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Can a CO2 Detector Protect You From the H1N1 Virus?

In June, 2009, Dr. Margaret Chan, from the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared H1N1 as the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century. Since then, many countries have been infected with the virus and have begun to fight it in various ways. For example, throughout the United States, the H1N1 virus is being taken seriously by all levels of government. The Center for Disease Control has issued recommendations to protect the public, including these common sense rules: Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze Wash your hands often with soap and water Avoid touching your eyes,...

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CO and CO2 – What’s the difference?

CO - carbon monoxide and CO2 - carbon dioxide are often confused. The names sound the same, they both are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentrations, both can be deadly. The difference is that CO2 is a common, naturally occurring gas required for all plant and animal life. CO is not common. It is most often a byproduct of the oxygen-starved combustion of fuel. The media often adds to the confusion. In the past, we heard stories of suicide by sticking a garden hose in a car's tailpipe and window, then gunning the motor till the CO (carbon...

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New Portable Sensor Kit Makes Remote CO2 Monitoring Easy

CO2Meter.com has announced a Portable Sensor Kit designed to remotely collect carbon dioxide, temperature and relative humidity levels for days, weeks or months at a time. The K-33 Portable Sensor Kit (PSK) “wakes up”, records CO2, temperature and %RH levels, and powers itself down again. It can be configured to record once a minute up to once every 18 hours, and can store 5,200 time-stamped data records in memory. Inside the PSK are the three low-powered sensors and four AA batteries, making it a completely self-contained unit smaller than a paper-backed book. Available in two models, the K-33 ELG PSK...

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Battery-Powered Sensor Measures CO2, Temperature, Humidity

CO2Meter.com unveils affordable, open source data-logging sensor for indoor and outdoor applications Scientists, environmental and agricultural engineers who need to measure indoor and outdoor changes in carbon dioxide levels now have a new tool available with the introduction of the K-33 CO2 sensor. The K-33 is a low-power sensor that measures carbon dioxide, temperature and relative humidity. Up to 5,400 data points can be stored in on-board memory and downloaded later for analysis. With its unique “sleep” mode enabled, the sensor can be powered by four AA batteries, and can remotely record atmospheric conditions for weeks or months at a...

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High levels of CO2 in soil can harm your health

Can carbon dioxide in the ground poison you? We ask an expert to find out. Recently I received a call from a customer who claimed that every time it rained, the pilot light on his furnace went out, and he got so sick he was unable to leave the house. An HVAC specialist determined it was CO2 in the basement. Since I’d never heard of this, I asked Keith Volsted, President of VSI Environmental in Ingleside, Illinois for some fact on the subject. Keith, is their carbon dioxide hidden in the ground around our homes? CO2 in soil typically comes...

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