With Christmas fast approaching, the CO Angels are urging everyone to make sure their homes are safe from the potentially fatal carbon monoxide (CO). As the country prepares for the festive season, home maintenance and awareness of silent dangers such as carbon monoxide in the home, get forgotten. But this is something the CO Angels are eager to raise on everybody’s Christmas agenda.
Stacey Rodgers, Vikki Courtman and Melissa Matthews formed the awareness group CO Angels after each losing a loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning. After launching in Parliament in 2010, their aim is to ensure the message of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning reach as many people as possible.
Carbon monoxide poses a real threat, with recent stats from the Department of Health showing that 50 people die each year from CO poisoning and another 4,000 are treated in hospital.
This poisonous gas is...