carbon monoxide awareness

This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer as it can’t be seen, tasted and is odourless. According to the NHS, over 200 people go to hospital every year with suspected poisoning and 40 of these result in death.

Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels such as gas, oil, coal or wood do not burn fully. When a fire burns in an enclosed space, the oxygen is gradually used up and replaced with carbon dioxide. The fuel is unable to burn fully and releases carbon monoxide.

Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, tiredness and confusion.

It is important to get treated as soon as possible by accessing your GP or Accident and Emergency Department at your local hospital.

Installing a CO alarm in your house is an easy way to prevent CO poisoning in your home. This will detect a leak and give out a warning alarm if gas levels are high.

For more information, take a look at The Corgi Homeplan, How Safe Is Your Home.

I have a CO alarm to giveaway worth £40, to enter click on the link below x

 

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

68 Comments

68 Comments on Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

  1. Anthony Harrington
    November 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    very important all homes should have smoke alarms and CO alarms

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  2. admin
    November 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm (3 years ago)

    For the people who commented on the previous post, I have noted your names down so the entries still count. Sorry, the post was deleted when transferring hosts. Thanks for entering x

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  3. Andrea Fletcher
    November 20, 2015 at 5:18 pm (3 years ago)

    All homes should be fitted with one of these.

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  4. Susan Elai Kelly
    November 20, 2015 at 5:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Carbon manoxide is lethal, stealthy & takes lives silently.

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  5. Lyn
    November 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    A good idea to use alarm

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  6. angela coull
    November 20, 2015 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Protect your family with a co2 monitor! It should be bought along with any smoke alarms!!!

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  7. Jeremy Andrews
    November 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Every house should have a CO Monitor. So Important. Its the silent killer.

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  8. Tracey Whittle
    November 21, 2015 at 12:01 am (3 years ago)

    These are as important if not more so as you cant see carbon monoxide

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  9. Sue McCarthy
    November 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Very important to have one of these

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  10. jemma dwyer
    November 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

    love to try one x

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  11. claire woods
    November 22, 2015 at 10:35 am (3 years ago)

    I wouldn’t be without one.

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  12. Anthony G
    November 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Such an important message. “It COuld happen to anyone.”

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  13. Angela treadway
    November 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Could do with one of these having two young boys x

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  14. Clara Bee
    November 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Really want one of these

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  15. Sally Collingwood
    November 23, 2015 at 7:43 am (3 years ago)

    Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas and, as such, it is very difficult to detect and can easily be inhaled without you realising. Being exposed to high concentration levels can be fatal or cause several other long-term health problems such as brain damage. According to NHS statistics, every year in the UK, over 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die.

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  16. sarah Knightley
    November 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Have been thinking about getting a C02 alarm so would love to win this. Quite scary statistics as to how common this issue is.

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  17. Karen Laing
    November 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I know i should have one of these alarms but I always forget about until I read an article about it and I think,”I must get one of those” then promptly forget about it.I think I will have to win one !

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  18. Karen Richards
    November 23, 2015 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Now how important a Carbon Monoxide detector is and now I must get one.

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  19. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Every home should have one x

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  20. Nicki Ramsay
    November 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm (3 years ago)

    A very important piece of equipment

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  21. Cindy Porter
    November 28, 2015 at 11:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely need this army daughter has scratched the circle off my little one!

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  22. Michelle
    November 30, 2015 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the advice,i think every home should habe one of these!

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  23. Michelle Field
    November 30, 2015 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks for blog,i think every home should have one of these!

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  24. Amelia Kennedy
    December 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Very important to have these – we have a number of them and they’re all about to expire!

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  25. dale parer
    December 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Very important safety tool to have in every home.

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  26. YOLANDA DAVIS
    December 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m ashamed to say that when my landlord gave me a detector, the battery in it was dying, so it kept making an awful beeping noise. I took the battery out and it’s now at the back of a cupboard somewhere.

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  27. Heather Harris
    December 4, 2015 at 7:10 am (3 years ago)

    so vitally important, but they do need replacing every 5-7 years

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  28. Becca Staples
    December 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    A great item to have, therefore a great giveaway. Thanks

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  29. carole n
    December 10, 2015 at 11:48 am (3 years ago)

    great product. would love to win this

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  30. Phyllis Ellett
    December 15, 2015 at 7:49 am (3 years ago)

    The silent, evil killer, we all should have one in our homes.

