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Carbon Monoxide can kill

With over 50,000 solid fuel stoves and oil boilers installed each year in Ireland, OFTEC is raising awareness of the dangers associated with these and all fuel appliances during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, which is running from Monday next. In Ireland, every year carbon monoxide poisoning causes the death of up to six people and makes many more ill. OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating, cooking and solid fuel installers in Ireland, is supporting Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week for the fifth year in a row and is highlighting the particularly high risk associated with the recent growth in stoves across the country. Through its technicians, the trade body has found that many householders are still unaware of the risks of the potentially deadly substance in relation to fossil fuels and preventative measures that they should be taking. OFTEC Ireland Manager David Blevings said,“Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas which in high levels can kill in as little as …

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