Carbon Monoxide News August 18, 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.

“The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.” 

Bill Watterson (1958, bio link)

“Get On Up” The Esquires – 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
Downtown Dallas high-rise evacuated after carbon monoxide leak
FOX 4 News
Dallas Fire Rescue says a boiler malfunction in the basement caused the leak at the complex in the 500 block of North Akard Street that forced residents to evacuate…

Glenmont Price Chopper evacuated due to dangerous carbon monoxide levels
Spotlight News
The Price Chopper on Route 9W in Glenmont was evacuated Wednesday morning (Aug. 17) after a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm registered dangerous levels at the back of the store. The Selkirk Fire Department responded and found the cause to be a blocked stove pipe in the bakery, which caused dangerous CO levels–particularly, according to Asst. Fire Chief Joe Michaniw, in the walk-in coolers used by employees…

Flood clean-up safety tips: Don’t end up at the emergency room
NOLA.com
Thousands of people are beginning to clean up their flood-ravaged homes… Every home should have at least one working carbon monoxide detector that runs on batteries…

Princess Anne family death prompts MD to adopt new service regulations
Delaware 105.9
More than a year after a Somerset County, Maryland family of eight was fatally poisoned by carbon monoxide from a portable generator they used to heat their home, the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved new regulations for addressing service turnoffs that occur for reasons other than non- payment…

Firefighters called out after smoke from a holiday cottage
The Westmorland Gazette
Crew manager Collinson from Kendal fire station said: “The fact that they had a carbon monoxide detector gave them a warning about the boiler and shows how good it is to have the detector.”

Implement ban on manual scavenging
Deccan Herald
There are about a million Dalits from the lowest strata of society who are still employed in the hazardous job of de-clogging or cleaning the sewers, mostly without even the basic safety equipment. Wearing protective masks should be a must while entering manholes harbouring a deadly cocktail of methane, hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide gases which can cause death without any warning, but that is rarely provided. The workers are probably not even aware of the grave risks they are subjected to…

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


Air pollutants from Pa. oil and gas sites continue to rise
StateImpact Pennsylvania
Air pollutants from Pennsylvania’s natural gas production sites increased from 2013 to 2014, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Environmental Protection… Sulfur dioxide emissions saw the greatest jump, increasing 40 percent over 2013 levels. Sulfur dioxide contributes to acid rain, and causes respiratory problems including asthma. Other air pollutants that contribute to public health impacts also…

High ozone levels reduce air quality
KOLO
Reno, NEV (KOLO) The Washoe County Health Department says we have two seasons of bad air quality: in the winter when an inversion layer traps wood burning smoke and car exhaust, and two: in the summer, when sunlight creates a chemical reaction with nitrogen oxides and organic compounds…

Air Quality warning issued for Colorado Springs, elsewhere on Front Range
Colorado Springs Gazette
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Regional Air Quality Council issued an alert Wednesday for high ground-level ozone concentrations… Ozone occasionally accumulates at high concentrations near the ground during the summertime, when pollution from vehicle exhaust, paints, cleaning fluids and other chemicals react with sunshine… While ozone can be harmful to anyone, sensitive populations, including the very young and very old and people with lung diseases like asthma, are most at risk…

Amsterdam air pollution equal to smoking 6 cigarettes per day: environmental group
NL Times
The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes…

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 

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