Carbon Monoxide News July 14, 2018, posts updated frequently
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Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?
Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.
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.
The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm
Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…
Bob Dwyer Carbon Monoxide Safety Association
COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.
World Wide Reports – Pollution and Health Effects Carbon Monoxide News Links –
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Man, dog found dead after apparent kitchen fire in Gresham home: officials
The fire apparently started when he fell asleep while food was cooking in the kitchen, Langford said. It burned itself out at some point before his body was discovered. – The fire generated “heavy smoke and carbon monoxide” inside the home, according to the fire department. – The relative had gone to the house to check on Owens and found him dead near the dog, Langford said. Preliminary investigation indicated he may have woken up at some point and tried to get the dog out of the home, but was unable to make it out….
Carbon monoxide problem leads to evacuation of restaurant
A mechanical problem caused carbon monoxide levels to spike at the Hob Nob restaurant in Somers Thursday night, leaving about a dozen people feeling ill. – The Somers Fire Department was called to the restaurant, 277 Sheridan Road, after 9 p.m. Thursday for a report of high carbon monoxide levels, said Somers Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson. When the fire department arrived, responders found 12 people — a mix of restaurant staff and customers — complaining they were feeling ill. – “We found the carbon monoxide levels at 600 parts per million, which is very high,” Wilkinson said. (More)
Lawsuit: ADT failed to alert authorities before fire killed Topeka woman
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Elizabeth Frost, 36, was found shortly after 3 a.m. Aug. 15, 2016, lying on the floor of her home at 3420 S.E. Indiana. She later died at a local hospital. A wrongful death lawsuit filed this week in federal court on behalf of Frost’s child, identified as M.F., places blame on ADT for not alerting authorities when it received two warnings at the house more than an hour before the fire was discovered. (More)
Safety Education – Poster Contest Listing U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
We challenged middle school students to create posters warning people about the dangers of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO). Did students ever step up to the challenge! We received 700 poster entries – a record number! Watch the video of the winning posters.
Please Note: “Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go.” Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety Scroll Down For More of Today’s CO & Air Quality News Links Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin Video – Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration – How it Happens Training Video
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…
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips National Fire Protection Association … If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….
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
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 (1933-2017)
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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: Carbon Monoxide Survivor
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 “Love Song To The Earth” – Official Lyric Video
CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links World Air Quality Index – Live Link
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service issued a warning about the dangers of barbecues
A crew from Wokingham Road were sent to Lower Meadow Road, off Blagdon Road, at around 1am following reports of a flat fire. – Residents had not fully extinguished the barbecue and it led to the windowsill being melted by the smoke, which started to enter the property. – Watch manager Robin Jordan said: “The smoke can cause damage if the fire is not put out properly and this can be dangerous with all of the chemicals in the plastic materials. (Read More)
Carbon monoxide warning issued by Public Health Agency
While carbon monoxide is often association with domestic sources of energy, such as a faulty gas cooker or petrol generators, it can take effect in outdoor activities. – Hilary added: “Carbon monoxide has also been linked to deaths where people have brought gas and charcoal barbecues into tents and other small enclosed spaces, sometimes in an attempt to keep warm.” – If you suspect that you have been exposed to carbon monoxide, you should immediately get some fresh air and seek medical attention. (Read More)
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 …
Carbon Monoxide Safety – El Paso County, Colorado, Public Service Announcement 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 acute 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
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Website Launched Aimed at Saving Lives 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
Carbon Monoxide Canary – music link
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
George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)
These following links may be of some use to you:
– The World Clock – Time Zones – Google Maps –
– Earthquake Map – Which volcanoes are erupting now? – Volcano Discovery – Alcoa Eagle Nest Camera
– National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – World population counter
– Animal cameras – variety of locations – American Red Cross – Heart Rescue using an (AED)
– Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution
– 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. ___
U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.
CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.
Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.
CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.
CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. – Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. – Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 Ontario Regulation 194/14 ___
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.
The Energy Conservatory
Masimo – see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
TPI – Test Products International