Dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning highlighted after Newry incident

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Friday, December 16th, 2016
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carbon-monoxide-1Members of the public have been warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning by Newry, Mourne & Down Councillor Liz Kimmins. The Sinn Féin elected representative highlighted her concerns after an incident occurred in the local area. Speaking to Newry Times, she explained, “Fortunately there were no serious consequences as a result of this incident, but it serves as a crucial reminder to us all of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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30th-nov-2016-small-box“Carbon monoxide is an odourless gas that kills and unfortunately over the past few years we have seen an increase in tragic deaths of several people due to carbon monoxide poisoning.” Cllr Kimmins said that it was important that house owners, landlords and tenants are alert to the dangers involved. “Awareness is key to the issue of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Knowing the situations that cause such incidents and how to protect oneself from carbon monoxide are essential.” Article continues below: 2nd-dec-2016-big-boxThe Councillor added, “Detectors can prevent these tragedies. I would urge people especially those who live in buildings deemed at high risk to purchase a detector immediately as this small investment could save you and your family’s lives.”

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