Carbon Monoxide News August 28, 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.

“Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.” Carl Sandburg (1978-1967, bio link)

“Let’s Live For Today” Grass Roots – 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 Alarm Activation
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
On arrival the crew confirmed that this was actually a carbon monoxide detector activating and requested the attendance of another fire engine…

Update
Tamworth grandad was unable to escape fire, inquest hears
Tamworth Herald
A “CARING, genuine and hardworking” Tamworth grandfather died of carbon monoxide poisoning as he tried to escape a smouldering fire in his home …

The following segment is often reprinted on this site. 

Please Respect Fire Fighters

Replay: Fire Hazards in the Wild (and not so wild) 
Forest and wild land fire fighters and support staff often get poisoned as they work.  These fire fighters work in deteriorated air quality without the aid of breathing apparatus that your local fire departments would not nor are they allowed to work in. The respiratory and cardiac health of these courageous people are jeopardized with the inhalation of the smoke and toxic gases produced by the various stages of combustion that are occurring. They often work in atmospheres of carbon monoxide above the evacuation levels used by fire departments for citizen evacuation of buildings and their COHb levels can only go up as oxygen displacement and poisoning begins. 

See Public Health Issues Associated With Wildfires 

by Lisa A. Klatka, DO, MS
 
They know about forest fires in Montana, unfortunately. Traditionally, breathing smoke on the fire line has been considered all in a day’s work for wild land firefighters. Smoke is one of the many occupational risks that comes with the job, along with falling snags, breaking a leg, or worse, getting burned over. Researchers are just beginning to learn more about the serious health problems that can result from inhaling wildfire smoke.” (Robin Bible, Tennessee Division of Forestry, “Breathing” ) “Through the detailed chemical characterizations of smoke, we find literally hundreds of compounds, many of these in very, very low concentrations,” says Darold Ward of the Forest Service’s Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana.

When forest fuels burn, they discharge hundreds, if not thousands, of chemical compounds into the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, total suspended particulates, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and water vapor. “Breathing high smoke concentrations does expose those persons to toxic compounds contained in the smoke,” says Shannon Therriault, air quality specialist with the Missoula City-County Health Department.

One of the greatest hazards in smoke  lies in the particulate matter, a general term for that mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in air. Particulate from smoke tends to be very small, and as a result, is more of a health concern than the coarser particles,” Therriault said. “For example, the diameter of the average human hair is about 30 times bigger. These particles can build up in your respiratory system, causing a number of health problems, including burning eyes, runny noses, cough, headache and irritated sinuses. Long-term exposure, such as on the order of what firefighters experience, can impair lung function and possibly lead to cardiopulmonary disease and lung cancer.”

Studies have found that fine particulate matter,  alone or with other pollutants, is linked to a number of significant respiratory and cardiovascular-related diseases. In addition, airborne particles are respiratory irritants and laboratory studies show that high concentrations of particulate matter cause persistent cough, phlegm, wheezing and physical discomfort in breathing. Particulate matter also can alter the body’s immune system and affect removal of foreign materials like pollen and bacteria from the lungs.

Carbon monoxide,  a colorless, odorless gas, is produced as a byproduct of incomplete combustion. Firefighters are exposed to large amounts of the gas in the smoldering stages of the fire, usually during the final mop-up stage. Carbon monoxide enters the bloodstream through the lungs and reduces oxygen delivery to the body’s organs and tissues.

Also See International Association of Wildland Fire  
Unfortunately we throw people into harm’s way to put out wildfires.  Fortunately we know that technology and portable safety systems exist to monitor the health and protect the air breathed in by these courageous people. The fire fighter should have a base COHb% test registered before their season or before their entry into the fire battle zone. They should be tested again when they finish their shift or whenever the symptoms begin to appear or be acknowledged by the fighter.

Breathing apparatus and monitoring COHb levels makes the most sense for protection even in the mop up areas where the smoldering embers may be the biggest threats.  

