Public interest in the health impacts of carbon monoxide (CO) has been increasing rapidly during the past decade. And rightly so: it is the most ubiquitous environmental poison. Car exhaust fumes, furnaces, gas-powered engines, home water heaters, smoke from all types of fire, and tobacco smoke all contribute to carbon monoxide intoxication - the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States. Even when it doesn't cause death, it often produces lasting, deleterious effects on the central nervous system.
From one of the world's top CO experts, Carbon Monoxide Toxicity examines the latest basic science and clinical research from around the world. It addresses the gamut of health-related CO issues, from the history of CO studies to the hidden threat of chronic low-level exposure. The broad themes center on clinical management of various forms of CO poisoning and education of the public on the constant dangers of CO.
Thanks to the success of CO environmental health regulations in the U.S., society is much more aware of the threat of CO poisoning. Increasing numbers of people use CO detectors in public buildings, homes, pleasure boats, and aircraft. Carbon Monoxide Toxicity meets the need for current research on the clinical management of CO poisoning.
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Table of Contents
History of Carbon Monoxide Toxicology. Carbon Monoxide in Breath, Blood, and Other Tissues. Carbon Monoxide Detectors. The Setting of Health-Based Standards for Ambient Carbon Monoxide and Their Impact on Atmospheric Levels. Effect of Carbon Monoxide on Work and Exercise Capacity in Humans. The Interacting Effects of Altitude and Carbon Monoxide. Interactions Between Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Cyanide, Low Oxygen Hypoxia, Carbon Dioxide and Inhaled Irritant Gases. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and its Management in the United States. Death by Suicide Involving Carbon Monoxide Around the World. Carbon Monoxide as and Unrecognized Cause of Neurasthenia. Update on the Clinical Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in France. Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisonings in Poland-Research and Clinical Experience. Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the United Kingdom. Carbon Monoxide Air Pollution and its Health Impact on the Major Cities of China. Use of Scanning Techniques in the Diagnosis of Damage from Carbon Monoxide. Low Level Carbon Monoxide and Human Health. Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Chronic Carbon Monoxide Exposure: The CO Support Study. Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Carbon Monoxide Poisoned Patient. Pediatric Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon Monoxide Production, Transport, and Hazard Building Fires. Approaches to Dealing with Carbon Monoxide in the Living Environment.
David G. Penney