According to the cdc.gov, during 2010-2015 there are 2,242 deaths caused by unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. The highest point in each year was in the winter season. OSHA released a warning to employers about this hazardous gas during the winter season.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen where ever you go: workplace, office, home, hotel, school, camping, in a car and so on. So, you have to equip yourself with wearable carbon monoxide detector to notify you whenever carbon monoxide gas exists.
With wearable carbon monoxide detector, you will able to know immediately when carbon monoxide gas is detected. Soon, you will be able to take quick action to save your life.
In case you are in the workplace, the same situation will happen. Fixed carbon monoxide detector may not enough because it has a limited-measuring coverage. You still have to have wearable CO monitor.
Why You Should Have Wearable Carbon Monoxide Detector
From its size, wearable carbon monoxide detector is the smallest carbon monoxide detector.
You can call it as personal carbon monoxide monitor too. Some people call it as wearable CO monitor or travel CO detector.
But, why do you have to use wearable carbon monoxide detector?
Here are the reasons:
- you still have a possibility to be attacked by carbon monoxide gas when your fixed-type carbon monoxide detector or alarm fails to detect the existence of the gas caused by any reason. The wearable carbon monoxide detector roles as the backup tool.
- carbon monoxide gas can exist in some potential area of the workplace, including the office and company’ car.
- carbon monoxide gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, where only carbon monoxide detector can detect it.
- a wearable carbon monoxide detector such as Pocket CO KWJ 72-9021 can be brought easily to any place where fixed-type detector can’t. You can attach it to your mobile phone, key-chain or wear-pack.
4 Recommended Wearable Carbon Monoxide Detector
Now you already knew why you have to have wearable carbon monoxide detector. So, it is the time for you to select the right product that is available in the market.
But before that, it is important to know things to consider in selecting the best ones:
- power source
- measuring ability
Below here are 4 wearable carbon monoxide detector that I have chosen by myself. You can see the feature in an easy to read table.
|Feature||Pocket CO KWJ 72-9021||Sensorcon INS-CO-03||Handheld CO Meter GM8805||Ruby Electronic CO-180|
|Power source||1 Battery, Alkaline 1CR2||1 Battery, CR132A||2 AAA Battery, 1.5V||1 9V-Battery|
|Weight, ounce||< 1||4||3.7||2.4|
|Audible Alarm||Yes, 85dB||Yes, adjustable||Yes, adjustable||Yes, beeper sound|
|Visible Alarm||Bright red light||No||No||No|
|Measurement range, ppm||5 – 500||0 – 500||0 – 1000||0 -1000|
|Response time||< 90 sec||< 20 sec||< 60 sec||seconds|
|Auto power off||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Color||Yellow||Black with green lettering||Black||Dark grey and Yellow|
|Product first release||Sep 12, 2008||Nov 3, 2014||Oct 25, 2015||May 28, 2009|