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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.”
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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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
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
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
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
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…
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
Air pollutants from Pa. oil and gas sites continue to rise
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
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
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…
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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