CO Epidemiology, Page 3, Dr. D. Penney




Study -
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning during Ice Storms:

City
Number
City
Number
Rochester, NY
55
Nashville, TN
13
Source
Number
City
Gasoline Generators
40
Mostly in Rochester
...
Propane or Kerosene Heaters
9
...
...
Charcoal Grills
8
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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