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  31. jo liddement
    December 15, 2015 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

    Most people overlook buying one of these in the home which could have deadly consequences.

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  32. Michelle Carlin
    December 15, 2015 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

    I think it should be law for all rental properties to have a working carbon monoxide alarm. We make sure our kids have them at their uni accommodation

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  33. kim neville
    December 15, 2015 at 11:45 am (3 years ago)

    Very important to have one in the house

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  34. Jeremy Hards
    December 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Every house should have a CO Monitor because it is colourless and odourless. Although CO symptoms include nausea, headaches, dizziness etc there is a very real possibility that you will not know about a CO leak until it is too late

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  35. Robert Slipper
    December 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Have one already but have a gas heater in another room so probably a good idea to have one there also.

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  36. donna l jones
    December 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm (3 years ago)

    every one should have one of these

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  37. Melanie horbury
    December 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm (3 years ago)

    every house should have one and i keep naggin my other half to get one

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  38. Anthea Holloway
    December 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I feel that this is really important – well done for bringing it to our attention.

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  39. Sheri Darby
    December 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm (3 years ago)

    This could just save your life

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  40. nicola james
    December 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm (3 years ago)

    very important piece of kit.id love to win one

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  41. Soo Moon
    December 15, 2015 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Don’t have one, but know everyone should. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone & have a safe Christmas x

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  42. Kristyn Harris
    December 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Real life savers!

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  43. Kim Styles
    December 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been told very recently why this is so important to get one of these as the gas is odourless colourless we should be aware of the risks.

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  44. Karen Langridge
    December 15, 2015 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    So important to have on of these, ours is getting a bit old and dusty so would love the chance of winning a new one! x

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  45. Kirsty Fox
    December 15, 2015 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    These are fantastic and every house should have one, they are essential

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  46. AnnieP
    December 15, 2015 at 11:01 pm (3 years ago)

    As important as your smoke detector, but a less well known safety device

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  47. Karen Gray
    December 16, 2015 at 4:04 am (3 years ago)

    Absolutely essential for peace of mind.

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  48. Geoff Hibbert
    December 16, 2015 at 7:37 am (3 years ago)

    These should be compulsory

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  49. Debbie Preston
    December 16, 2015 at 8:14 am (3 years ago)

    I def need to get one of these

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  50. Jacqui
    December 16, 2015 at 8:15 am (3 years ago)

    A s life saving mechanism

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  51. angela edmonds
    December 16, 2015 at 8:45 am (3 years ago)

    need to renew mine

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  52. Karen Watt
    December 16, 2015 at 9:39 am (3 years ago)

    All homes should have one

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  53. Teresa Lee
    December 16, 2015 at 10:36 am (3 years ago)

    I definitely need to get one

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  54. Lizzy Cooper
    December 16, 2015 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)

    I already have one of these, I’d really like two though. It makes me so paranoid!

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  55. Gemma Cook
    December 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm (3 years ago)

    All homes should be fitted with one of these.
    Thank you for sharing this post.

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  56. Pauline Burroughs
    December 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I think it’s so important to have one of these and if it’s cost that puts people off, just think, is your life worth more than £40? Yes? Then go and get one!

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  57. Stevey H
    December 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been meaning to get one of these for a while and haven’t got around to it (slaps wrist).

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  58. LORNA WIL
    December 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    IT IS A MUST TO HAVE ONE IF THERE IS GAS IN THE PROPERTY. LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE IT IS IN SAFE HANDS.

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  59. Chris Fletcher
    December 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm (3 years ago)

    It is something which often gets forgotten about- Good to raise awareness with comps like these!

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  60. Barbara Handley
    December 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Cannot be too vigilant regarding this deadly gas.

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  61. sarah-dawn pope
    December 16, 2015 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Not enough people know about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Thankyou for helping to educate others of the dangers.

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  62. Natalie Crossan
    December 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

    silent, evil killer, we all should have one in our homes. It’s such a serious problem x

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  63. Jacquie Godsell
    December 16, 2015 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Very important. No home should be without one …..SAVE LIVES x

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  64. Janet Rumley
    December 16, 2015 at 10:39 pm (3 years ago)

    An essential to my home xxx

    Reply

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