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Chronic CO Poisoning:

Clues to Discovery:

  • Lethargy, headache, etc. of long duration

  • Long-standing "illness" intractable to medical solutions

  • Multiple cases of similar illness at one location

  • "Illness" that may suddenly improve when leaving site

  • "Illness" that improves when combustion device(s) is turned off or taken away

  • Morbidity / mortality of pets

  • CO alarm sounding, once or repeatedly

  • Presence of malfunctioning furnace, water heater, etc.

  • Measurement of CO by fireman, service personnel, etc. at the presumed site of poisoning.

    ...... last changed 03/20/02

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