Treat gas heat with care
St John has timely first aid tips for the prevention of gas poisoning.
Gas heaters without a chimney are particularly dangerous when used in a confined space with inadequate ventilation. Gas and patio heaters, and gas and charcoal barbecues all release a number of poisonous gases.
The best treatment is prevention: Ensure there is adequate ventilation.
Never go to sleep with gas heating on. Signs of gas poisoning include nausea, drowsiness, confusion and loss of consciousness.