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Carbon Monoxide Toxicity:





COHb Concentration Relative to Cigarette Consumption

Cigarettes/Day
Smokers - COHb
Non-Smokers - COHb
Studies
3-4
3.6
2.5
Pankow et al., 1976
>5
4.1
1.6
Effenberger et al., 1957
5-10
5.1
2.5
Pankow et al., 1976
11-20
6.6
2.5
Pankow et al., 1976
11-20
6.1
1.3
Castledon & Cole, 1975
>20
6.7
1.3
Castledon & Cole, 1975
>20
7.3
2.5
Pankow et al., 1976
>20
5.0
0.9
Butt et al., 1974
10-40
5.9
1.3
Goldsmith, 1974
>40
6.9
1.3
Goldsmith, 1974
30-80
11.6
0.6
Smith & Landau, 1978
Mean
.
1.66
.

From: Jain, K.K. (1990) Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Warren H. Green, Inc., St. Louis, MO



...... last changed 04/12/02


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