Carbon Monoxide is a highly dangerous gas produced when any carbon-
This 50 minute documentary focuses on this hidden danger and presents startling evidence that life-
Made with the full participation of CO Awareness, the leading charity dealing with CO poisoning, political figures and members of the medical profession, The Perfect Poison examines the terrible toll exacted by this largely unrecognised – and unreported – danger. Heartbreaking interviews with victims and their relatives illustrate its tragic effects on families and individuals, including one couple whose thirteen year old daughter was killed by CO leaking from the house next door.
The documentary is both emotionally disturbing and a call to action. Concerned doctors speak out to highlight the astonishing lack of medical awareness of CO poisoning, asking why front-
Why, when almost all of us use boilers, gas cookers and so on, do the UK NHS and emergency staff not routinely test for CO poisoning – or even ask the simplest of indicative questions? How many people suffering from CO poisoning are being given a prescription for headache pills, an iron supplement or something equally ineffective, and are then being sent home from their GP or from A&E to be poisoned again?
Official figures claim that there are just 4,000 CO-
For full details of the programme and its participants, please contact Steve Grant.