Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Admission carboxyhemoglobin: is it a marker for burn patient outcomes? - Puyana S, Ruiz S, Amador F, Hai S, Young E, Lim R, Askari M, McKenney M, Mir H.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide is a gas produced by the combustion of hydrocarbon products that binds to heme molecules, 240 times more than oxygen, producing carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). As a result of its high affinity, there is shift of the oxyhemoglobin diss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Patterns of cardiac dysfunction after carbon monoxide poisoning - Alvarez Villela M, Wever-Pinzon O, Parikh M, Deru K, Muhlestein JB, Anderson JL, Weaver LK.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Blindness and neurological sequelae following carbon monoxide poisoning: effective treatment with hyperbaric oxygen - Cardoso PC, La Fuente A, Subbotina N, Cargnel EG.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

With Hurricane Season Here, Watch Out for One Carbon Monoxide Danger
Title: With Hurricane Season Here, Watch Out for One Carbon Monoxide DangerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

With Hurricane Season Here, Watch Out for One Carbon Monoxide Danger
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trends of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in the Republic of Korea, 1951-2018 - Kim JH, Lim AY, Cheong HK.
This study estimated the time trend of the consumption of anthracite coal and the number of victi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide - beyond toxicity? - Stucki D, Stahl W.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hurricane Laura aftermath: Death toll rises to 16; many from carbon monoxide
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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues health advisory over carbon monoxide poisoning risks in aftermath of Hurricane Laura
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. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed brain injury post carbon monoxide poisoning - Mazo J, Mukhtar E, Mazo Y, Nagaraj A, Mantello MT.
A 66-year-old male was found unresponsive and diagnosed with acute carbon monoxide poisoning, with pathognomonic findings on radiological imaging. During his first day's the patient underwent acute neurological deterioration; however, this was followed 2 w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

