Last year, I mentioned about Carbon Monoxide Campaign – Be Alarmed! and how important it is to keep safe.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is easily preventable, yet every year it needlessly kills and injures people across the UK. To help change this, we need to make sure people know what to look out for and how to protect themselves. As carbon monoxide has no smell, taste or colour, the most important way to do this is with a carbon monoxide alarm. Currently, however, only 1 in 10 households has one.
Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because it has no colour, taste or smell and can be easily inhaled without somebody realising. It is a highly poisonous gas that is impossible to detect without an alarm and the symptoms are very hard to recognise – largely because they are often similar to common illnesses such as flu or food poisoning.
According to the Department of Health, more than 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, and thousands more are treated in hospital. However, nobody knows exactly how many people are affected by carbon monoxide, largely because it is so difficult to identify.
Despite the dangers, a recent study found that only one in ten homes have a carbon monoxide alarm, meaning over 23 million UK homes are at risk. The only way to be sure you and your family are protected is by getting an audible alarm.
Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! is the national campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by carbon monoxide, run by Energy UK on behalf of British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, ScottishPower and SSE, in partnership with the Dominic Rodgers Trust. Since 2008, the campaign has encouraged people to install carbon monoxide alarms in their homes.
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