Use Portable Generators Safely to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

In the wake of a masscarbon monoxide exposure last weekend, Wisconsin Department of Health Services ’ (DHS) public health officials are reminding residents of the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of generators. On August 6, nearly 130 people reported to Madison area hospitals following exposure to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. The Madison Fire Department identified the source of the carbon monoxide as agas-...(see release)
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Source: Clinical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, there is an increase in poisonings by carbon monoxide received in emergency services. In Cuba this type of intoxication is not frequent and there is ignorance for its early diagnosis. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless ga...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To describe the structural sequelae of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on the heart assessed using stress cardiac MRI (CMR). CO poisoning is common. While acute cardiac injury is frequent among survivors, the mid- and long-term effects of CO on t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
We present two patients who developed visual deterioration due to carbon monoxide poisoning. They were treated with hyperbaric oxygen and recovered not only their vision but also they improved neurological signs and symptoms. We believe that implementation...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
SATURDAY, Sept. 12, 2020 -- A portable generator may power up your home after a hurricane or storm knocks out your electricity, but it also poses the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, one expert says. Carbon monoxide is often called the silent...
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Many medications and toxins may induce central nervous system (CNS) depression. Even when the intention is to induce CNS depression, other nervous system adverse effects may occur, such as with anesthetics. Pain medications produce characteristic CNS toxicities. Sedative hypnotics may induce altered mentation among systemic toxicities. Stimulants may mimic coma when discontinued abruptly. Acute and chronic carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to altered mental status and prolonged cognitive difficulties. Some medications and environmental toxins can mimic brain death. High clinical suspicion and early recognition of these ef...
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study estimated the time trend of the consumption of anthracite coal and the number of victi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the most frequent causes of accidental poisoning, mechanistically related to the inhibition of oxygen transport following blockage of the oxygen binding site of hemoglobin. However, it has become evident that CO ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
The U.S. toll from the Category 4 hurricane rose to 16 deaths Saturday, with more than half of those killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Health Alert Network advisory Thursday warning of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, which slammed into the Louisiana coast early Thursday as a powerful Category 4 storm.
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