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Five individuals required hospital treatment for the illness after they called ambulance and fire crews to their home in Croydon in March 2009 due to the fact they were suffering symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and nausea.
All of the residents were taken to the Princess Royal Hospital immediately for professional medical attention, with three of the group then being transferred to Whipps Cross Hospital for hyperbaric treatment.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that landlord James Long was not in possession of a gas safety certificate, meaning all appliances had not been checked over by a qualified individual.
Matthew Raine, inspector at the HSE, observed: "This carbon monoxide poisoning could easily have been fatal."
Recent government figures revealed that 4,000 people go to A&E every year in the UK due to the effects of this illness.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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