No one should have to breathe in those gases as part of their job to save public or private lands despite the tradition of the fire fighting system. Bob Dwyer CSME. Carbon Monoxide Safety

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


Authorities: Chlorine Leak in W.Va. Under Control
ABC News
A chlorine leak in West Virginia that caused evacuations and sent at least two people to hospitals is under control, authorities said Saturday… The leak was detected Saturday morning when emergency authorities said a chemical cloud from the Axiall Corp. plant was heading south…

Can sugarcane save Ethiopia’s dwindling forests?
Baltimore Post-Examiner
Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a rich and varied nature and wildlife… However, the population growth and the need for arable land, wood and charcoal are all threats to the forests and the wildlife. In 50 years time the Ethiopian population has increased from 25 million to 100 million, while the forested area has decreased from over 40 percent to less than 3 percent of the country… And Ethiopia is certainly not alone in this…

Air quality expected to improve on Sunday: NEA
Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE: Air quality in Singapore is expected to improve on Sunday, the National Environment Agency said on Saturday (Aug 27)… The health impact of haze is dependent on one’s health status, the PSI level, and the length and intensity of outdoor activity, NEA said, adding that reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion can help limit the ill effects from haze exposure… “Given the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours, everyone can continue with normal activities. Persons who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, should seek medical attention,” NEA said…

Poisonous fumes: Pollution continues to take toll on citizens’ health
The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: Around 110,000 premature deaths in Pakistan are the result of exposure to air pollution. The country ranks third in the world for most premature deaths…

Tampa looks at wellness district
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Cities across America are trying to add amenities to attract millennials, but in Tampa, Florida, a move is underway to develop an entire district that will focus on wellness…

Ditch the car: how to visit America’s national parks without the congestion
The Guardian
One less car in the crowded, summer-packed Yosemite Valley that day made an imperceptible difference to the park’s clogged roads and parking lots. But once I was inside the park, the free park shuttles and my own two feet took me everywhere I wanted to go. I experienced zero road rage and could have wept over Half Dome to my heart’s content without worrying about swerving off the road…

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this carbon accountant says
Science Magazine
The results showed that nearly two-thirds of the major industrial greenhouse gas emissions (from fossil fuel use, methane leaks, and cement manufacture) originated in just 90 companies around the world, which either emitted the carbon themselves or supplied carbon ultimately released by consumers and industry. As Heede told The Guardian newspaper, you could take all the decision-makers and CEOs of these companies and fit them on a couple Greyhound buses… The study provoked controversy when it was published in 2013, with some complaining that it unfairly held the fossil fuel industry responsible for the lifestyle choices made by billions of consumers…

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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Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 28, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 28, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide News August 27, 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 only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.” E. B. White (1899-1985, bio link)

“Change” Christina Aguilera – 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
Two Hospitalized In Carbon Monoxide Leak At Carlstadt Coca-Cola Plant
Rutherford Daily Voice
CARLSTADT, N.J. — Two employees were hospitalized and four refused treatment after a carbon monoxide incident Friday night at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Carlstadt, authorities told Daily Voice…

Gas forces evacuation of Andover hotel
Eagle-Tribune
A carbon monoxide alarm brought firefighters to the 131 River Road hotel at 12:26 p.m., according to fire Chief Michael Mansfield. Firefighters monitored carbon monoxide levels in the building and found they exceeded 100 parts per million in the laundry room…

One worker dies, eight others injured as gas leaks from Narsing Ispat at Kandra
Avenue Mail
But suddenly all those who were there collapsed and fell on the platform. One of them who, was standing at a little distance away screamed attracting the attention of others who were busy in their duty below on the ground…

In Khust district, a girl was poisoned by carbon monoxide (PHOTOS)
UZHGOROD.in
At the fire, the daughter of the homeowner got carbon monoxide poisoning. The 19-year-old girl was delivered by an ambulance to Khust Central District Hospital. After providing medical care, the condition of the girl improved, and in the evening the doctors let her go home…

