Carbon Monoxide Headquarters
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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