Epidemic of accidental carbon monoxide poisonings caused by snow- obstructed exhaust systems

R. Rao, M. Touger, P. Gennis, J. Tyrrell, J. Roche, E. John Gallagher

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Abstract

We report a case series of accidental carbon monoxide poisonings caused by snow-obstructed automobile exhaust systems. Accumulation of more than 24 inches of snow contributed to the poisoning of 25 patients who were subsequently treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Two illustrative cases are presented in greater detail, illustrating a life-threatening hazard associated with heavy snow accumulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-292
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume29
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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Epidemic of accidental carbon monoxide poisonings caused by snow- obstructed exhaust systems. / Rao, R.; Touger, M.; Gennis, P.; Tyrrell, J.; Roche, J.; Gallagher, E. John.

In: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 2, 1997, p. 290-292.

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Rao, R, Touger, M, Gennis, P, Tyrrell, J, Roche, J & Gallagher, EJ 1997, 'Epidemic of accidental carbon monoxide poisonings caused by snow- obstructed exhaust systems', Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 290-292.
Rao, R. ; Touger, M. ; Gennis, P. ; Tyrrell, J. ; Roche, J. ; Gallagher, E. John. / Epidemic of accidental carbon monoxide poisonings caused by snow- obstructed exhaust systems. In: Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1997 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 290-292.
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