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Summary Carbon Dioxide monitoring for indoor safety has never been more important, as schools, restaurants and work places are begin re-opening efforts. Over the past 15 months, Forensics Detectors has been dedicated in offering carbon dioxide monitoring products for COVID-19 preparedness planning. These detectors are specifically designed for indoor spaces such as classrooms, gyms and offices. They have adjustable alarm settings to allow users to be compliant with the California Assembly Bill AB 841 CO2 monitoring requirements which mandates CO2 indoor air quality monitoring to reduce COVID-19 transmission and infection risk.   Pros Cons CO2 monitoring is affordable with many products less than $100....

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Introduction In the United States, some 50,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon mon­­­­oxide poisoning. An informal investigation by Chicago’s CBS Channel 2 suggests expired CO alarms are a key factor. Out of 9 units gathered from volunteers, 7 failed when exposed to lethal amounts of carbon monoxide; all were over 5 years old. In a larger study published by the American Journal of Public Health, 12 out of 30 alarm detect­ors collected from volunteers failed; all but 2 were over 5 years old. In both studies, several homes had been relying on CO...

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A tactical pen is a pen that can be used for tactical applications.  To be more specific, a tactical pen is typically a pen that is made of metal and can be used as a striking instrument and also as a multi tool. The FORENSICS DETECTORS tactical pen has been specifically designed by Dr. Koz, chief engineer in California, USA. The tactical pen is precision machined that includes a robust pen, multitool and high power Gallium Nitride LED. This pen is made for every day use specifically for engineers, inspectors and technicians, and provides the same performance as tactical pens used by...

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Carbon Monoxide Meters and Detectors should be periodically tested to ensure they actually respond and are sensitive to carbon monoxide gas. Typically, this is accomplished with compressed carbon monoxide gas in a bottle or can. In this article, we discuss the various methods of testing carbon monoxide detectors and meters.    Pros Cons Assures you your carbon monoxide detetor is really operational. Assures you do not have a defective carbon monoxide meter. Requires only household equipment to undertake a real test. Most people expose their carbon monoxide detectors to exhaust gas - DO NOT DO THAT! Most folks think all...

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The majority of the sensors employed by Forensics Detectors are electrochemical cell technology that have a life expectancy from 2 - 3 years. Some unique cells, can last up to 6 to 10 years. Make sure to check the specifications of your product. However, some of our products employ different sensor technology. For example:  Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gas sensors employ solid state Non Dispersive Infra-Red (NDIR) technology. These sensors last up to 10 years. Combustible gas such as natural gas, methane, propane and hydrocarbons employ semiconducting metal oxide sensors. These sensors last up to 10 years. Catalytic Bead sensors used to...

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Dr. Koz was interviewed by cleveland.com regarding CO2 monitors and sensors for indoor air quality testing. See article here. CLEVELAND, Ohio — Carbon dioxide sensors can’t tell whether COVID-19 is present indoors, but they can show if a space needs fresh air and more circulation. The coronavirus is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets, produced from actions like breathing, speaking or coughing. But the disease can also be airborne, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The more people speak and exhale, the more carbon dioxide is produced. Poor ventilation or air handling means fresh air isn’t being...

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Dr. Koz testing carbon dioxide in a vehicle was featured in television news by reporter Amanda Brandeis from ABC West Palm Beach, see link here. ... Forensics Detectors, a company that makes CO2 detectors, documented rising CO2 levels in an Uber ride. In the video, chief engineer Dr. Koz says this threat can be minimized by rolling down windows and making sure the HVAC system is not recirculating air.  SAN DIEGO, Calif. — States are rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, even as the federal government warns of highly contagious variants. “I think people honestly are starting to give up hope in a lot of ways,...

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Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas and often enters an airplane cabin. It is more often than not that a compromised exhaust or heater component such as a cracked muffler that allows carbon monoxide to unintentionally enter. Using a carbon monoxide detector is the only way to alarm the pilot to take corrective action.  Pros Cons Carbon Monoxide detectors help protect pilots from unintentional CO exposure in cabin. Small and sensitive CO alarms are readily available and affordable. Digital CO alarms are superior than the passive "dot" warning type. Very tricky to track down the carbon monoxide source. Awareness of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in aircraft is still limited. Carbon...

