Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2017
Ireland’s sixth annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week will take place from Monday, 25th September to Sunday, 1st October.
Each year, the campaign aims to promote awareness around the dangers of the gas and to educate the public on how to prevent it.
The awareness week is a public safety initiative supported by organisations across the energy sector and related industries, safety and public health bodies including the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Gas Networks Ireland, the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland, the Oil Firing Technical Association, the National Standards Authority of Ireland, the Health Service Executive, the Health and Safety Authority, the Chief Fire Officers’ Association and major Irish energy retailers and many, many others.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is frequently known as ‘the silent killer’ because of its colourless and odourless properties, and can kill in less than three minutes. On average, six people in Ireland die every year as a result of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and many more are made ill.
The deadly gas can be produced by any fossil fuel when burned – coal, turf, oil, gas or even wood.
Visit www.carbonmonoxide.ie for all the information on the awareness campaign, and how to keep your home safe from the threats posed by carbon monoxide.
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