Public Urged To Install Carbon Monoxide Monitors

The public has been urged to be more aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ahead of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month in November, Sinn Féin MLA and Chair of the Health Committee Maeve McLaughlin said that people needed to be warned of the dangers.

"Carbon monoxide is an odourless gas that kills and unfortunately over the past few years we have seen an increase in tragic deaths of several people due to carbon monoxide poisoning," Ms McLaughlin said.

"It is important that people are aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, the situations that cause poisoning and how we can protect ourselves from carbon monoxide.

"I am calling on house providers both public and private to install carbon monoxide detectors in all new builds and for a subsidy to be provided for people to purchase detectors for current homes.

"I would call on people especially those who live in buildings deemed at high risk to purchase a detector immediately as this small investment could save you and your family’s lives."


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