CO Epidemiology, Page 3, Dr. D. Penney
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning during Ice Storms:
Mostly in Rochester
Propane or Kerosene Heaters
Mostly in Nashville
Six patients did not speak English fluently.
Ice storms represent a significant threat to populations affected by prolonged power outages.
Retrospective case study conducted at two university hospital emergency departments; March, 1991 (Rochester) & February, 1994 (Nashville).
Reference: Wrenn, K. & G.P. Conners. (1997) Carbon monoxide poisoning during ice storms: a tale of two cities. J. Emerg. Med., 15, 465-467.
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