Update
Edenton officer saves 13 people after potentially deadly gas leak
WAVY-TV
The employees seemed disoriented, confused and some were unable to stand, according to Lassiter. Fire Chief Craig Forlines says those inside Nixon Catering were experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning… “People slowly become disoriented, slowly become in an oxygen-deprived state and make bad decisions,” said Forlines…

Fire Trucks Help Teach Safety in Little Rock
KARK
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fire trucks in the parking lot became mobile classrooms for some lucky schoolchildren on the city’s west side this morning… The kindergarten class at Don Roberts Elementary School learned important safety lessons thanks to two fire trucks, one of them the regular red and the other a bright blue…

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

Generator Safety Tips to Get You Through a Storm
ConsumerReports.org
For all the positives of owning a generator, misuse can be deadly. Carbon monoxide deaths, or near deaths, and burns happen too often during power outages and storms. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (U.S) estimates that almost 1,700 people went to emergency rooms with injuries related to generator use last year, and about 50 people die per year. Here are key generator safety tips to get you through a storm…

Building evacuated after battery explodes
KOKH FOX25
According to a spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Fire Department, a 26″ x 1.4″ battery at Baker Hughes did not explode, but overheated and off-gassed Sulphur Dioxide. These large, lithium batteries reportedly have tubes inside that can crack or explode when the battery overheats…

New Study: Pollution Causes 189 Excess Deaths Per Year
Indiana Public Media
A new report from the American Thoracic Society estimates 189 deaths per year occurred in Indiana because of air pollution from 2011 through 2013… Indianapolis saw the highest incidence of excess mortality, with 86 excess deaths, even though it doesn’t have the poorest relative air quality in the state…

Arsenic in the air warning in Richmond
Radio New Zealand
The council said arsenic in the air in the small town south of Nelson was linked to burning treated timber… Environment and planning manager Dennis Bush-King said analysis by GNS Science showed levels of the toxin exceeding national air quality guidelines… GNS Science identified sources as a seasonal increase from the burning of treated wood in domestic fires, and occasional higher concentrations possibly linked to an industrial source in the area…

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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Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 27, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 27, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide News August 26, 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 evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” Albert Camus (1913-1960, bio link)

“Doctor My Eyes” Jackson Browne – 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 probe closes Fort Collins Sprouts
The Coloradoan
Sprouts Farmers Market in south Fort Collins is temporarily closed Thursday while firefighters investigate a carbon monoxide issue…

Fire crews partially evacuate Silver Spring apt. over high levels of carbon monoxide
WTOP
When crews arrived, special carbon monoxide detectors alerted them to potentially unsafe levels of the gas… EMS traced the source of the gas to several gas-powered power washers that were being operated in the garage below the apartment building…

Oxygen Deprivation is Long Term Smoking Killer Claims Brisbane Hypnotherapist
Digital Journal
We all know when people smoke, the combustion of the tobacco produces Carbon Monoxide. When you inhale, it blocks the red blood cells in your lungs from taking on board oxygen. Once attached to a red blood cell, the Carbon Monoxide effectively stops the blood cells from working effectively. Smoking depletes the oxygenation of the blood by up to 30%resulting in one third less oxygen being taken up by the cells than normally required…

Operation 13 Save A Life
KTRK-TV
Fire fatalities are often preventable through education and the use of working smoke alarms, a message that will be one of the focal points of ABC-13’s Operation 13 Save A Life campaign… Additionally, the campaign will focus on Carbon Monoxide awareness…

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


Liberian’s Health: Generators, Cars Posing Dangers to Residents
Front Page Africa
A key pillar of Liberia’s fulfillment to its commitment is the completion of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant, which is expected to done this December. This means that Liberia would have invested in renewable energy that is clean energy, saying goodbye to large quantities of diesel and gasoline that are currently fueling mega generators that provide electricity to Monrovia and its environs…

