News Date: Monday 4th December 2006
Tim Supports Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton is supporting a campaign which aims to draw the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning to the public's attention.
The UK's first Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is being launched by CO-Awareness at the House of Commons on Tuesday 5th December 2006. CO-Awareness is a not-for-profit organisation based in Cheshire that is working to raise awareness of the dangers of CO. They will be calling on the Government, regulators and industry to tighten procedures for inspection and maintenance of equipment, as well as improving training of installers and giving them access to CO monitors.
"Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning is usually the result of poorly maintained boilers or other domestic appliances and is thought to kill 50 people in Britain every year. This number is on the increase and Carbon Monoxide is the most common poison in the UK today.
"Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is intended to draw the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning to the public's attention. I urge all my constituents to take precautions to protect themselves and their families, by making sure that their domestic appliances are maintained and Carbon Monoxide alarms are fitted in their homes."
Note to Editor:
1) Further information about Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is available from CO-Awareness on 07715 899296 or at www.co-awareness.co.uk
Tim Loughton MP , 2006