BoilerJuice Supports Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Week

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The UK’s leading online heating oil supplier has teamed up with charity CO Awareness, to help promote the danger of Carbon Monoxide poisoning during their 9th annual awareness week.

The event, which takes place from the 17th November to the 23rd November, aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by Carbon Monoxide poisoning, by raising awareness of the causes, symptoms and effects of the deadly gas.

Hoping to spread the word to homeowners across the country, online heating oil supplier BoilerJuice has created an informative infographic, designed to help people learn how to easily identify the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, as well as what steps to take if they think they may be suffering from it.

A spokesperson from BoilerJuice commented: “Carbon Monoxide poisoning is usually linked with gas appliances, so many families who use alternative fuels such as heating oil or wood burners do not consider it a threat. Unfortunately, they are equally at risk.

“As temperatures begin to drop and winter sets in, it is important to get your heating system examined for faults or leaks by a trained engineer. It may not sound like much, but in reality, simple measures such as installing a Carbon Monoxide alarm or getting your boiler checked can save lives.”

According to figures released by Gov.UK, there are approximately 50 deaths caused by Carbon Monoxide poisoning each year, with over 4,000 people across England and Wales attending A&E as a result of CO exposure.

The toxic gas, which has no colour, taste or smell, is extremely difficult to detect. Despite this fact, over 62% of homes in the UK do not have a Carbon Monoxide alarm installed.

To find out more about Carbon Monoxide poisoning and how to stay safe all year round, please visit view the infographic here: https://www.boilerjuice.com/blog/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-infographic-2014/

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For enquiries, please contact BoilerJuice’s press office:

Francesca Oldham

+44 (0) 148 030 8063

About BoilerJuice

BoilerJuice was originally formed in 2004 by a group of friends who used oil for their central heating. They wanted to make ordering home heating oil simpler, cheaper and more convenient - so they decided to set up a website to bring heating oil users and suppliers together 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing heating oil users to place orders even when the heating oil distributors' offices are closed.

Over the past 10 years the company has grown to be the leading independent heating oil website in the UK, delivering millions of litres of heating oil to thousands of customers every single month.

BoilerJuice is a wholly owned subsidiary of Welsummer Ltd, owned by Paul Ward, one of BoilerJuice’s founders and operates completely impartially - comparing heating oil prices from a network of registered suppliers across the UK.

Statistics taken from Gov.UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-sends-4-000-people-to-a-e-each-year).

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