Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021
With rising fuel costs pushing up the cost of living this winter, more people may suffer from Carbon Monoxide poisoning because they are unable to afford to service their boilers or buy an alarm.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas which has been linked to a range of long-term health conditions and complications, including low birth weight in babies, brain damage and heart disease. Many of us could be being harmed without even knowing, as carbon monoxide cannot be seen, smelled or tasted – this is why it is known as the ‘silent killer’.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is taking place this year from 22nd to 28th November. This annual campaign is led by the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) and aims to raise awareness of carbon monoxide. Join in online with #COAW21.
Throughout the week important key messages will be shared online to help people keep themselves, their loved ones and their communities safe from this poisonous gas. Thank you to all who have joined in so far - take a look at some of today's action below.
There is concern amongst MPs and engineers that the increasing costs of living this winter will have a negative impact on many households who are struggling, as they may be unable to afford the usual upkeep and maintenance on their homes this winter. Families finding it difficult to put food on the table or afford essential medication may not prioritise having their boiler serviced. However, this could put them at greater risk of exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning.
So, this year it is more important than ever to support our communities and keep an eye out for the early warning signs that something might not be safe. The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) has partnered with United Against CO to produce a range of awareness raising content and online tools that can be downloaded for free. Keep safe this winter - get your online tool kit today and start spreading the word about carbon monoxide!
It's #CarbonMonoxideAwarenessWeek!— All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (@APPCOG_UK) November 22, 2021
Throughout the week we will share information about #CarbonMonoxide to help you protect yourself and your loved ones from this poisonous gas. Each day will have its own theme so check back every day to get all the information. #COAW21 pic.twitter.com/bZxgWunnPP
It only takes 1️⃣ minute to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from #CarbonMonoxide poisoning.— All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (@APPCOG_UK) November 22, 2021
Take our #CarbonMonoxideQuiz to brush up on your knowledge of this poisonous gas☠️ #COAW21
Take the quiz here: https://t.co/6tAiMcBwqe pic.twitter.com/4VguKlhDG9
This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in the UK. How much do you know about the silent killer? Take this quiz to find out and learn how to stay safe. https://t.co/cJG6aTpb9p#carbonmonoxideawarenessweek #unitedagainstco pic.twitter.com/gmd4G9a9kj— United Against CO (@UnitedAgainstCO) November 22, 2021
Today is the start of #CarbonMonoxideAwarenessWeek 2021. As the days get colder & the heating is turned on, the potential risks of #carbonmonoxide poisoning increase as we spend more time at home 🏡— IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) (@IGEMGi) November 22, 2021
Stay safe, go & check your carbon monoxide alarms today.#COAW21 @APPCOG_UK pic.twitter.com/xsOk8EfF7d
Over the course of this week, we’ll be sharing information on how to keep you and your family safe from the Silent Killer.— SGN (@SGNgas) November 22, 2021
You can read more here: https://t.co/rW5JGuoKa9#carbonmonoxideawarenessweek2021 pic.twitter.com/MiiqvTOUWh
This is why we’re supporting Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021. We don’t want anyone else to have to organise a funeral for a loved one killed by this silent killer. #carbonmonoxideawarenessweek2021 pic.twitter.com/83FIJ4KJ2Z— Avril Samuel (@katiehainesMT) November 22, 2021
This #CarbonMonoxideAwarenessWeek it is important to know how to keep yourself safe...— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) November 22, 2021
✅ Check fuel burning appliances
✅Get a carbon monoxide alarm
And most importantly..
✅ Understand the symptoms pic.twitter.com/QRK90RANXu
We're supporting the campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of #CarbonMonoxide poisoning. Often called the 'silent killer', it can also leave survivors with severe, life-long brain injury.— Headway - the brain injury association (@HeadwayUK) November 22, 2021
Stay safe this winter! #COAW21 https://t.co/W0HEP8sGsB
How much do you know about #CarbonMonoxide (CO)?— HETAS (@hetas_uk) November 22, 2021
To kick off #CarbonMonoxideAwarenessWeek test your knowledge with a #CO quiz from @APPCOG_UK.
📝 https://t.co/L1ERRYmyCR 📝
View the #HETAS series of CO safety videos by following the link in bio.#safety #advice pic.twitter.com/64LKl0p11k