Treat gas heat with care

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By DR TONY SMITH

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.

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