This is a new book (See Flyer), covering areas of this expansive field not covered in the first book, CARBON MONOXIDE, edited by David G. Penney, Ph.D., and published by CRC Press in 1996. Over twenty world authorities in diverse subfields of carbon monoxide toxicology have contributed to the book.
CARBON MONOXIDE TOXICITY does not duplicate subject areas covered in Carbon Monoxide, 1996. Its scope is broad, encompassing a wide sweep of topics from, for example, the history of CO research, to CO detector technology, to clinical management of CO poisoning around the world, to our emerging understanding of the largely hidden threat of chronic low level CO exposure to individuals as well as populations. While many chapters present new basic science information, the major thrust of the book is directed toward the clinical (medical, psychiatric, neuropsychiatric) management of various forms of CO poisoning. A major goal has been to provide physicians with a better understanding of the toxic condition and the tools available to successfully manage their patients.
Interest in the impact of CO on health has been increasing rapidly during the past decade. This is exemplified by the increased use of CO detectors in public buildings, homes, pleasure boats and aircraft, and the public and the medical community's need to obtain quality information about the risks of CO and the means to successfully manage victims of CO poisoning. It is clear that this trend will continue into the forseeable future. My "Expert" website, Carbon Monoxide Headquarters, which is said by many to be the best source of information on CO in cyberspace, is now receiving well over 300 visits per day from members of the public, medical practitioners, and other professionals from around the world.
Some outstanding and unique features of CARBON MONOXIDE TOXICITY are:
A look at the setting of health regulations regarding CO in our environment and their remarkable success over the past several decades in the USA.
Comparative presentations of the approaches to managing CO poisoning around the world.
Enhancement of our understanding of the threat of chronic low level CO exposure to health in developed and developing countries.
Presentation of both high tech scanning approaches and neuropsychological tools in the diagnosis of damage from CO poisoning.
Presentation of new data leading to the understanding of CO in suicide and motor vehicle accidents around the world and recent attempts to curtail them.
A look at the role of CO and other associated gases in morbidity and mortality in fire situations.
Available from the author (P.O. Box 580, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0580), publisher, and other sources.
CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL ph. (800) 272-7737, Ext. 3000
Cat. #2065, ISBN #0-8493-2065-8
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