Accidental Poisonings Involving Carbon Monoxide, Heating Systems, and Confined Spaces

    Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Thompson, BC
    Manager, Smith Kline—Bioscience, King of Prussia, PA

    Levine, B
    Toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, and chief accident investigator, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Masemore, W
    Toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, and chief accident investigator, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Caplan, YH
    Toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, and chief accident investigator, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    (Received 9 February 1985; accepted 2 April 1985)

    Abstract

    Eleven incidents of carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication resulting in sixteen fatalities are reported. All of the cases involved heating systems as either the source or the means of distributing the CO. Blood samples were analyzed for ethanol and CO. Elevated blood CO saturations were found in 14 of the 16 victims while none of the victims had a blood ethanol concentration greater than 0.10% (w/v).


    Paper ID: JFS11865J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11865J

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    Title Accidental Poisonings Involving Carbon Monoxide, Heating Systems, and Confined Spaces
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30