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Latest Carbon monoxide poisoning Stories

2013-10-20 16:20:13

Gov. Snyder Issues Safety Proclamation JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As leaves fall and colder weather signals the start-up of furnaces across Michigan, Consumers Energy urges residents to protect themselves against carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The toxic gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and can be produced when home appliances aren't operating or venting properly. Gov. Rick Snyder has declared Oct. 20 through Oct. 26 "Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week" in...

2013-10-18 08:21:47

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With colder overnight temperatures predicted, Equitable Gas customers may use their home heating equipment for the first time this heating season. Equitable Gas reminds its customers to know signs of potential carbon monoxide issues and to remain safe by following a number of carbon monoxide safety tips now and throughout the fall and winter heating season. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and is produced when fossil fuels are burned....

2013-10-04 12:21:46

HARRISBURG, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to prevent fires in their homes and businesses during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through Oct. 12. "This year's theme is 'Prevent Kitchen Fires'," Mann said. "Bad cooking is no laughing matter when you consider that kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States." According to the National Fire Protection...

2013-09-06 23:00:49

Home Security Think Tank Protect America Advises Parents in Observance of National Child Injury Prevention Week Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Home security think tank Protect America, Inc. reminds parents of safety technologies at their disposal in observance of National Child Injury Prevention Week. Hazards in the home are now more avoidable than ever with advancements in wireless security. "Our lives are becoming more intertwined with wireless technology every day,"...

2013-08-21 10:34:33

"Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a significant U.S. health problem, responsible for approximately 500 accidental deaths annually, and a risk of 18 percent to 35 percent for cognitive brain injury 1 year after poisoning. Most morbidity and mortality from CO poisoning is believed to be preventable through public education and CO alarm use. States have been enacting legislation mandating residential CO alarm installation. However, as of December 2012, 10 of the 25 states with statutes...

2013-08-19 10:38:07

Research calling for the use of a wearable computing system installed in a helmet to protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious lethal threat in this industry, has garnered the Virginia Tech investigators a Best Paper Award from a prestigious scientific and engineering community. This award will be presented at the August 17-21, 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. Carbon monoxide...

2013-06-03 23:22:43

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2013-05-21 12:27:55

IRVINE, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that a new clinical study posted online in Respiratory Care confirms the clinical utility of Masimo's noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO(®)) from rainbow(®) Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) as a first-line assessment tool in helping clinicians rapidly detect carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.(1) CO poisoning accounts for an estimated 50,000 emergency department (ED) visits in the U.S. annually and is...

2013-04-22 23:04:44

SimpliSafe Home Security releases a new Carbon Monoxide Detector, which uses time-weighted alarm technology to detect the presence of deadly CO gas long before it becomes a health hazard. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Announcing the latest, long-awaited addition to the SimpliSafe Home Security System – the SimpliSafe Carbon Monoxide Detector. Everyone knows about the dangers of fire, smoke, and home invasion, but fewer people are aware of the very real threat posed by carbon...

2013-04-18 14:03:45

Portable electric generators retrofitted with off-the-shelf hardware by the University of Alabama (UA) emitted significantly lower levels of carbon monoxide (CO) exhaust, according to the results of tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Compared with standard portable generators, CO emissions from the prototype machines were reduced by 90 percent or more, depending on the specific hardware used...