Carbon Monoxide Warning

A storyline featured in Coronation Street could potentially save the lives of its viewers - by warning them against the dangers of carbon monoxide. It is part of a drive to raise awareness of the dangers of the poisonous gas.

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Carbon Monoxide: Gas Safe Register's top tips

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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