gas safety trust

Gas Safety Trust becomes CO Research Trust

The Gas Safety Trust will now be known as The CO Research Trust, to provide a more accurate reflection of the work it carries out. The organisation has also announced that Baroness Finlay will become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees.   “Our vision is a world where people are not exposed to […]

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Cold homes and those in fuel poverty are also at risk from CO poisoning – says new research

New research had found that fuel poor households on the lowest incomes are also at risk from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The research, carried out by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA), recorded elevated CO levels greater than 10 ppm in 35% of monitored homes. Above this threshold, prolonged exposure can have negative health effects. […]

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New research finds extractor fans are key to improving CO safety in kitchens

New research (sponsored by the Gas Safety Trust) has found that the use of an extractor fan during cooking made a significant impact on the reduction of risk of CO poisoning.  Consequently, the GST is calling on householders and tenants to make sure they use their extractor fans when cooking or open a window if they […]

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Gas Safety Trust announces funding for research into screening for Carbon Monoxide poisoning

The Gas Safety Trust (GST) has announced it is funding research to be carried out by Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey that will seek to understand the number of patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with raised carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) levels that could be caused by carbon monoxide (CO) exposure in the home or at work. Dubbed […]

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Gas Safety Trust launches new online Carbon Monoxide Portal resource

The Gas Safety Trust has launched its new carbon monoxide (CO) portal www.coportal.org. The Portal has been created to host and signpost data and information relating to carbon monoxide in the UK as recommended in the 2011 All Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group report ‘Preventing Carbon Monoxide’. The Portal has three main sections Legislation and […]

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