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2011-03-01 08:13:00

MEBANE, N.C., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after New York's carbon monoxide (CO) alarm legislation - "Amanda's Law"-- went into effect, a new survey on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of fire and CO safety products, found that nearly half of New York families remain unaware of the law. Kidde is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The survey, conducted in January by DecisionAnalyst, revealed that more than half (57%)...

2011-01-10 14:35:18

New insights from the nano world The mechanism for binding oxygen to metalloporphyrins is a vital process for oxygen-breathing organisms. Understanding how small gas molecules are chemically bound to the metal complex is also important in catalysis or the implementation of chemical sensors. When investigating these binding mechanisms, scientists use porphyrin rings with a central cobalt or iron atom. They coat a copper or silver support surface with these substances. An important...

2011-01-04 14:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) is urging customers not to use their ovens, ranges or outdoor barbecues to heat their homes because these appliances are not designed for such use and pose a severe and potentially fatal risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if used for space heating. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110104/LA24387LOGO) Over the weekend, a family in southern California was reported to have used an oven to...

2010-12-21 12:56:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A San Diego Maritime Lawyer from The Turley Law Firm, APLC, has filed a Jones Act lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against Hornblower, Inc., and Hornblower Yachts, Inc., LLC. Hornblower owns a fleet of vessels operated in San Diego harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The vessels are used for San Diego harbor tours, whale watching tours, charter luxury yachts and dinner cruises. Plaintiff was a maintenance engineer who worked aboard the San Diego...

2010-12-15 09:35:00

Colorless, Odorless Killer Claims Hundreds of Lives Each Year, More than 20,000 Visit ERs WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians see the tragic consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning each year, especially during the winter months when people begin using heating devices and stoves to keep warm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "This colorless, odorless gas is deadly if you don't take precautionary steps or notice...

2010-12-02 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), jointly announced today the launch of "The Silent Killer" educational campaign aimed at raising awareness of the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and reducing the known risk factors that unnecessarily kill or injure fire fighters each year. This important new health and safety campaign...

2010-09-30 07:10:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Proper placement of a carbon monoxide (CO) detector is important, reminds the makers of home-safety and security website HomeSafe.com (http://www.homesafe.com/coalert). Each fall the sad news of another family that has one or more of its family members perish in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning repeats itself. The real tragedy is that these deaths can be prevented if the family had the chimney checked and/or installed carbon monoxide...

2010-09-08 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by CPSC Blogger: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Calling all middle schoolers! CPSC is hosting a poster contest on carbon monoxide safety. Carbon monoxide is called the "invisible killer." That's because it's a gas that you can't see or smell and it can kill its victims quickly. It gets into homes from: Running a...

2010-08-30 16:33:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) released further information following an August 27, 2010 Associated Press report that a handheld methane detector found in the Upper Big Branch mine documented the presence of explosive levels of methane associated with the April 5, 2010 explosion. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The detector referenced...

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2010-08-12 10:25:00

A series of large wildfires burning across western and central Russia, eastern Siberia and western Canada has created a noxious soup of air pollution that is affecting life far beyond national borders. Among the pollutants created by wildfires is carbon monoxide, a gas that can pose a variety of health risks at ground level. Carbon monoxide is also an ingredient in the production of ground-level ozone, which causes numerous respiratory problems. As the carbon monoxide from these wildfires is...


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