For the final day of my 12 days of Christmas I am giving you the chance to win a Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector worth £109!
It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month and, following shocking new research revealing the risks some UK families are taking when it comes to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, I have decided to team up with npower in an attempt to raise awareness of this silent killer.
Recent research has uncovered that a massive 43% of the UK wouldn’t know what to do if there was a carbon monoxide leak in their home; and more than a third of UK homes still don’t have a CO alarm fitted. Adding to this, only 5% of us can identify the most common symptoms of CO poisoning and two thirds of the nation surprisingly don’t know that a log burner can be a cause of CO poisoning.
Dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting, tiredness and confusion, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, and stomach pain are the most common symptoms of CO poisoning. But, one in six people (15.1%) incorrectly think a metallic taste in your mouth would be a symptom and one in ten (9.6%) think a fever would be a symptom. Although many symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to flu, a fever would never be a symptom.
In a bid to help raise awareness of CO, npower have asked my readers to get creative, well, ask their children to get creative! We want your children to design a #COMonsters, a drawing showing what they think this deadly gas would look like if it wasn’t invisible – check out the video for some inspiration!
To enter this competition you simply need to upload your #COMonsters drawing to the social media platform of your choice (twitter, instagram or facebook), ensuring that it is set as public, using #COMonsters and tagging me in. For twitter and instagram please tag @CorneliusBlog, for facebook please tag A Slice of My Life Wales. Please ensure that this is set as a public update and not a story that disappears after 24 hours.
T&Cs : The winner will be contacted by email, if I receive no reply within one week I will draw another winner. The prize will be fulfilled by npower. UK only. Over 18 year olds only. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.
Head over to the npower site to find out more about Carbon Monoxide.
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