Singapore’s Air Quality Plummets as Haze Returns
Wall Street Journal
SINGAPORE— Air pollution in Singapore reached very unhealthy levels Friday as haze engulfed most parts of the city, an indication that renewed cross-border efforts to combat forest fires in Indonesia are showing scant signs of success… The hazy conditions—an annual irritant for residents of Indonesia’s northern neighbors—have tested relations between Singapore and Indonesia and prompted lawmakers in both countries to take measures to combat a problem that in recent years has caused billions of dollars in damage…

Air quality warning called, new website unveiled
The Courier-Journal
Authorities are forecasting poor air quality on Friday for Louisville and Southern Indiana… Lung-irritating ozone could be in the range where it’s unhealthy for sensitive groups, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District predicted. That includes seniors, children and people with breathing ailments such as asthma and COPD…

Experts caution people over poor air quality during monsoon
The Weekend Leader
Noting that outdoor and indoor air are two sides of the same coin, Kannan, who is also India’s head for Blueair, said the report demonstrated the need for a host of different measures, policy changes and awareness campaigns to drive substantial and sustained improvements in air quality… More than 5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely every year due to air pollution, and India as well as China together account for 55 per cent of these deaths…

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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Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 26, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 26, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Senior Day at Church Proves To Be a Fun Occasion

The Girard United Methodist Church, 401 W. Center St., hosted a Senior Day at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church’s Wesley Center.

Senior Day

Jean Ball, Ella Jean Kuhar, Norma Rothe, Cathy Zeitler, Pauline Van Huss, Doris Love, and Ron Zeitler (left to right) sit and talk over a meal at the Senior Day.

About ten senior citizens attended the event, where they have lunch, visit with each other, and play games.

A majority of the attendees were members of the church, but not all of them. The event was open to the entire community.

Norma Rothe, Cathy Zeitler, and Ella Jean Kuhar prepared the food, which consisted of sloppy joes, veggies, chips, and dessert.

Ron and Evelyn Weller started the group meetings about five years ago. The group meets once a month, on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The group runs April through October.

Every meeting opens with prayer led by one of the group members.

Doris Love said that they have a senior citizen’s group of Pleasant Hill residents usually over the age of 55. One section is independent living, and another is dependent living with nurses on staff. They are taking a bus Friday to Kampsville to eat at the Kampsville Inn, which is right on the river. Fish is the main course served there. In the past, they have taken a bus to Litchfield for shopping. The group takes trips twice per month. In the fall, they take a trip to see the leaves that have changed colors at Pere Marquette State Park.

“We senior citizens still like to get together, eat, and play games,” Love said.

“Anything for entertainment usually,” she added.

Jean Ball was originally from St. Louis County before moving to the area. “It’s usually a fun time. We eat and talk and play games,” she said. “This is just a nice bunch of people.”

The group had a drawing for gift certificates to Doc’s Soda Fountain and Magic Beans Coffee House.

Although she’s retired, Ella Jean Kuhar remains active in the community. For senior citizens, it’s important to have an outlet where people meet and talk to each other. “It gets some people out of the house to socialize,” she said.

Source: Senior Day at Church Proves To Be a Fun Occasion Senior Day at Church Proves To Be a Fun Occasion

Carbon Monoxide News August 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.

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” Art Buchwald (1925-2007, bio link)

“Those Were The Days” Mary Hopkins – 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
Update
15 treated following carbon monoxide leak in Chowan County
WAVY-TV
EDENTON, N.C. (WAVY) – Doctors at Duke University Hospital in Durham continue to monitor nine employees of a Chowan County catering business after a carbon monoxide leak Wednesday morning… The chief says a total of 13 people were evacuated… Fire investigators discovered a hot water heater broken at the top, which subsequently discharged carbon monoxide through the air conditioning system…

