CO Epidemiology, Page 2, Dr. D. Penney




Study -
Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Colorado, 1986 through 1991:

Category
Number
All Cases
981
Deaths
174
Fire-related CO Intoxication Deaths
36.2%
Motor Vehicle Exhaust-related Deaths
34.5%
Furnace-related Deaths
10.3%
Furnace, Non-fatal
44.3%
Vehicle Exhaust, Non-fatal
22.8%


  • The importance of furnaces and other home heating devices in carbon monoxide intoxication may be under-appreciated if only mortality data are examined.
  • Laboratories required to report COHb levels greater than 12%.
  • Division of Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology, Colorado Department of Health, Denver.

    Reference: Cook, M., P.A. Simon & R.E. Hoffman (1995) Unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in Colorado, 1986 through 1991. Am. J. Public Health, 85, 988-990.


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