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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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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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Gas Safety Trust to fund new carbon monoxide study

The Gas Safety Trust has announced it will be funding the East of England Ambulance carbon monoxide (CO) screening study, which will commence in May 2015. CO is the most common type of accidental poisoning and can lead to breathing, neuropsychological and cardiovascular problems and potentially death. The Department of Health estimate that around 4,000 […]

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Report highlights dangers of open flue boilers

The latest Downstream Incident Data Report has been released, covering accidental carbon monoxide (CO) incidents in Great Britain associated with the use of natural gas and piped Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the home. This report, funded by the Gas Safety Trust and prepared by Downstream Gas, found that during the period 1 July 2012 […]

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