Investigators: Man, woman were dead for days before being found
KCCI Des Moines
The investigation revealing the home did not have working electricity and a generator that can emit the deadly gas carbon monoxide was being used…

Grill in Garage Causes CO Scare in West Bend
WDJT
Firefighters checked the units on either side of the unit where the alarm sounded. They found elevated levels of carbon monoxide, and located the source of the carbon monoxide… The occupant in an adjoining unit had put their charcoal grill in the garage after grilling. Charcoal was still smoldering in the grill in the closed garage…

Reading Festival campers reminded of fire risks
getreading
Music fans heading to Reading Festival this weekend are being urged to stay safe when it comes to fire hazards… The weekend looks as though it could be a scorcher and part of the fun of camping is the barbecue… However, multiple deaths of campers around the country has prompted a safety warning about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning…

Mitigating fire risks in factories and malls
The Daily Star
Fire is one of the most common hazards in Bangladesh. It causes huge loss of lives and properties every year… The leading cause of death in fire is asphyxiation, by a three-to-one ratio of burns. Fire consumes the oxygen in the air, while increasing the concentration of deadly carbon monoxide and other toxic gases in the atmosphere. Inhaling carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness or death…

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


Hostel Residents Kicked Out Due To Dangerous Conditions
CBS Local
The Denver Fire Department noted numerous serious fire code violations that included impaired or missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, exit signs and emergency egress lighting. The department also noted excessive storage of combustible material in the basement, natural gas leaks, unsafe electrical wiring and…

US DOE invests US$28 million to advance cleaner fossil fuel power
World Coal
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of 14 research and development projects to advance energy systems that will enable cost-competitive, fossil fuel–based power generation with near-zero emissions… The new projects, which span 11 states, will accelerate the scale-up of coal-fired advanced combustion power systems, advance coal gasification processes and improve the cost, reliability and endurance of solid oxide fuel cells…

A surprising simple solution to bad indoor air quality: potted plants
Washington Post
In some ways, indoor air pollution can be worse than that outside. Concentrations of VOCs are typically two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, … According to Niri’s research, common house plants are effective at removing VOCs from the air. In 12 hours, an unassuming bromeliad (a tropical plant with long, swordlike leaves and spiky red flowers) removed at least 80 percent of six different compounds from the air inside a 76-liter container (roughly the size of a sedan’s gas tank). A dracaena, with its long, strap-like leaves, was exceptionally good at gobbling up acetone — it removed 94 percent of the gas from the air. Spider plants were lightning fast — the minute one was placed inside the container, the concentration of VOCs immediately began to go down…

Engine idling targeted in Rossendale air quality plan
AirQualityNews
Rossendale council in Lancashire has unveiled plans to tackle air pollution within two ‘hotspots’ in the borough, after pollution levels were found to be close to exceeding recommended limits…

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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Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 25, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 25, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide Leak Averted Thanks to Family Dog

The Siekert family felt a little bit sick, but didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary. It was the family dog, Abby, who alerted the mother to a carbon monoxide leak.

carbon monoxide leak

Nicole Siekert encouraged others to install carbon monoxide detectors after there was a carbon monoxide leak in her home. (Flickr / Creative Commons / Judy van der Velden)

Nicole Siekert and her two 5 1/2-year-old twin daughters, Bella and Grace, woke up feeling sick one morning, according to Little Things. Her two daughters both felt well enough to go to school, so she didn’t think much of it at first. She had no idea that the home was filling with a toxic gas due to a carbon monoxide leak. She figured it was probably a cold or the flu. Luckily, she did not make the kids stay home from school.

Feeling dizzy, Siekert tried to lay down to get some rest, but her nine-year-old Australian border collie didn’t let her. She kept nudging and pawing her until she finally got up.

The dog led her downstairs where she heard the faint beeping of the carbon monoxide detector in the basement. Abby sat down right next to the carbon monoxide alarm. She had saved her family from the carbon monoxide leak.

