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What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?

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Carbon Dioxide is a colourless, odourless gas which is extremely poisonous. CO has result which your solid fuel burner is malfunctioning or even from burning the fuel incorrectly. If you have a solid fuel burner or fire in your open it is advisable to be familiar with the symptoms of CO poisoning, which are

  • Headaches
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Chest Pains
  • Stomach Pains
  • Visual Problems

If you suspect that CO is escaping from your combustion appliance or your CO alarm goes off follow these steps

  • Turn the appliance off
  • Open doors and windows for ventilation
  • Leave the building and wait for the air to clear
  • If you feel unwell, go to the doctor or hospital
  • Before you use the appliance contact an approved HETAS Registered Installer (like us)
  • Do not use the appliance until you are told it is safe