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Carbon Monoxide awareness week

Carbon monoxide charity CO-Awareness takes to the road to raise awareness.

CO-Awareness Week is organised by CO-Awareness, a charity set up by campaigner Lynn Griffiths to support victims of carbon monoxide poisoning and increase awareness of this deadly gas.

Now in its seventh year, it is set to hit the road again with a series of events up and down the country.  Following an official launch event at the House of Lords on 19th November, CO- Awareness Week gets underway at the following venues:


Tuesday 20th November - Northern Ireland

Newtownabbey Borough Council - 10.30am - 13.30pm
BT36 5QA

Wednesday 21st November - Scotland

Reid Kerr College - 10.30am - 13.30pm

Sainsburys - 10.00am - 14.00pm
Braehead Shopping Centre
G51 4BT

Thursday 22nd November – South Wales

Neath Port Talbot College - 9.30am - 12.00pm
Neath Port
SA10 7RF

Neath Tesco  - 10.30am - 14.30pm
Neath Abbey Road
Neath Port Talbot
SA10 7FE

Friday 23rd November - Widnes, Cheshire

Stobart Stadium - 9.30am - 12.00pm
Karalius Suite
Lowerhouse Lane

Tesco Extra Widnes - 10.00am - 16.00pm
Ashley Retail Park

For more information about Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week visit the CO-Awareness website.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill. Remember to have all your gas appliances, including boilers, gas cookers and gas fires, safety checked annually to help prevent your gas appliance from producing carbon monoxide.

You should also fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm and remember the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  1. Headaches
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea
  4. Breathlessness
  5. Collapse
  6. Loss of consciousness
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