In the last year 50 people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and a further 4000 people have been affected by the poisonous gas.
Here are the top tips from the Gas Safety Register on how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fix, fit or maintain your gas appliances.
- Recognise the six symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Do not assume that your gas appliances are safe - get these checked and serviced regularly.
- Buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm.
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