Category Archives: Hazardous Material

3rd Week – Carbon Monoxide

Here’s a story from a reader.   Also, another quiz question at the bottom.

co-detI was poisoned in 8th grade at Potwin school.  Levels were high enough that I earned my first overnight hospital stay (there were so many of us the hospital didn’t have enough rooms).  Then again at age 21 from my furnace at my first duplex was working at Wesley. My levels were triple what they were supposed to be. The Eldorado fire department checked it out and shut all gas to my duplex.  The landlord was furious I called them, but I was glad I did!!! ….am a firm believer of carbon monoxide detectors!

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air. It is toxic to humans when encountered in concentrations above about ??? parts per million.

A. 2 ppm

B. 4 ppm

C. 6 ppm

D. 35 ppm

Week 2 of Carbon Monoxide Giveaway

coWhat are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

A. Dull headache.

B. Weakness & Dizziness.

C. Nausea or vomiting.

D. Shortness of breath. Confusion.

E. Blurred vision. Loss of consciousness.

F. All the above.

Give your answer to qualify for a free detector.  The answer to last week’s question was – CO is similar to air in weight.  Winner of week one was Michelle Linson and Janell Jessup.

Leaking Chlorine Container

Chlorine3This morning El Dorado firefighters responded to the El Dorado water plant.

One of the couplings on one of the chlorine containers was leaking.  Firefighters swiveled the container and capped the coupling with one of their own.

The problem was solved in short order, but the incident did allow firefighters to use their Level A suits.