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Funding available for research into CO poisoning

A charity has launched its call for grants for research into the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Gas Safety Trust (GST) is inviting applications from businesses, charities, researchers and academics working on prevention and better understanding of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Since 2013, it has awarded almost £3 million to a range of gas safety programmes and projects.

GST is the UK's principal CO research charity and is focused on funding research to provide evidence to support improved awareness and understanding of the effects of CO.

Current research involves the Trust working with a range of medical and academic personnel from areas including A&E services, neurologists and toxicologists, military veterans and the travelling community.

Chris Bielby, GST chair, said: "GST has been pleased to have been able to support a number of important projects relating to gas safety and CO.

"We will continue to fund research looking at both lethal and sub-lethal CO exposure and ways to improve CO data collection and analysis, as we know that strong data will help successfully influence behaviour surrounding CO."

Applications for funding close on 16th October. The Trust is interested in research in a range of areas, including:

  • CO exposure risks to pregnant women and the foetus
  • CO emissions from solid fuels
  • The possible link between CO and neurological conditions
  • CO in the leisure environment

The GST provides grants to a wide range of charities, voluntary groups, associations, gas related businesses, social housing associations, local authorities, statutory organisations, academic bodies, and others.

Applications should be made to Adrian McConnell at GST adrian@gassafetytrust.org 

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