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Carbon monoxide is dangerous and can be fatal

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colourless, odourless gas that kills on average six people in Ireland every year. 

Carbon monoxide is produced when carbon fuels such as coal, wood, turf, gas, petrol or oil do not have enough oxygen to burn completely.

In most cases, people do not know that they are being exposed to carbon monoxide so it is it vital that safety precautions are taken.

Learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to avoid it by choosing from the links on the left.

Carbon monoxide Facts (PDF 1MB) or link to the Carbon monoxide Facts HTML version.

Medical advice for GPs (PDF 1.57MB) or link to Medical advice for GPs HTML version

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