Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week takes place this year between 26th September and 2nd October.
- The aim of the campaign this year is to highlight the fact that carbon monoxide (CO) can, and does, kill. It is colourless, odourless, hard to detect and it can kill in less than three minutes.
- On average, six people in Ireland die every year as a result of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. But there’s a lot you can do to safeguard against it.
- Carbon Monoxide can be produced by ANY fuel that burns, including coal, turf, oil, gas and wood.
- Service fuel burning appliances and have chimneys swept annually.
- Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home.
The campaign is being fronted by Tommy McAnairey, the ballad-singing canary created to drive awareness about carbon monoxide, and will feature across all national and local media with a significant social media presence. There will also be radio and TV coverage as well as media interviews with people directly affected by carbon monoxide. Rory Cowan, star of the hit comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys, is a campaign ambassador for Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week this year due to his own personal experience with carbon monoxide exposure.
You can support the week by:
- Following Tommy on Twitter @TommyMcAnairey
- Following Gas Networks Ireland on Twitter @GasNetIrl and retweeting Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week tweets to your followers
Further information is available from link to the Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week website www.carbonmonoxide.ie