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Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas that must be taken serious. It is the "silent killer" because it is colorless, odorless and tasteless. This is the exact reason why so many states and cities have mandated carbon monoxide detectors in the home. CO alarms are crucial for home safety and also important when traveling, RV driving and boating. Pros Cons Carbon Monoxide detectors help protect from unintentional CO exposure. CO alarms are affordable. A plethora of Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Meters exist for a variety of applications. Carbon Monoxide symptoms may be passed as "flu like" Sometimes it is difficult to track down the...

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Ozone gas has been shown to be an effective tool to combat the pandemic via efficacy with virus sterilization and disinfection. Many industries have taken up using ozone gas for this purpose. Police departments use it to sterilize their patrol cars and bus companies use it to ensure a virus free bus interior. Consequently, there has been an increase in the demand for ozone detectors and meters. In this article we talk about the role of ozone gas detectors. Pros Cons Ozone gas is effective in killing viruses and bacteria. Ozone gas has been adopted during the pandemic as a disinfectant. Ozone gas...

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LOS ANGELES, CA, January 20, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With the ongoing pandemic, travellers are ditching flying and instead opting for RVs, campers and boats. These recreational vehicle alternatives have small confined spaces that can be quickly inundated with carbon monoxide that is a colorless and odorless gas that is dangerous and potentially deadly if inhaled. “Although many people are aware carbon monoxide poisoning can occur in homes, they may not stop to consider it can happen while traveling in a RV, car, camper or boat” Dr. Koz, founder and chief engineer, Forensics Detectors, says. The CDC estimates at least 430 people die in...

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An Oxygen Analyzer is a critical tool used by divers to check and confirm the oxygen levels within their gas cylinders. It is paramount the oxygen analyzer is consistent and reliable in checking the oxygen levels in your cylinder as gas safety and air inhalation during diving is of the upmost safety concern. Oxygen analyzers used for scuba are sometimes referred to as a Scuba Analyzer, Nitrox Analyzer or simply as an Oxygen Analyzer. They are easy to use and present the user with a digital oxygen concentration in %vol of the tested gas from the gas cylinder.   Pros Cons Allows divers to verify...

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A Headspace Analyzer is an instrument that detects and analyzes the gas contents that exists typically within food packaging. Food packers often fill with nitrogen and carbon dioxide that helps reduce oxygen to ensure longer shelf life. A Headspace Analyzer provides the food packer with quantitative information on the gas concentration that ensures quality control.   Pros Cons Headspace Analyzers can detect gases such as oxygen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Placing gases with reduced oxygen, is often called Modified Atmosphere Packaging. It extends the life of food products. Oxygen Analyzers are the most common type of headspace analyzer used. Dry products such...

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Carbon Dioxide monitoring has become an important gas to be monitored and detected in this post COVID world. CO2 monitoring is required for the safe handling and storage of COVID vaccine and in addition, a useful proxy that measures infection virus risk within a closed indoor space. Pros Cons More attention to the important topic of CO2 and uses during the pandemic. CO2 meters are a low cost item that are useful to help with the safe handling of vaccines and ensure indoor spaces are safe. Seema Mody is Dr. Koz's favorite CNBC reporter. CO2 sensors are becoming scare as many suppliers and manufacturers are...

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Yes they are but as long the CO2 levels don't reach over 1000ppm. Since the pandemic, carbon dioxide has become an important gas in our lives as it is directly linked to airborne pathogen concentration. The good news is that since the pandemic, schools and school districts are taking indoor air quality much more seriously and improving ventilation and monitoring of carbon dioxide in order to keep our kids safe. Pros Cons Carbon Dioxide gas in the air gives a good indication of air quality and virus infection risk. CO2 public awareness has increased to the point where state legislation (ex: CA) is now mandating CO2 monitoring in...

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