It was cold that day in February. The furnace wasn’t working right, so Nicole plugged in a space heater. The source of the carbon monoxide poisoning was the furnace intake that was blocked.

Siekert opened windows and doors after she figured it out and went to sit in her car for warmth. She called the daughters’ school and doctor.

They were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Blood tests showed that Nicole had high carboxyhemoglobin levels, and the daughters had lower levels. The dog showed no signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The company We Energies provides electrical service to areas of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and natural gas and steam energy to areas of Wisconsin. The company heard about the family’s story and decided to reward the dog with a basket full of treats and toys. They awarded Abby with a certificate to recognize her for her heroism.

The family adopted Abby when she was eight months old from a rescue shelter. She was also given a year’s supply of Milk Bone treats and was honored by being included in the list of “Dogs Who Changed the World.”

When they returned home from the hospital, Abby dined on filet mignon rather than her usual dry dog food. She was taken to a dog spa and was sent home with a collar that said “Huggable Hero.”

The Siekerts bought another carbon monoxide detector for the upstairs and replaced their furnace. The incident led Siekert to tout the benefits of having a carbon monoxide detector in the home and to encourage others to install them.

It’s important to have a detector installed on any level of the home with a gas appliance, such as a drier, stove, or water heater. The gas can be difficult to detect, so it is important, especially in the winter months when the home is closed up. The gas can overtake a person in a matter of hours, and prolonged exposure can lead to negative health effects, such as brain damage.

Source: Carbon Monoxide Leak Averted Thanks to Family Dog Carbon Monoxide Leak Averted Thanks to Family Dog

Carbon Monoxide News August 24, 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.

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.” Jim Morrison (1943-1971, bio link)

“Accentuate The Positive” Bing Crosby – 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
Update
Firefighters called to Carbon Monoxide incident in Bushmillls
Causeway Coast Community
Firefighters were called to the Woodland Court area of Bushmills last night following reports of a Carbon Monoxide incident in the area…

Be aware of common household dangers
Shreveport Times
… a simple, yet life-saving check list item as the most common hazard her department discovers — the lack of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors…

Wildfire smoke pushes air quality to unhealthy levels in Spokane
KXLY Spokane
Breathing smoke can make anyone sick. Even someone who is healthy can get sick if there is enough smoke in the air. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, including: Coughing, Trouble breathing normally, Stinging eyes, A scratchy throat, Runny nose, Irritated sinuses, Wheezing and shortness of breath, Chest pain, Headaches, An asthma attack, Tiredness, Fast heartbeat…

Two new Zambonis on the ice at the IRA Civic Center
Herald Review
“It’s about the safety of the skaters.” Aside from being cost effective, there will be an improvement of air quality with the elimination of propane… “It will improve our indoor air quality, eliminate propane and eliminate a risk of carbon monoxide,”

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board supports ban of unflued gas heaters
Marlborough Express
Groups such as the elderly, infants, asthmatics, those with respiratory illnesses and pregnant women were particularly vulnerable… The report said studies of unflued gas heaters showed concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde regularly exceeded health standards indoors…

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 pollution and its link to heart disease
Royal Gazette
Whether one lives in a city where smog forecasts are routine or in a less populated place, tiny pollution particles in the air can still contribute to heart problems… While cardiac prevention has traditionally focused on controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol levels, and smoking and making healthy choices in regard to diet and exercise, accumulating evidence indicates that air pollutants contribute to serious, even fatal damage to the cardiovascular system… Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the western hemisphere…

Huge Chunks Of Antarctica’s Fourth-Largest Ice Shelf, Larsen C, Could Soon Collapse
International Business Times
For Antarctica, this year has not been too good… In May, a study published in the journal Nature reported that regions of the gargantuan Totten Glacier — the most rapidly thinning glacier in East Antarctica — had become “fundamentally unstable.” Then, in June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed that, for the first time in 4 million years, carbon dioxide levels at the South Pole have passed the symbolic “red line” of 400 parts per million…

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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Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 24, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 24, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide News August 23, 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.

