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Chronic CO Poisoning:




Characteristics:

  • Often goes long undetected

  • Masquerades as flu, fatigue, etc.

  • Often many people "sick" simultaneously

  • May go away upon leaving poisoning site (to work, on vacation, etc.)

  • Nearly always misdiagnosed by physicians

  • May involve pets "sick", dead at same time

  • Rarely involves sinus congestion, cough (when present, it may be due to other compounds {eg. NOx, SO2} in exhaust gases)




  • ...... last changed 04/27/04



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