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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

CO Concentration of Various Exhaust Gases:

CO Concentration
Gasoline Engine
Older Values
1 - 10%*
Diesel Engine
0.1%, higher under some conditions**
Coke Oven Gas
6 - 9%
Blast Furnace Gas
22 - 30%
Producer Gas
10 - 29%
Water Gas

* Without catalytic converter.

** Under appropriate conditions, diesel engine exhaust can contain CO concentrations as high or higher than that from gasoline engines. Note that diesel engines are not fitted with catalytic converters.

CO in Automobiles

Deaths from CO in Motor Vehicles

also see the data for Forklifts

Last changed 12/16/02

CO Sources

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