It's a colourless, odourless toxic gas, which kills. A woman from Kent is now warning others of the dangers after her family had to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Tom Savvides talks to Pat and Kevin Green and Charlie Smith from Kent Fire & Rescue.
The charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness is holding its eighth National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week from today.
The group supports the many victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, their families and friends, and campaigns for greater awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with the burning of gas, oil, coal and wood.
It also campaigns for changes in legislation covering the manufacture, installation and servicing of appliances burning these fuels, and lobbies the Government and industry to improve safety and raise awareness. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has pledged its support for the charity.
She had just returned from her honeymoon, looking forward to a new chapter in her life. But, sadly, it was not to be. Katie Haines fell victim to an unseen, silent killer - carbon monoxide Her family have campaigned to prevent a similar tragedy. Kate Bunkall reports.