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Ÿ If CO is in your cabin space, everyone is at risk, no one is immune!


Ÿ Some people will be affected much more quickly:


Ÿ Pregnant women and unborn babies


Ÿ Babies and young children Ÿ Older people


Ÿ People with respiratory problems or heart conditions.


For other reasons, some people may be at higher risk:


Those who have been doing something active and are breathing more rapidly and deeply and have a greater need for oxygen


Those who have been drinking heavily - because the symptoms may be masked


Further information on CO and boating


For more information on CO and fire safety on boats and routine safety check items - Boat Safety Scheme: www.boatsafetyscheme.org/co


For alarm information - Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) http:llcogdem.org.uk/CoGDEMCO site/index.htmi


For general CO advice Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Gas Safety Advice Line 0800 300 363 www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/co. htm


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Gas Safe Register - for gas fitters www.gassaferegister.co.uk


British Marine Federation - for local boatyards www.britishmarine.co.uk


Charities with an interest in CO


The Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society www.co-gassafety.co.uk/


CO-Awareness www.co-awareness.com/


Gas Safe Charity www.gassafecharity.org.uk/


Acknowledgements


Gas Safety Trust www.gas-safety-trust.org.uk/ CO-Angels www.co-angels.co.uk/


The leaflet content and production is supported by five CoGDEM member companies that produce CO alarms: Ei Electronics, FireHawk Alarms, Honeywell, Kidde, and Sprue -www.cogdem.org.uk


CoGDEM is the UK trade body for companies and experts in the field of gas detection. CoGDEM provides its expertise to UK, European and global standards-writing bodies, and provides technical guidance and support to all CO awareness-raising projects and organisations, including the HSE.


The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Health Protection Agency staff especially linked to the medical information.


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