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Table 1. Loss of Consciousness in Children Riding in the Back of Pick-up Trucks

Age (Yrs.)
Sex
Expos. (Min.)
COHb (%)
Symptoms
5
M
10
19.6
Lethargy
7
F
10
21.1
Lethargy, headache, dizziness, nausea
10
M
45
15.9
Headache, ataxia, combativeness
4
M
60
11.2
-
8
M
60
13.1
Headache
13
M
45
36.8
Nausea, lethargy, headache
16
F
45
25.5
Headache, confusion
15
F
45
27.9
Headache, weakness, ataxia
13
F
45
31.5
Lethargy
5
M
15
22.0
Combativeness
11
F
120
15.9
Nausea
7
F
20
2.5
Nausea, headache
5
M
20
1.6
-
11
F
150
3.0
Lethargy, confusion, combativeness
14
F
150
2.8
Lethargy, combativeness


Hampson, N.B. & D.M. Norkool (1992) Carbon monoxide poisoning in children riding in the back of pickup trucks, JAMA, 267: 538-540.


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