CO Epidemiology, Page 6, Dr. D. Penney




Study -
CO poisoning from indoor burning of charcoal briquets, Oct., 1982 - Oct., 1993:

Category
Number
All Patients with unintentional CO poisoning
509
Incidents involving the Indoor Burning of Charcoal
32
Patients from the Indoor Burning of Charcoal
79
Period
October - January


  • CO poisoning commonly occurred during power outages or when electricity was intentionally disconnected.
  • Minority races were disproportionately represented compared with the general population of the region.
  • CO poisoning is a significant hazard when charcoal briquets are burned indoors.

    Reference: Hampson, N.B., C.C. Kramer, R.G. Dunford & D.M. Norkool. (1994) Carbon monoxide poisoning from indoor burning of charcoal briquets. JAMA, 271, 52-53.


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