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Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

 

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Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year

To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the chief medical officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said: “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer which leads to 50 deaths every year.”

Recent analysis revealed the hidden toll, each year, from this dangerous invisible gas:

  • 4,000 people go to A&E
  • 200 people are hospitalised

There are around 50 deaths in England and Wales