This report has been prepared as part of the Joint Industry
Programme (JIP) Addressing Carbon Monoxide (CO) Issues and within
the Incident Data project area. The aim of this project is to
identify common causes of CO incidents related to appliance and
system design, installation and maintenance. Information for
incidents since 1996/97, which was prior to the setting up of the
JIP, has been obtained from industry reports and has already been
reported as part of the JIP. This is the second report of a series
that are to be issued and covers the period 1997/98. The results of
this report indicate that the number of domestic related CO
poisoning deaths reported, at 22 during 1997/98, was in
line with previous trends and that the majority of all CO poisoning deaths involved domestic open flued appliances. Space heating appliances were responsible for the majority of deaths.
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