Although carbon dioxide is a normal part of the air we breathe, it can be dangerous if you're exposed to it at high levels. You can find all the information below on carbon dioxide and how to protect yourself against leaks and remain safe.
Carbon dioxide is naturally produced when people breathe out. It is a colourless, tasteless, odourless gas. The level of CO2 in your home is related to the number of people in your home. You may have a safety risk if appliances are creating high CO2 levels.
Carbon dioxide is different to carbon monoxide, which can be dangerous even in small doses. You'll need to take different safety measures to protect against carbon monoxide safety.
Carbon dioxide detectors are not available to buy for homes. The best way to protect against high levels of carbon dioxide is to make sure you contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to perform an annual maintenance and safety check.
Some symptoms of high levels of carbon dioxide include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, and believe it is because of a carbon dioxide leak, you should seek immediate medical attention.