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A family from Wokingham who lost a loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning are calling for stricter laws surrounding the deadly gas. They have set up a petition to make carbon monoxide alarms compulsory in homes with carbon burning appliances. Mel Bloor sends this report.
A family from Wokingham are campaigning to make Carbon Monoxide alarms compulsory in homes with carbon burning appliances.
Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that is invisible but is a silent killer and 30 people die each year from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
But, what are the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
The symptoms are very similar to the flu. You could be suffering from: headaches, nausea, general lethargy, dizziness and flu-like symptoms.
A family from Wokingham are calling for the Government to make carbon monoxide alarms compulsory in homes.
Katie Haines, aged 31, from Wokingham, tragically drowned in the bath in her home after inhaling carbon monoxide from a leaking boiler in 2010.
Her family have set up an online petition to make it a legal requirement to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted with carbon burning appliances.
The petition has just over 1000 signatures but needs 100,000 in order for the issue to be discovered in the House of Commons.