To mark this year’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month npower has released findings from its annual carbon monoxide research to highlight how at risk the UK could be from CO poisoning. The results show there is a clear disparity between the UK’s actual understanding of what the symptoms are, which appliances can be a cause and also what people should do if they suspect they are suffering from CO poisoning.
The research sheds light on how Britons could be worryingly underprepared to spot cases of CO poisoning. Despite 96% of the UK saying they know CO poisoning can be fatal, less than 5% are actually able to correctly identify the most common symptoms. Take a look below at some of the shocking research results.
This November npower hope that by getting more people to talk about carbon monoxide poisoning, more people will be aware of the symptoms, the potential causes and what to do if there is a CO leak in their home. Ultimately of course this means that they could help to reduce the number of completely preventable deaths each year.
So, I am really excited to announce that npower are going to be giving away a super duper Nest Protect Fire and Smoke Alarm (RRP £109) to one lucky blog reader. The new Nest Protect detects fast-burning fires, smouldering fires and carbon monoxide. It tells you where the danger is and alerts your phone in case you’re not home. You can check it’s status and get alerts when you’re not home and silence the alarm from your mobile phone. Plus, it self tests itself automatically so there is no chirping in the night! Best of all it can keep you and your home safe for up to ten years.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning your own Nest Protect Fire and Smoke Alarm is answer one easy peasy question. This giveaway is open to UK residents only and you can enter now by simply clicking on the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck!
*This post and giveaway has been written in collaboration with npower