Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Removal from the Body:



Nomogram for calculating carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) concentration at the time of exposure from values obtained a few hours afterward when the subject has been breathing ambient air during the entire period. The left-hand time scale assumes a half-life of 3 hours; the right-hand time scale assumes a half-life of 4 hours, which is closer to the correct value.

From: Nelson, G.L. Effects of carbon monoxide in man: Low levels of carbon monoxide and their effects. In: Carbon Monoxide and Human Lethality: Fire and Non-Fire Studies, Hirschler, M.M., Debanne, S.M., Larsen, J.B., and Nelson, G.L., eds., Elsevier Appl. Sci., pgs. 61-109, 1993



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