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2009-11-05 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that a new peer-reviewed clinical study published in this month's Inhalation Toxicology demonstrates that Masimo Rainbow SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry (SpCO) provides reliable measurements of carbon monoxide (CO) in the blood that facilitate fast, accurate diagnosis of CO poisoning in...

2009-10-19 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion reminds customers to have their furnaces inspected annually to ensure safety and maximum efficiency. An inspection by a qualified, reputable heating contractor can help to ensure that the natural gas furnace will provide comfortable, reliable natural gas heat when customers need it most while preventing potential problems such as carbon monoxide. A carbon monoxide (CO) detector installed near sleeping areas can offer an extra measure of...

2009-09-14 08:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans in many parts of the country gear up for colder weather, others brace for the peak of hurricane season. This means more families will begin using fuel-burning space heaters and portable generators that may release harmful carbon monoxide (CO) gas. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year, carbon monoxide poisoning sends more than 20,000 people to emergency rooms and claims nearly 400 lives...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) has purchased 86 Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeters as part of their strategic initiative to "improve the survivability of firefighters and victims suffering from carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity." The purchase is the single largest first responder deployment of...

2009-09-01 14:25:09

Exposure to carbon monoxide is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for the elderly with heart problems, U.S. researchers found. The nationwide study of 126 urban communities study, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, found that an increase in carbon monoxide of 1 part per million in the maximum daily one-hour exposure is associated with a 0.96 percent increase in the risk of hospitalization from cardiovascular disease among people age 65 and...

2009-08-31 16:56:33

Exposure to carbon monoxide, even at levels well below national limits, is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for the elderly with heart problems, according to a study published today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.The nationwide study of 126 urban communities, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, found that an increase in carbon monoxide of 1 part per million in the...

2009-08-18 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) jointly announce a new health and safety program designed to help fire departments across the nation implement new rehabilitation and medical monitoring standards to reduce the duty-related health hazards that claim the lives of hundreds of the nation's firefighters...

2009-08-13 23:37:16

Carbon monoxide exposure due to improperly vented generators after power outages is a preventable cause of death and injury, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease and Control Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said carbon monoxide exposure is preventable, yet it continues to pose a substantial problem in the wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes. On Sept. 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck Texas, leaving some 2.3 million households without electricity. Between Sept. 13-26,...

2009-07-23 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Masimo jointly announced the launch of a new international health and safety initiative aimed at educating fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and reducing known risk factors that unnecessarily kill and injure hundreds of fire fighters each year. The campaign, kicked off at the biennial IAFF EMS Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, will feature...

2009-07-01 14:24:00

Carbon monoxide alarms required in homes beginning July 1 MEBANE, N.C., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than eight months after the deaths of a Denver family and college student due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, the "Lofgren and Johnson Families Carbon Monoxide Safety Act" goes into effect, offering added protection for families statewide from this odorless, tasteless and invisible gas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090701/NE41135 ) As of July 1 all newly constructed...


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