Landlords in England are now legally required to provide Carbon Monoxide alarms in their properties. This victory comes after tireless campaigning by the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, consisting of passionate MPs and House of Lords members from five different political parties.
But here's the catch: safety concerns remain. With the recent surge in energy prices, people are resorting to desperate measures to cut costs. Picture this: using a BBQ to warm up indoors or cooking on it, firing up an old gas fire, or burning painted wood that releases toxic fumes. These dangerous shortcuts can lead to fatal consequences.
What's even more worrisome? People may delay servicing their appliances due to financial constraints. This is a risk we can't afford to take.
Did you know that over half of the homes in England (54%) lack carbon monoxide alarms? While smoke alarms are common, many people are unaware of the dangers posed by this silent killer.
Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can accumulate rapidly indoors, where airflow is limited. As we head into the winter months, coupled with rising energy costs, it's crucial to prioritize your family's safety. Don't let financial constraints put your loved ones at risk. Invest in a carbon monoxide alarm today and gain peace of mind. Stay one step ahead of this invisible threat.
Spread awareness about carbon monoxide poisoning and ensure every home is equipped with a life-saving alarm. Together, let's create a safer environment for all.
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