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    Carbon monoxide warnings as weather improves

    As the Easter break approaches, the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is reminding the public of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning away from the home.

    Though usually associated with domestic fossil fuel burning appliances, incidents and fatalities can also occur in campsites, caravans and on board boats where faulty gas cookers, appliances, petrol powered generators or portable BBQs have led to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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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.
     
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    Press and Parliamentary reaction to tragic Whitby harbour deaths

    News outlets from across the UK have reacted to the news that two fishermen in Whitby were reportedly killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.

    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch issued a bulletin with guidance on carbon monoxide boat safety following the deaths in January, the sentiments of which have been echoed by Barry Sheerman MP, co-Chair of the APPCOG.

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    Parliamentarians back CO Awareness Week

    Parliamentarians have joined campaigners to kick off CO Awareness Week.

    November 18th sees the start of the 8th annual week of events, as organised by charity CO-Awareness.
     
    An information poster is available here, or you can show your support by donating to CO-Awareness here.
     
    Regular updates are available through their twitter: @LynnCoAware
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    Welsh Assembly discuss Carbon Monoxide during First Minister's Questions

    Members of the National Assembly for Wales have questioned First Minister Carwyn Jones and Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government and Government Business, on the steps being taken in Wales towards tackling carbon monoxide poisoning. 

     

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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.