Dominic Jenkins, Senior Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs at HMC, warns residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide
poisoning and the particular danger of burning wood and charcoal indoors.
Private landlords are legally required to fit smoke alarms on each floor of their properties and carbon monoxide
alarms in rooms containing solid fuel burners or face a [pounds sterling]5,000 fine.
Chimneys and flues can allow carbon monoxide
to invade living spaces without you knowing it.
However, another officer who was not involved in the crash was also admitted to hospital after a high level of carbon monoxide
was detected in his body.
Generators, cook tops, clothes dryers, and geysers are some of most common sources of carbon monoxide
A carbon monoxide
alarm should be fitted on every floor of your home (ideally in all the bedrooms) and in every room with a fuel-burning appliance or a flue, even if it's concealed.
Stacey, of Deighton, lost 10-year-old son Dominic to carbon monoxide
poisoning in 2004 and has campaigned tirelessly since.
There are about 170 deaths in the country every year because of carbon monoxide
poisoning from non-automotive products, according to the U.
The Department of Health estimates the true number of people exposed to sub-lethal amounts of carbon monoxide
is even greater, however.
Mr Goodfellow and technician Chris Broad delivered a presentation to members of the Brookfield Community Council to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning and ways to prevent it.
Their vessel was not fitted with a carbon monoxide
alarm, the report adds.
All new solid fuel appliance installations must include a carbon monoxide
detector but gas appliances and older stoves and fires do not require one by law.