Carbon Monoxide Exposures -- United States, 2000--2009

Bronstein, Alvin; Clower, Jacquelyn H.; Iqbal, Shahed; Yip, Fuyuen Y.; Martin, Colleen A.; Chang, Arthur; Wolkin, Amy F.; Bell, Jeneita
August 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/5/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 30, p1014
The article focuses on reported unintentional, non-fire-related carbon monoxide (CO) exposures using data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) of the U.S. during 2000 to 2009. A total of 30,798 cases of CO exposures were managed at the site of exposure with instructions provided by the poison center by telephone. The data have revealed that most often CO exposures involved females and have occurred at home. The symptoms reported for CO exposures include headache, nausea and dizziness.


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