The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is responsible for more than 50 deaths a year in the UK alone and leaves more than 200 people seriously ill. It has no smell or taste making it difficult to detect and it’s for this reason that no home should be without a good, reliable carbon monoxide alarm. This month, to help you keep your friends, families and colleagues safe, Discount Fire Supplies have reduced the price of the Zeta Domestic LED Carbon Monoxide Alarm by nearly 40%.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO), sometimes referred to as the ‘silent killer’, is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. It is produced when fuels such as gas, oil, coal and wood do not burn fully and the most common causes of carbon monoxide are malfunctioning, poorly installed or poorly maintained household appliances such as cookers, heaters and central heating boilers.

What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

When you breathe in carbon monoxide the gas enters your blood stream and mixes with the haemoglobin, preventing your red blood cells from carrying oxygen around the body. This lack of oxygen causes your body tissues and cells to die.

What are the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to those of the Flu, food poisoning, viral infections and tiredness. This makes it easy to mistake this very dangerous poisoning as something less serious. The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness and confusion
  • Stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing

However, there are other tell tale signs which can help you eliminate more common illnesses, these include other people (or pets) in your house, flat or workplace falling ill with similar symptoms or the symptoms being seasonal, i.e. symptoms appearing more during the winter when central heating is used more frequently.

The Zeta Domestic Carbon Monoxide Alarm

All the above reasons offer a valid argument as to why every household or workplace should have reliable, working carbon monoxide alarm to offer an early warning of the presence of carbon monoxide.

The Zeta Domestic Carbon Monoxide Alarm can help you to protect from carbon monoxide by providing an audible and visual alarm. The alarm is BSI approved and, with its portable design and easy installation, is ideal for use at home or even on holiday. The Zeta Domestic LED Carbon Monoxide Alarm comes as a sealed tamper proof unit with a built-in battery lasting up to 7 years in normal operating conditions and has an LED display to indicate the presence of power, fault and alarm.

How Discount Fire Supplies Can Help

Discount Fire Supplies stock a wide range of safety products to help our customers to stay safe in the home and workplace and this month to help combat the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning we have reduced the price of the Zeta Domestic LED Carbon Monoxide Alarm to just £15.60. That’s nearly 40% off!

The discount has already been applied to the product so all you need to do is add it to your basket and head to the checkout. The Zeta Domestic Carbon Monoxide Alarm will return to its original price of £24.95 at the beginning of October 2013.

Discount Fire Supplies are committed to providing the best safety equipment and information and hope that we can help raise awareness of how serious carbon monoxide poisoning can be to ensure that all of our customers can stay safe.


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