By David G. Penney

ISBN-10: 0849384176

ISBN-13: 9780849384172

ISBN-10: 0849384184

ISBN-13: 9780849384189

Whereas an ever-present and wide-spread toxin, carbon monoxide (CO) is still the number 1 poison in our environment.  This silent killer is chargeable for over 2,000 deaths a 12 months within the usa by myself. the general public and healthcare groups want caliber information regarding the numerous dangers provided by way of carbon monoxide exposure.  Edited by way of a number one professional within the box, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning delineates the winning potential to avoid, establish, and deal with the consequences of CO poisoning. This quantity explores new info on CO toxicity, together with rehabilitation, the dissemination of data to the general public, litigation regarding CO poisoning, fiscal loss evaluation, and firefighting. a sequence of chapters aspect the chance of CO poisoning from kitchen levels, leisure autos, and gear boats. specialist participants survey diagnostic systems and units, incorporating advances in mind SPECT imaging and non-invasive pulse-oximetry. The e-book contains chapters that particularly addressthe execs and cons of hyperbaric oxygen remedy and carefully assessment the physiological results of acute and long-term publicity to CO, in addition to the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae. no matter if you're a doctor who treats CO poisoning, a attorney curious about litigation for dying or estate because of CO poisoning, or an engineer constructing a well-insulated constitution with enough air flow; you'll face the demanding situations raised through CO toxicology. providing the single complete reference at the topic, this multi-faceted advisor takes an leading edge examine how we will be able to establish, deal with, and forestall destructive publicity to carbon monoxide.

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5 Microenvironmental Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Residential Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nonfatal Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fatal Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Occupational Exposures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shopping Center Exposures . . . . . . . .

Coal, gasoline, kerosene, natural gas, oil, propane, and wood) around the globe. As a result, CO is ubiquitous in the atmosphere. However, without sophisticated instruments, a person is unable to detect CO, because the gas is not irritating and has no color, odor, or taste. Moreover, the gas is a potential health hazard, because exposure to CO can starve critical body organs, especially the brain and heart, of oxygen. Once inside the lungs, CO molecules pass easily into the bloodstream and compete with oxygen for hemoglobin (Hb) in the red blood cells.

5 Microenvironmental Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Residential Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nonfatal Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fatal Exposures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Occupational Exposures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shopping Center Exposures . . .

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