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    Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that has no colour, taste or smell.

    Each year, there are around 30 deaths in the UK from Carbon Monoxide poisoning and many more people suffer health problems due to Carbon Monoxide exposure.

    Are you aware of the dangers? Is your home or halls fitted with a detector?

    Please take the short Carbon Monoxide survey




    If you have been affected by Carbon Monoxide poisoning, email your story to show your support: to [email protected]

    For more information visit www.co-bealarmed.co.uk


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    Well I had a friend sleeping in a room with a boiler with no carbon monxide monitor. That was fixed pretty damn quickly.

    So yes, though I must admit I haven checked our boiler over personally (A flatmate has I don't even know how to set the damn thing) but we didn't have smoke detectors for 3 months. I have a dangerously cavalier attitude to things I feel....
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    Big up my landlord and lady, they left us a smoke detector and CO detector for free!
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Well I had a friend sleeping in a room with a boiler with no carbon monoxide monitor. That was fixed pretty damn quickly.
    Did you get a monitor or move out the friend?
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    (Original post by J)
    Did you get a monitor or move out the friend?
    Monitor was installed.
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    Yes, we have a carbon monoxide monitor near our boiler. Next question please.
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    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    Yes, we have a carbon monoxide monitor near our boiler. Next question please.
    ummmm when was the last time your boiler was serviced AND who won the world cup in 1945?
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    (Original post by J)
    ummmm when was the last time your boiler was serviced AND who won the world cup in 1945?
    Our boiler was serviced recently (october I think, I can't remember the date off the top of my head) and they're fixing our timer woo! And if you mean football then there wasn't a world cup in 1945.
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    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    Our boiler was serviced recently (october I think, I can't remember the date off the top of my head) and they're fixing our timer woo! And if you mean football then there wasn't a world cup in 1945.
    curses you saw through my trick question!

    Anyone had any bad landlord/student housing experiences?

    the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning sound like a hangover, anyone think they've had it? (not a hangover...)


    A headache is the most common symptom of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Other common symptoms include:

    * Headache
    * feeling sick (nausea) and dizziness
    * feeling tired and confused
    * being sick (vomiting) and having abdominal (stomach) pain
    * shortness of breath and difficultly breathing (dyspnoea)

    The symptoms of CO poisoning can resemble those of food poisoning and the flu. However, unlike flu, CO poisoning does not cause a high temperature (fever).

    More Carbon Monoxide symptom info
 
 
 
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