Carbon monoxide is everywhere - and it’s deadly. Awareness of the sources and symptoms of exposure is our best weapon of defence.
UK domestic alarms should go off in the presence of thirty ‘parts per million’ of CO in a room. Latest World Health Organisation recommendations advise that people should not be exposed to more than SIX parts per million over a 24-hour period.
A special group at risk are those who live in rented accommodation, and landlords must take their duties seriously in relation to the regular servicing of heating appliances. We need to reach out to as many people as possible with the awareness message.
The CO Awareness smartphone app is FREE (available for Android devices only), and can be easily passed on from one person to another. Is your son or daughter off to college soon? Help them protect themselves from the lethal effects of carbon monoxide.