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Quick question on accidentally inhaling gas from the cooker!

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LDNmummy Tue 13-Sep-11 19:02:50

Very worried as wind blew flame out and cooker continued to slowly release gas while I was unaware.

How dangerous is this?

Should I call the doctor?

Northernlurker Tue 13-Sep-11 19:05:05

Is this a joke?

If not a joke - as long as you've switched off the gas and it isn't pouring in to your house you're fine. It smells foul but you would need a lot to harm you and only when you are harmed would the baby be.

Northernlurker Tue 13-Sep-11 19:05:46

By a lot I mean - enough to render you unconscious or blow you and your house up!

thisisyesterday Tue 13-Sep-11 19:06:58

no am sure it'll be ok.
it's not the same gas anymore as it used to be when people often put their head in the oven to kill themselves!

as long as you open some windows to air the room out i am sure there's no problem

Flisspaps Tue 13-Sep-11 19:07:23

Keep the window open for a bit, stop worrying smile

Paschaelina Tue 13-Sep-11 19:09:37

Relax. Modern gas hobs automatically shut off the gas supply a few seconds after it detects no flame. Unless your cooker is from the 1970s its fine.

LDNmummy Tue 13-Sep-11 19:10:06

Not a joke lurker.

First time mum so don't know about these things. I just reassessed the situation after moment of panic wore off and realised someone must have accidentally not noticed they had left it on as it was on lowest setting.

There was no flame so I assumed gas must have been leaking out.

Thanks for the help, I know it sounds silly, just honestly freaked out there as I don't know that much about Carbon Monoxide poisoning etc..

LDNmummy Tue 13-Sep-11 19:10:54

Thank you everyone, feeling very silly now blush

AlpinePony Tue 13-Sep-11 19:11:32

Don't light your ciggies indoors unless you leave the window open overnight.

HauntedLittleLunatic Tue 13-Sep-11 19:13:48

Only risk is from risk of the gas igniting.

Carbon monoxide is a risk from gas based flames in enclosed spaces where there is not enough air circulation.

Crosshair Tue 13-Sep-11 19:19:09

Open a window smile

Northernlurker Tue 13-Sep-11 21:50:53

Ah I see - first time mum panic. Second and third time mums panic too - but about different stuff grin

Carbon monoxide poisoning is always an emergency but especially when you're pregnant because your baby's blood is even more receptive to carbon monoxide than yours is and the baby will get sicker quicker than you would - so it is something to worry about if occasion arises. However as everybody else has said carbon monoxide is not a worry for you in this case.
Do you have a carbon monoxide detector - might be an idea?

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