- Gas appliance neglect can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Recognize the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and take immediate action.
- Gas appliances that are not properly set up or maintained can result in CO poisoning.
- Improper burning of fuels can produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
- Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas that can cause death within minutes.
- Approximately 20 people die each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty gas systems, and many more fall ill.
- Carbon monoxide cannot be detected by the senses, but it can be deadly without warning.
Watch out for these symptoms
- A small headache
- Feeling dizzy
- Feeling sick
- Throwing up
- Feeling tired
- Feeling sleepy
Carbon Monoxide & camping
- Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that you can't see or smell.
- Make sure your camping lights and stoves are clean and set up correctly to avoid creating carbon monoxide.
- Never use a barbecue grill or lit charcoal inside closed spaces like tents or caravans.
- Point the exhaust of any generator away from areas where people are.
- Keep in mind that any fuel that burns or smoulders can create carbon monoxide, which is harmful.
The GOV.UK website has more information about Carbon Monoxide poisoning.