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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

1st Edition

Edited by David G. Penney

CRC Press

808 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 139 B/W Illus.

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While an ever-present and familiar toxin, carbon monoxide (CO) remains the number one poison in our environment.  This silent killer is responsible for over 2,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. The public and healthcare communities need quality information about the many risks presented by carbon monoxide exposure.  Edited by a leading expert in the field, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning delineates the successful means to prevent, identify, and manage the effects of CO poisoning.

This volume explores new information on CO toxicity, including rehabilitation, the dissemination of information to the public, litigation involving CO poisoning, economic loss assessment, and firefighting. A series of chapters detail the risk of CO poisoning from kitchen ranges, recreational vehicles, and power boats. Expert contributors survey diagnostic procedures and devices, incorporating advances in brain SPECT imaging and non-invasive pulse-oximetry. The book includes chapters that specifically address the pros and cons of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and thoroughly review the physiological effects of acute and long term exposure to CO, as well as the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae.

Whether you are a healthcare professional who treats CO poisoning, a lawyer involved in litigation for loss of life or property due to CO poisoning, or an engineer developing a well-insulated structure with sufficient ventilation; you will face the challenges raised by CO toxicology. Offering the only comprehensive reference on the subject, this multi-faceted guide takes an innovative look at how we can identify, treat, and prevent harmful exposure to carbon monoxide.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview of the Field

 D. G. Penney  

Exposure to Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide    

P. G. Flachsbart     


Carbon Monoxide Build-Up in Houses and Small Volume


R.E. Engberg      


Formation and Movement of Carbon Monoxide into Mobile

Homes, Trailers, and Other Enclosures

R. E. Schreter

Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Gas Ranges And The

Development of a Field Protocol for Measuring Co Emissions

 R. J. Karg

Investigating Carbon Monoxide-Related Accidents Involving

Gas-Burning Appliances

 M. Hanzlick      


Carbon Monoxide Dangers in the Marine Environment 

J. McCammon


Application of warnings and Labels for Carbon Monoxide


G. Hutter         

Public Health Surveillance for Carbon Monoxide In The United

States: A Review of National Data      

M. E. King and J. A. Mott

Carbon Monoxide Sensors and Systems    

K. Galatsis and W. B. Wlodarski


Marketing of Carbon Monoxide Information and Alarms In

Europe and Beyond: Use of the World Wide Web in Saving Lives

R. Aiers

Investigating Carbon Monoxide Poisonings    

T. M. Dydek

Carbon Monoxide Detectors as Preventive Medicine   

J.s W. Rhee and J. B. Leikin

Misconceptions about Carbon Monoxide

D.G. Penney      


A Survey Study of Public Perceptions about Carbon Monoxide

D. G. Penney

The Case for the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In Carbon

Monoxide Poisoning

C. Tomaszewski        


Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

Useful Therapy or Unfulfilled Promise?

C. D. Scheinkestel and I. L. Millar   

A Challenge to The Healthcare Community: The Misdiagnosis Of

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

D.G. Penney        

Neuroimaging after Carbon Monoxide Exposure

G. Heuser 


Recent Advances in Brain Spect Imaging after Carbon

Monoxide Poisoning

S. G. Hipskind           


Neurocognitive and Affective Sequelae of Carbon Monoxide


R. O. Hopkins

Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Sequelae of Chronic

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Retrospective Study and Case


D. A. Helffenstein              

Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Case Series

D. G. Penney 

Functional and Developmental Effects of Carbon Monoxide

Toxicity in Children        

C. L. Armstrong and J. L. Cunningham

Issues in Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning For Patients With

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

J.M. Gracey      

Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning With Yoked

Prism Lenses

J. F. Georgis


Firefighters and Carbon Monoxide   

K.J. Reilly Jr., F. Ricci, and D. Cone

The Purpose and the Process of Litigation In A Carbon

Monoxide Poisoning Case

S.P. Willison            

Offering Expert Opinions in A Carbon Monoxide Case

S. P. Willison

Injury Caused By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Defining

Monetary Damages

S. Collard     

My Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Victim’s Story

J. A. Cramer


Noninvasive Measurement of Blood Carboxyhemoglobin With

Pulse Co-Oximetry

N. B. Hampson   


Chronic Carbon Monoxide Exposure: How much do we know

About It?—An Update

A.W.M. Hay    


Essential Reference Tables, Graphs, and Other Data  

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Toxicology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General