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How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?
Did you know that many people do not measure the air they live in?
After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.
Are you in the know?
Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”
There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.
There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.
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Third victim of carbon monoxide poisoning in Newcastle in year
the Irish News –
It is understood he had been recovering at home after having stents inserted in his heart, and had initially believed the chest pain and discomfort he was experiencing was due to the operation… It was suggested that after phoning for assistance, a woman who arrived to help was herself overcome by the gas, before recovering to contact the emergency services…
The 3 Biggest Ways Your Home Is Polluted From Within
Third-hand smoke is a phenomenon where tobacco smoke settles into your carpets, walls, and furniture and causes adverse reactions long after the smoking stops – we’re talking weeks and months afterward… Here’s how it works: when someone smokes indoors, the residue lingers inside your home. After a while, the residue combines with other common indoor pollutants and forms a cancer-causing compound called nitrosamine, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics… The Risk: Scientists are just now discovering the negative health effects of third-hand smoke. It can put everyone in your household, particularly children – who play and crawl in close quarters with carpets, furniture and other smoke-absorbing fabric – at risk for tobacco-related health problems, according to the Mayo Clinic…
Sources and Measurement of Toxic Chemicals
Occupational Health and Safety
NIOSH has a list of nearly 400 chemicals that are termed Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH). In 1990, EPA published a list of 189 air toxics that were hazardous air pollutants known to cause or suspected of causing cancer…
Wellness begins with your home
Be sure to have carbon monoxide detectors in your home, especially if you have open-combustion appliances, such as fireplaces… The woman is the mother of an asthmatic child. She noticed that when their home’s furnace kicked on in the morning, her son would wake up in a coughing fit minutes later…
Carbon Monoxide safety
Star City Fire and EMS
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. CO gas is poisonous, can make a person feel sick and in high enough concentrations can be deadly. In your home the heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are all sources that cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide…
Carbon Monoxide Intoxication
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent
SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM … [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] … [10 – 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM … [4 _ 15 MINUTES]
“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!” George Kerr – CO Experts
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What is in the air you are breathing right now?
What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.
Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.
Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.
You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.
Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.
Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn.GET BUSY
Global warming: Temperatures are on the rise, despite the chill we feel
How many of us sat looking out at last week’s hail and then went online to book a spot in the sun? If you did, good for you but did any of us stop to think of the impact the flight, hotel and car hire would have on vulnerable low-lying countries… It’s hard, isn’t it? Who wants to think of the 400,000 people living in the Maldives, an archipelago that is literally struggling to keep its head above water, when dreaming of visiting that singular paradise?… The world’s lowest-lying country is built on the planet’s most endangered ecosystem, coral, which in turn forms those stunning white beaches that lure us halfway around the world on holidays with a big carbon footprint…
Higher coal use could cause droughts in Asia
Continued reliance on energy derived from coal may have an unintended consequence to the environment in the countries where it is burned the most, according to a new study… Along with all the negative health effects associated with coal-burning, the study published in the Journal of Climate concludes that if China and India keep increasing their share of coal-derived power, precipitation over a large expanse of land masses would be suppressed, resulting in drought conditions. The researchers looked at two scenarios: one, a high-coal use future, where energy demand in Asia necessitates rapid increases in the burning of coal; and a second scenario where impacts of coal use are shifted by using cleaner-burning natural gas and renewables…
Rising carbon dioxide levels reduce protein
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have reduced protein in goldenrod pollen, a late-season food source for North American bees, according to a Purdue University study. Researchers found that the overall protein concentration of goldenrod pollen fell about one-third from the onset of the industrial revolution to the beginning of the 21st century. Previous studies have shown that increases in carbon dioxide can lower the nutritional value of plants such as wheat and rice, but this study is the first to examine the effects of rising carbon dioxide on the diet of bees…
US Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration – EIA – Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government…
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in Horbury
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…
Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced …
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against accute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
JEMS.com – …site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit – www.thesilentkiller.co.uk
-Link to: → CO alarm standards –
– 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours
Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Consider low level protection for carbon monoxide and smoldering fire detection problems; don’t leave anyone behind. CO Experts
These following links may be of some use to you:
– Animal cameras – variety of locations
– Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive
– Current Data for Atmospheric CO2
– Federal Aviation Administration CO warning
– Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
– Carbon Monoxide Survivor– Views from those who have been poisoned.
– Carbon Monoxide detection– National Fire Protection Association
· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.
National Conference of State Legislatures
Carbon Monoxide Detectors State Statutes
Twenty-Nine U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2014
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