November - Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an
- odourless, colourless, tasteless gas and is a lethal by-product from burning any fossil fuel.
- known as the silent killer as high levels can kill in minutes or it can accumulate over time and cause sickness.
Ireland has an average of 6 deaths a year from carbon monoxide poisoning. CO can build up in rooms that are badly ventilated. It is recommended that a carbon monoxide alarm should be fitted in every room of a house that contains a fuel burning appliance. This could be an open fire, gas heater, wood burning stove or an oil boiler.
November is carbon monoxide awareness month - check your alarm today!