“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” 

Tom Wolfe (1931, bio link)

“Love is in the Air” John Paul Young – 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
Repeat carbon monoxide exposure has Henrico County mom ready to move
WRIC
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – The problems began on August 7th when carbon monoxide triggered an alarm at the Northside Richmond apartment… Garrison has been to the hospital four times in a two-week span and still does not know where the carbon monoxide in her apartment is coming from…

How much CO is in your car? Don’t know? Don’t care? Not worried?
Feds investigating popular Ford SUV after gas smell reported inside cabin
Firstcoastnews.com
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is also investigating complaints against the 2011-2015 Explorer… Documents published on the agency’s website about the investigation suggest more than 630,000 cars could be impacted by the investigation…

Timely Visit Spares Blaine Family From CO Poisoning
CBS Local
“I saw four children, two weeks old and up, and sometimes there’s grandparents here. And I noticed looking around that there wasn’t a carbon monoxide alarm,” said Booker… Booker and Jonathan Smith worked to install a CO detector on both levels of the family‘s home. Clearly, it was a life-saving visit because only two days later, 2:30 a.m. on July 8, the sleeping family was jolted awake…

St. Paul Fire Department seeking volunteer translators
Lillie News
The St. Paul Fire Department is looking for volunteers from the community to translate safety materials and lessons into languages read and spoken in the community. The department is looking for help to translate materials into Spanish, Hmong, Somali, and Karen…

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


Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns in US Southeast
Salon
The research isn’t conclusive, but it presents enough evidence to raise concerns about the indirect consequences of global warming, said other scientists who weren’t involved in the study…

China’s drive to clean up its coal power, one plant at a time
New Scientist
China has shut many coal plants over the last decade, and pledged to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from 13 per cent in 2010 to 20 per cent by 2030, when it plans to peak its emissions…

Carbon Emissions from Natural Gas to Exceed Coal’s in 2016
POWER magazine
“Because coal has a higher carbon intensity, even in a year when consumption of coal and natural gas were nearly equal, such as 2005, energy-related CO2 emissions from coal were about 84% higher than those from natural gas.”

Deforestation impacts felt for decades – scientists
Scientific American
The ecological and carbon cost of rainforest destruction goes on accumulating for years after nations halt the conversion of canopy into farmland, scientists have found… This implies that to meet ambitious targets, global strategies to combat climate change – including forest restoration – should have started years ago… Tropical forests soak up vast quantities of carbon dioxide released by industrial combustion of fossil fuels, limiting global warming…

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 

————————————————–
Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 23, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 23, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide News August 22, 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.

“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” Richard Bach (1936, bio link)

“I Can See For Miles” The Who – 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
The Enemy
FLORIDA INDOOR AIR QUALITY
The quality of our indoor air is constantly under attack from a variety of directions. In an effort to educate our customers on how to better protect themselves, we have listed the major enemies in our war on helping your breathe easier… Carbon monoxide… Volatile Organic Compounds… Legionella… Asbestos Fibers… Carbon Dioxide… Ozone… Molds and Other Allergens…

Tornado leaves miles of crop damage in Darke County
MyDaytonDailyNews
Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of death after storms when areas are dealing with power outages… Never use a portable generator inside your home or garage. Review generator safety…

Asthma Brings Additional Breathing Difficulties When Pollution Increases
Weekend Doctor
The Courier
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. In the United States, nearly 1 out of every 10 children has asthma. This condition causes the airway to be very sensitive to a variety of things, leading to increased inflammation. The degree and sensitivity of the airway irritation varies over time…

High Temperatures in Lane County Lead to Smog Warnings
KEZI TV
Breathing in smog can cause a number of health problems including coughing, breathing difficulty, aggravate existing respiratory issues, chest pain, …

