Alerts Issued
Air quality alerts have been issued for parts of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire… The elderly, young children and those with chronic medical conditions, especially respiratory conditions, are more susceptible to the effects of heat… Check in on the elderly and family or neighbors who may be at risk of heat exhaustion or heatstroke as temperatures climb…
U.S. Cities That Have the Most to Gain by Tackling Air Pollution
Researchers at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University found that reducing two types of air pollution — ozone and particulate matter — to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s current standards would not only keep people alive, but also avoid the risk of 21,400 serious health conditions…
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 August 12, 2016 – posts updated frequently is available for viewing at this website