CO Epidemiology, Page 5, Dr. D. Penney




Study -
Incidence and causes of CO intoxication in a French Province:

Category
Number
All Cases
735
Events
291
Deaths
36
Incidence
17.5 per 100,000
Causes
Number
Fires
36 events
Automobile Exhaust
12 events
Of Remaining 196
%
Water Heaters
57%
Boilers
20.5%
Coal Stove
9%
Brazier
4%
Cooker
2%
Heating Device
1.5%


  • The main mechanisms of intoxication were a defective device, poor ventilation, or poor evacuation of combustion gases.
  • Survey conducted in the department of the Hauts-de-Seine.
  • From: Service de Reanimation Medicale, Hopital Raymond Poincare, Garches, France.

    Reference: Gajdos et al.. (1991) Incidence and causes of carbon monoxide intoxication: Results of an epidemiologic survey in a French Department. Arch. Envir. Health, 46, 373-376.


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