What should you do in an emergency?
Remove the victim from the contaminated area immediately
Place them in the open air
Give pure oxygen if available
Keep them at rest - avoiding all exertion
Call for medical help urgently
Remember: evacuate, ventilate, communicate
If you suspect that an appliance is leaking carbon monoxide turn it off, open all doors and windows and get it checked by a qualified professional as soon as possible.
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Last updated: Wednesday 25 April 2018