Carbon Monoxide Headquarters
Chronic CO Poisoning:
Acute CO Poisoning - Exposure to CO that occurs only once and lasts no longer than 24 hrs.
Chronic CO Poisoning -
Exposure to CO that occurs more than once and lasts longer than 24 hrs.
Usually involves lower CO levels / lower COHb saturations (otherwise victims would not survive)
Exposure usually continues for many days, months, years
Boundary limit between acute and chronic exposure indistinct
...... last changed 04/17/02
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