Around 12 million UK homes don't have a carbon monoxide alarm - leaving lives at risk from the 'silent killer'



Around 12 million UK homes are not protected by a carbon monoxide alarm – leaving many lives at risk, experts warn.
Known as the ‘silent killer’, the gas is completely invisible, it has no smell and no taste. The only definitive way to detect a leak is with an alarm.
Leaks, which can kill in just minutes, can be caused by incorrectly installed and poorly maintained household appliances like boilers, cookers and fires.
But families are unaware of such dangers and are more likely to install locks on their windows than a potentially life-saving CO alarm, a survey revealed.
Some 2,000 people... read more

 
4 September 2017 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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