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2012-11-02 11:23:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann urges residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks back this weekend. "Tragically, every year in Pennsylvania, people require medical treatment or even die due to carbon monoxide poisoning," Mann said. "These devices are not expensive, they save lives, and once they're installed, need to be maintained regularly." Working smoke alarms cut...

2012-11-01 07:25:35

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Falling temperatures signal to Michigan residents that heating season has arrived, and with it comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide dangers. That's why Gov. Rick Snyder has joined with Consumers Energy and declared Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 "Michigan Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week." Consumers Energy reminds home and business owners to take preventive measures now that will provide protection against carbon monoxide (CO), a toxic gas that...

2012-07-13 23:03:06

Thomas Edison Electric has recently announced that they are now providing services to help keep their customers informed of the importance of installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Upon hiring the company, all potential customers who come to them considering to install a new smoke or carbon monoxide detector, will also receive abundant advice on how they should safely maintain their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Thomas...

2012-07-09 02:25:45

IRVINE, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today a new study in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology shows that noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®) and methemoglobin (SpMet®) measurements with Masimo rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) are accurate and conclude they can be used as an effective first screening test with emergency room patients suspected of suffering carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.(1) CO poisoning is a major cause of morbidity...

2012-06-29 06:27:03

MEBANE, N.C., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than half of Californians are aware of a law requiring residential carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, many residents remain unprotected, according to a survey from independent research group, Qualtrics. Nearly half (46 percent) of respondents do not have a CO alarm in their home despite the overwhelming presence of both fuel-burning appliances (84 percent) and attached garages (75 percent) - the state-determined criteria for installation and...

2012-06-25 02:23:03

MILWAUKEE, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation of the upcoming storm season, Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) reminds residents to be mindful of the dangers of carbon monoxide while operating portable generators. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO) "Portable generators are designed to thrive during storm season, when it's more likely power outages will abruptly put families in the dark," said Eric Loferski, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton...

2012-06-21 02:26:58

IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today a new study in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine demonstrates for the first time that compared to invasive carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) measurement with laboratory CO-oximetry, noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®) measurement with Masimo rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) leads to more rapid diagnosis of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and a shorter time to the initiation of treatment with hyperbaric...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

OxyHealth has taken the burden or work out of operating a hyperbaric oxygen chamber and in doing so, has helped make hyperbaric therapy the hot button modality in the medical field today. More than at any other time, hyperbaric therapy is more possible and within the reach of more patients today because of this new, accessible tool created by OxyHealth. In the past, hyperbaric therapy was often a last resort option, only available at an expensive hospital. Today it can be used much sooner in...

2012-03-08 09:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks forward this weekend. "It's a message that's repeated twice a year, and that's because it's important for people to realize that this simple step takes just a few minutes and it saves lives," Mann said. Working smoke alarms cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire....

2012-03-07 11:00:00

Daylight Saving Time begins March 11 WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes....