Carbon Monoxide

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Nov 13 '18 16:10

National fire brigade Brandweer Nederland and the Dutch Burns Foundation are sounding the alarm about "silent killer" carbon monoxide. Over the past six weeks 40 people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by faulty geysers, heaters, poor ventilation or clogged flues, NU.nl reports.

"The cold has not even started in the Netherlands and we are already seeing so many accidents", Jet Vroege of the fire brigade said, according to the newspaper. "The silent killer CO is already working hard this year."

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Jun 13 '18 08:39

Smokers inhale much higher doses of harmful substances than is stated on their cigarette packages, according to a study by Dutch public health institute RIVM. The researchers found that the amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide is at least twice as high as manufacturers claim, ANP reports.

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Dec 26 '17 09:06

A carbon monoxide leak at pizzeria Fratelli in Leidschendam left 19 people feeling unwell on Christmas. Emergency services responded to the Italian restaurant on Sluiskant over lunch time after receiving a report of people falling ill, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 4 '17 08:51

An apartment building on Valkenhorst in Leiden was evacuated just after midnight after the fire department discovered that several geysers in the building emit far too much carbon monoxide. The fire brigade was called in after a family living in the building went to hospital when they felt ill, Omroep West reports.

The fire brigade evacuated all 42 homes in the building. Around 10 people were checked by ambulance personnel. Residents were given shelter in an adjacent shopping mall. 

Mar 8 '16 15:45

A group of about 40 students fell ill at a Hague school after a swim lesson. Five students and two teachers were transported to an area hospital

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Jul 16 '15 11:19

A carbon monoxide leak in a home on Slotboomstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday sent 13 people to the hospital

Feb 16 '15 12:00

There is a lot of unrest on among Terschelling residents about possible gas drilling in the Wadden Sea.

Feb 2 '15 16:58

A campaign about the dangers of carbon monoxide was launched in the Netherlands on Monday by the national fire department and Brandwonden Stichting (Netherlands Burns Foundation). The nationwide civil defense siren that is tested monthly at midday marked the start of the campaign.

Feb 2 '15 13:39

The bodies of a man and a woman was found in a home on Einderstraat in Schinveld, Limburg on Sunday night.

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Jan 20 '15 11:13

Five people became unwell in the police station on Europark in Oosterhout this morning. The fire department is investigating the cause.

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Dec 30 '14 13:18

Six people became ill in a clothing store in the village of Balk in Friesland, presumably due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Five of them were taken to the hospital, the fire department reports.

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Nov 13 '14 11:55

Five people were hurt by carbon monoxide poisoning in Rotterdam last night.

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Nov 3 '14 12:42

The number of deaths because of carbon monoxide poisoning is increasing because of mistakes in the installation of new central heating boilers. Tjibbe Joustra, President of the Safety Board, says that installers are often not qualified.

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Apr 14 '14 10:25

A 16-year old boy has died in Veenoord, Emmen, after leaving a frying pan on the fire for too long on Saturday night.

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Dec 12 '13 09:22

31 people were in a Rotterdam apartment building were brought to a hospital overnight after reporting symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The people were evacuated from nine homes in a Rotterdam Zuid apartment building.

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