The threat of carbon monoxide poisoning will be the focus of a Christmas storyline on ITV’s Coronation Street.
The Health and Safety Executive report that there are around 50 deaths a year in the UK from accidental CO poisoning in England and Wales – with around 4,000 people admitted to hospital with CO symptoms.
A recent survey by Gas Safety Week highlighted the confusion about CO poisoning – with many under the misconception that symptoms include memory loss and a funny taste in the mouth.
Plumb Center and Parts Center managing director Keith Jones welcomes the soap’s storyline.
“The number of people killed or seriously affected by the effects of CO poisoning are simply unacceptable. And yet CO detectors are simple to install and inexpensive to buy.”