Heater safety warning issued as cold weather hits

SOUTH Australians firing up their heaters to escape the winter chill are being warned about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

SA Health Public Health Services acting director Dr Chris Lease said there had been a 60pc increase in emergency department presentations for carbon monoxide related poisoning conditions so far in 2017/18, compared to 2016/17.

“Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’ because it has no


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