Bill Stephens, President, ATCO GasThis week, Albertans are asked to check their carbon monoxide
is produced when appliances and consumer products are improperly operating or are not vented properly, including furnaces, boilers, water heaters, ovens, fireplaces, portable heaters, generators and vehicles.
There are about 170 deaths in the country every year because of carbon monoxide
poisoning from non-automotive products, according to the U.
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When inhaled, carbon monoxide
reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood, and so starves vital organs of oxygen.
The carbon monoxide
seeped through brickwork underneath Dominic's bedroom and killed him while he was sleeping," she explains.
In Northern Ireland it became law to fit carbon monoxide
alarms in all new homes last year and last month, it became part of building regulation for alarms to be fitted in Scotland when installing any gas appliance.
As I know only too well from the experience of my own family, people can have their health devastated by low levels of carbon monoxide
without knowing what's causing their debilitating illness for many years.
They also said the ability of carbon monoxide
to permeate drywall could explain some instances of carbon monoxide
poisoning in attached residences.
is produced when fuels such as gas, oil, charcoal, coal and wood do not burn completely.
Lynn Griffiths, founder and president of the charity Carbon Monoxide
Awareness, whose own family suffered carbon monoxide
poisoning in the home, said: "I want everyone to think about the health and safety of their families, friends and the old person who lives next door or down the street.
Analysis of figures from the Health and Safety Executive shows that in the last five years, the number of incidents of carbon monoxide
poisoning has risen by 90 per cent.