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    Inquiry: Bringing behavioural insights to poisoning prevention

    The APPCOG is conducting a follow-up to its 2011 inquiry report; ‘Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning’, and is taking evidence in the coming months.
     
    Our thanks go to all those who submitted to our Call for Evidence; we are collating the responses to find the most effective routes forward.
     
    Submissions will feed into the next stages of the inquiry process, so please get in touch if you would like to contribute further or find out more.
     
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    Public Health England reminds campers of carbon monoxide barbecue risk

    As we move into summer, Public Health England has reminded campers never to light, use or leave smouldering barbecues inside tents, awnings or other enclosed spaces because of the risks.
     
    Both Glastonbury Festival and the Camping and Caravanning Club have also issued safety messages warning about the potentially deadly gas. Several campsite deaths have been linked to carbon monoxide poisoning from barbecues in recent years.
     
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    Blackburn family in carbon monoxide detector plea

    A family from Lancashire is urging people to fit carbon monoxide detectors after four of them fell unconscious as a result of the toxic fumes.
     
    The potentially lethal odourless gas is believed to have leaked from a faulty boiler in the Patel family's home in Blackburn.
     
    Ahmed, 18, found his mother Yasmin, father Yusuf and brothers Muhammed, 15, and Anas, 14, collapsed.
     

The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians to discover, discuss and promote ways of tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.