Carbon Monoxide News May 11, 2017, posts updated frequently

Carbon Monoxide News May 11, 2017, 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. “It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.” Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003, bio link) Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?Did you know that many people do not measure the air they 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. The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms UL 2034 1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces… COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training. Carbon Monoxide News Links – Carbon monoxide poisoning ruled to be cause of Henderson police officer crash KLFY HENDERSON, La. (KLFY) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the case of a Henderson police officer passing out because of carbon monoxide poisoning… On the afternoon of April 26th, the officer was wrapping up her shift and driving back to the police department. She made it about a mile down the Henderson Highway before losing consciousness… Captain Thibodeaux says, “When she was treated at the hospital we requested testing for carbon monoxide which is a special test and her levels came out near lethal.”.. This isn’t the first case of people getting sick because of carbon monoxide leaks in the Ford Explorer… Family reminds importance of CO detector after scare Cochrane Eagle Originally a “questionable” Christmas gift three years ago, Ludwig said it was only six months ago when the she finally took the CO detector out of the package and placed it on a shelf…“Over the last few days, we were feeling ill with headaches and nausea – the cats started throwing up first and the dogs started throwing up second,”…“I was woken up by an alarm going off. It was like coming out of a fog, I was disoriented and had a foggy headache, Mikita wasn’t responsive and it was a big fight to get her out of bed…“It was hard to think – I was stressed because Mikita wouldn’t get up and I felt like I couldn’t get her up but I knew the alarm was going off. I couldn’t comprehend what I was supposed to do.”… Boaters urged act on the dangers from petrol-engine exhaust fume Practical Boat Owner Magazine In June last year a man, woman and dog were found dead on their motor cruiser on Wroxham Broad which had its petrol engine running whilst on a mooring (See next link story for a video production regarding boat exhaust fumes)… Five months later in November, another boater died and two fellow yacht club members were sent to hospital to recover after they too fell victims to fumes from an engine which was running on the moored boat… Death of Grays couple on Norfolk Broads highlighted in new film YOURTHUROCK THE MARINE Accident Investigation Branch has published an information film on carbon monoxide poisoning after a Grays couple died… Foam in exhaust prank leaves mum and daughter in hospital with ‘CO poisoning’ Metro A mother and daughter were rushed to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after a cruel prank went wrong…. Jennifer Storey had taken her 18-month-old daughter Lily to a playgroup in Gateshead when she spotted her Nissan Micra’s exhaust had been completely blocked with foam… Parents of carbon monoxide victim speak out as they back campaign to raise awareness getwestlondon Alan and Sally-Anne Littlewood from Hanworth tell the heartbreaking story of finding their 26-year-old daughter lying on the floor after breathing in toxic fumes from a faulty boiler… The incident in February 2008, at the newly built Barratt Homes flats on Wooldridge Close, also led to lodger Simon Kilby remaining in a coma for nine years before he died in January last year… Both victims had failed to turn up for work, and concerned, the Littlewoods called police who forced entry to the flat and made a horrifying discovery… Scroll Down For More of Today’s CO & Air Quality News Links 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… Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips National Fire Protection Association … If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel…. NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms 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