Joint industry programme on carbon monoxide
A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 1998/9 produced from the full investigation of incidents which had resulted from the use of piped natural gas and LPG within Great Britain
This report is the third in a series that has been prepared as part of the Joint Industry Programme (JIP) Addressing Carbon Monoxide (CO) Issues and within the Incident Data project area. It covers the period 1998/99. The aim of this project is to identify common causes of CO incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance. Collection scheme for piped natural gas and LPG CO incidents, which occur within Great Britain, has been established. The results of this report indicate that the number of domestic related CO poisoning deaths reported, at 23 during 1998/99, was in line with previous trends and that the majority of all CO incidents involved domestic open flued appliances. Central heating appliances were responsible for the majority of fatal and non-fatal casualties.
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