Why carrying a personal CO alarm could save your life

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer; a colourless, odourless gas that can cause serious health issues or even death if inhaled in sufficient quantities. The risk of CO exposure is particularly high for professional tradespeople working in environments where the gas could be present, such as during the installation or repair of heating systems or in enclosed spaces where engines are running.

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Carbon monoxide gas is produced by the incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil, wood and coal. All fossil fuel burning appliances, including open fires, stoves, boilers, cookers and even BBQs, have the potential to give off carbon monoxide.

The consequences of CO poisoning When humans or animals breathe in carbon monoxide the gas prevents their blood from transporting oxygen around their bodies. The consequences of CO exposure can be dire, ranging from mild symptoms like headache and dizziness to . . .

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