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


BC’s climate plan reaches Olympian heights of political cynicism
The Globe and Mail
Politicians know that effective climate policy is not a political winner because these effective policies cause gasoline prices to rise immediately, while the benefits from slowing climate change and sea level rise occur after the politician’s career is over. Only a politician willing to show ethical leadership would take effective action on this difficult global challenge. Politicians who are not leaders but seem to care would gravitate to ineffective policies…

King Coal is dethroned in the US – and that’s good news for the environment
Fairfield Citizen
For the first time ever, natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electricity generation last year and remains that way. Over the past five years, Appalachian coal production has been cut in half and many coal-burning power plants have been retired… This is a remarkable decline. From its peak in 2008, U.S. coal production has declined by 500 million tons per year – that’s 3,000 fewer pounds of coal per year for each man, woman and child in the United States. A typical 60-foot train car holds 100 tons of coal, so the decline is the equivalent of five million fewer train cars each year, enough to go twice around the earth…

English Village Becomes Climate Leader by Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch
New York Times
ASHTON HAYES, England — This small village of about 1,000 people looks like any other nestled in the countryside… Hundreds of residents have banded together to cut greenhouse emissions — they use clotheslines instead of dryers, take fewer flights, install solar panels and glaze windows to better insulate their homes… The effort, reaching its 10th anniversary this year, has led to a 24 percent cut in emissions…

This tree in Greece is Europe’s oldest known living tree
Christian Science Monitor
“I am impressed, in the context of western civilization, all the human history that has surrounded this tree; all the empires, the Byzantine, the Ottoman, all the people living in this region,” Krusic said, according to Phys.org. “So many things could have led to its demise. Fortunately, this forest has been basically untouched for over a thousand years.”

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 

————————————————–
Source: Carbon Monoxide News August 22, 2016 – posts updated frequently Carbon Monoxide News August 22, 2016 – posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide News August 21, 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.

“Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.” 

Louis L’Amour (1908-1988, bio link)

“Living in the Past” Jethro Tull – 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
Something in the air: Study finds wildfire smoke problem intensifies with climate change
The Missoulian
If we can figure out who is most at risk, we can start thinking about smoke evacuations and early alert systems for hospitals and local primary care physicians.” Smoke also affects things like road safety, tourism and property values as lingering pales of haze lower visibility. Coefield said it could influence how people think about housing, exercise and public spaces…

With Warming, Western Fires May Sicken More People
Seeker
As the district warned valley residents to “limit time spent outdoors” and to seek medical care for respiratory ailments, school and health clinic closures and canceled sporting events were reminders that health impacts from wildfires carry further than the flames…

Today in history: CO2 gas cloud kills villagers in Cameroon
ReporterNews.com
On Aug. 21, 1986, almost 2,000 are killed and four villages near Lake Nyos in Cameroon are decimated when a cloud of carbon dioxide erupts…

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

Surgical or washable cloth masks are no protection against air pollution
Hindustan Times
You need to protect yourself against pollution more adequately. Inexpensive cloth masks commonly used by people in India and China to reduce exposure to air pollution may not be effective and could be giving them a false sense of security, scientists have warned… Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst believe this is the first study to rigorously test disposable surgical masks and washable cloth masks, which are widely used in Asia and Southeast Asia for personal protection against airborne particulate matter…

Cruise ships start to come under scrutiny as massive pollution machines
Green Car Reports
One cruise ship emits the same amount of air pollutants as five million cars traveling the same distance, claims German environmental group Nabu…

Lower rivers expose hazards, posing challenge for rescuers
The Register-Guard
Lane Regional Air Protection Agency spokeswoman Jo Niehaus said the thick layer of smog was related a lack of airflow combined with the prolonged heat… Car emissions, gasoline-fueled equipment and other pollutants that mix in the presence of sunlight contribute to the ozone problem, Niehaus said. As temperatures rise and hit their peak in the late afternoon, the smog sinks closer to ground level and harms the air quality…

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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