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Carbon Monoxide Awareness

CARBON MONOXIDE AN INFOGRAPHIC STUDY WHERE IS CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) FOUND? CHIMNEY Clogged or blocked chimney openings Cracked flues BEDROOM Unvented space heaters LIVING ROOM Gas or solid fuel stove TEEEEREERE KITCHEN Improperly installed or faulty gas oven, range or cooktop vent GARAGE Leaving car running idle Faulty gas BBQ's BASEMENT Improperly installed or faulty gas dryer, furnace or water heater CARBON MONOXIDE HOTSPOT RESEARCH REPORT 50 Ruported Incidents One hundred and five people involved 3000 80 Injuries 3000 People surveyed 1260 Of the 3000 people surveyed, 1260 (42%) own a CO alarm 25 - i 756 Fatalities Of the 1260 who have an alarm, 756 (60%) are yet to install it In 2011 there were 3 times more deaths than in 2010 Source: THIGH RISK PERIODS 72% OF INCIDENTS OCCUR OCT-MAR Jul Aug Sup Oct Nov Deu Jau Feb Mar WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: Iw Pople Is Applianas CARBON MONOXIDE CAN BE GIVEN OFF BY ALL FOSSIL FUELS. BEWARE OF: LOSS OF DIZZINESS CONSCIOUSNESS Boiler pilot light flames burning orange instead of blue HEADACHES NAUSEA Excessive condensation in the room COLLAPSE Coal or wood fires that burn slowly or go out BREATHLESSNESS Sooty stains on or near appliances ALSO LOOK OUT FOR ANYONE SUFFERING FROM PROLONGED FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS OPPOSITE WHERE ANY APPLIANCE WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SHOULD DETECTORS CARBON MONOXIDE BE LOCATED? MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Check chimneys and flues for cracks Gas appliances are regularly inspected by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register Fit CO Alarms!!! Checklist WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO DETECTORS Is it certified? Look for the British Standard logo. 3 Has it got a Aim for a detector with LOUD 5+ years battery life. ALARM? Choose electronic Ensure there is a WARNING function when battery is low. Ensure it has a test button and regularly test. over chemical.. TEST ! Plug in models won't work if you have a power cut Ask your heating installer for further help or guidance WHAT NEXT? Head over to our website to find your nearest CO Detector stockist... () y Graham Merchant f Graham Plumbers' Merchant In association with Supporting victims Graham Creating awareness We get what you need CO The Plumbers' Merchant ------.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

shared by Graham_Merchant on Nov 14
Inforgraphic on how to help keep safe from Carbon Monoxide Posioning Covers possible sources of poisioning, signs to be aware of in humans & appliances, advice on CO detectors & where to position them.


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