man showing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

Learn More about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with Our Infographic!

November 17, 2014 | Boilers/Agas/Rayburns

With over 4,000 people admitted to hospital as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning every year across England and Wales, awareness of this issue has never been so important. For this reason, the team at BoilerJuice are proud to announce that we are supporting CO Awareness’ 9th annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week!

Unfortunately, as carbon monoxide is commonly linked with gas appliances, many heating oil users do not know that this deadly gas can be caused by the improper burning of any fuel source, including oil. The nationwide campaign, which runs from the 17th November the 23rd November, aims to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning across the UK, by make sure that people are able to easily identify the symptoms of CO poisoning.

Carbon monoxide has no colour, no taste and no smell, which means that it can be very difficult to detect. Check out our infographic to learn more about how to recognise the symptoms of CO poisoning and protect your family all year round.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Infographic

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  2. hi, do we place CO alarms high or low in the rooms?
    ie, is CO heavier or lighter than regular air?

    • Hi,

      Most alarms come with fitting instructions, however, if there are no instructions it is recommended that you place your alarm around head height. Alarms should ideally be located in the same room as the appliance / boiler / fireplace, but should be at least 1 meter away from it, and not placed on the ceiling, behind furniture or directly above any heat sources.

      Thanks,
      Beth

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