Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week will run from 22 - 28 November 2021
Thanks to all who have supported this campaign over the years - we make the biggest impact when we unite together! Full Asset Kit now available for download from United Against CO.
The Launch Event will take place on Monday 22 November at 4pm, kindly chaired by Barry Sheerman MP, who says:
"As the Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, I am urging everyone to understand the dangers posed by carbon monoxide. Each year in November, Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is held to raise awareness of what you can do to stay safe and protect your family. Number one is get your appliances serviced and invest in a carbon monoxide alarm. But if that's not affordable for you, there are still simple things you can do to stay safe. Learn the signs that carbon monoxide could be around, and save the Gas Emergency Service number on to your phone today - it could save a life!"
If you wish to attend the launch event for Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, or to request more information, please email laura.fatah [at] policyconnect.org.uk.
Key Messages for #COAW21
- Carbon monoxide is not only a killer: Sub-lethal poisoning is associated with chronic health conditions
- Symptoms of exposure + COMA: Raising awareness to aid identification of potential exposures
- Staying safe: Behaviours that increase & reduce CO risks, Gas Emergency Service number 0800 111 999
Throughout the week
- The Carbon Monoxide Awareness Quiz can be accessed here: Carbon Monoxide Quiz (typeform.com)
- The Silent Killer “Whodunnit” – a murder mystery game for 12 – 16yos that SGN have developed, all related resources can be downloaded here: SGN - The silent killer
- Think CO’s Carbon monoxide video with Hindi/English sound with Leicester Fire and Rescue Service: Gas Appliance Safety - YouTube (<- shorter version with English sound) Hindi - Carbon Monoxide risks in the home - YouTube
- On Thursday 25 November at 3pm, Dr James Hanlon will be presenting his report looking at solid fuels and carbon monoxide. Sign up here for this CO Research Trust event.