National Estimates of hospital emergency department visits due to acute injuries associated with hookah smoking, United States, 2011-2019 - Inyang NA, Chang JT, Wang B.
INTRODUCTION: Hookah (also known as waterpipe) smoking is associated with acute adverse health effects such as vomiting and fainting, symptoms related to carbon monoxide poisoning, and decreased pulmonary function, however, national estimates of hookah-rel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Memory impairment and hippocampal volume after carbon monoxide poisoning - Tamura T, Sugihara G, Takahashi H.
We report longitudinal changes in neuroimaging and neuropsychological measurements in a case of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning showing reversible changes in hippocampal volume, which was closely linked to the degree of memory impairment. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Molecular square dancing in CO-CO collisions
Knowledge of rotational energy transfer (RET) involving carbon monoxide (CO) molecules is crucial for the interpretation of astrophysical data. As of now, our nearly perfect understanding of atom-molecule scattering shows that RET usually occurs by only a simple "bump" between partners. To advance molecular dynamics to the next step in complexity, we studied molecule-molecule scattering in great detail for collision between two CO molecules. Using advanced imaging methods and quasi-classical and fully quantum theory, we found that a synchronous movement can occur during CO-CO collisions, whereby a bump is followe...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sun, Z.-F., van Hemert, M. C., Loreau, J., van der Avoird, A., Suits, A. G., Parker, D. H. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Natural gas flaring poses pregnancy risks
Researchers from theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the University of Southern California have found that a high level of exposure to oil and gas “flaring” events — the burning off of excess natural gas at production sites — is associated with a 50% higher risk for preterm birth, compared with women who aren’t exposed to flaring.The researchers defined a high level of exposure as 10 or more nightly flare events within a distance of 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) of the woman ’s home.“Prior studies suggest living near oil and gas wells adversely affects birth outcomes, but n...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning and its effect on QTc prolongation - Olatunde O, Raj V, Tambe V, Szombathy T.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning has been associated with direct toxicity to the cardiovascular system by causing arrhythmias through prolongation of QTc. It has been reported to have arrhythmogenic potential likely due to its action on the cardiac membranes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Factors that predict delayed neurological sequelae of carbon monoxide poisoning from a 10-year clinico-radiological review - Neo S, Kok SS, Tan K, Kumar S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is carbon monoxide poisoning a risk factor or a bystander of deep venous thrombosis? - Xu Y, Li W.
In a recent issue of Annals, Cho et al investigated the risk of deep venous thrombosis after carbon monoxide poisoning. They found that it was significantly increased by 90 days after carbon monoxide poisoning. The authors used a cohort crossover design in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in households with children, Puerto Rico, 2010 - Chen J, Dignam T, Yip F, Garc ía BR, Blanton C, Brown MJ, Sircar K.
In 2017, Puerto Rico sustained extensive damage from Hurricane Maria, increasing the risk of fires and carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings. Using a population-based, in-person survey of households with children less than 6  years old in Puerto Rico, we collect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning and development of delayed neuropsychiatric syndrome in a 77-year-old woman - El Mahdaoui S, Sten ør C, Weglewski A, Wolfram F, Boesen MS.
This case report describes carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in a woman. CO is a toxic, odourless and colourless gas. Delayed cognitive sequelae have been described in up to 40% of patients with significant CO poisoning. A 77-year-old woman suffered from seve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Diagnostic utility of arterial spin labeling in identifying changes in brain perfusion in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning - Cebeci H, Durmaz MS, Arslan S, Arslan A, Tekin AF, Habibi HA, Koylu R.
OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. The affinity of hemoglobin for CO is significantly higher than that for oxygen, and the formation of carboxy-hemoglobin leads to a decrease in the capacity of blood t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Report Finds Asbestos, Other Risks in Military Family Housing
This report is not a surprise for any service member who has lived in some of the older, on-post housing, either in the U.S. or overseas,” said Aaron Munz, former U.S. Army captain and director of the Veterans Department at The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “Unfortunately, the military continues to expose service members to potentially dangerous conditions by not allocating the required resources to ensure that our personnel and their families are provided with safe housing.” Military Housing Report Stems from Congressional Directive The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Temporal trends and demographic risk factors for hospital admissions due to carbon monoxide poisoning in England - Roca-Barcel ó A, Crabbe H, Ghosh R, Freni-Sterrantino A, Fletcher T, Leonardi G, Hoge C, Hansell AL, Piel FB.
Unintentional non-fire related (UNFR) carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological data on UNFR CO poisoning can help monitor changes in the magnitude of this burden, particularly through comparisons of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning in active or passive shisha smokers - Underner M, Perriot J, Peiffer G, Dewitte JD, Jaafari N.
In France, shisha (narghile) smoking is increasingly popular among adolescents and young adults and is generally thought to be less harmful and addictive than cigarettes. This systematic review of data on carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in active or passive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Water-promoted interfacial pathways in methane oxidation to methanol on a CeO2-Cu2O catalyst
Highly selective oxidation of methane to methanol has long been challenging in catalysis. Here, we reveal key steps for the pro­motion of this reaction by water when tuning the selectivity of a well-defined CeO2/Cu2O/Cu(111) catalyst from carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide to methanol under a reaction environment with methane, oxygen, and water. Ambient-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that water added to methane and oxygen led to surface methoxy groups and accelerated methanol production. These results were consistent with density functional theory calculations and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations, whic...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liu, Z., Huang, E., Orozco, I., Liao, W., Palomino, R. M., Rui, N., Duchon, T., Nemsak, S., Grinter, D. C., Mahapatra, M., Liu, P., Rodriguez, J. A., Senanayake, S. D. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Comparison between carbon monoxide poisoning from hookah smoking versus other sources - Nguyen V, Salama M, Fern ández D, Sperling JD, Regina A, Rivera R, Wang J, Friedman BW, Smith SW.
Introduction: Carbon monoxide exposure is a relatively unknown risk of smoking hookah. Dozens of cases of hookah-associated carbon monoxide toxicity have been described over the past decades, but smoking hookah is generally perceived as safe. Only r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Serum netrin-1 levels at presentation and delayed neurological sequelae in unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning - Kokulu K, Mutlu H, Sert ET.
Objectives: The early identification of patients with a high risk of developing delayed neurological sequelae (DNS) can improve the quality of care in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning cases. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the serum ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analytical Chemistry Strategies For Elementary Students
Analytical chemistry is amongst the fundamental subjects of chemistry that we’ve to teach our students. We will need to equip them together with the most basic ideas to help them learn and apply it correctly. But, the classroom can not teach us every little thing. So, how do we impart crucial fundamental ideas to our students? The first step is usually to bring up the students to recognize that a ph will be defined because the chemical entity getting a single or much more phenyl-sulfonyl (or P-S) groups. They ought to realize that a mixture of your unit components is known as a compound. Since, there are actually lot...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 30, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: testuser Tags: Article Source Type: news

What Types of Memory Impairments are There in Children?
Discussion Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Smoke inhalation injury in a 2-year-old domestic fire victim - Geslain G, Tilea B, Heraut F, Rubinsztajn R.
Smoke inhalation injury is common in victims of domestic fires, among whom children are the most vulnerable. Cyanide poisoning may occur in addition to carbon monoxide poisoning and is challenging to diagnose. In France, the recommended antidotes are hydro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Neurocognitive sequelae after carbon monoxide poisoning and hyperbaric oxygen therapy - Ning K, Zhou YY, Zhang N, Sun XJ, Liu WW, Han CH.
Carbon monoxide (CO) has been the leading cause of poisoning mortality in many countries and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is a widely accepted treatment for CO poisoning. However, some patients with CO poisoning will still develop neurocognitive sequelae regard... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wallerian degeneration of bilateral cerebral peduncles after acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Xu SY, Li CX, Li LY, Song Y, Sui Y.
BACKGROUND: Cases of Wallerian degeneration of bilateral cerebral peduncles after acute carbon monoxide poisoning have not yet been reported. To date, most of the delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide poisoning (DEACMP) lesions captured in mag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

TDZD-8 alleviates delayed neurological sequelae following acute carbon monoxide poisoning involving tau protein phosphorylation - Su C, Zhao N, Zou J, Yan X.
Objective: Acute carbon monoxide (CO)poisoning can cause delayed neurological sequelae (DNS). Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) /Tau protein pathway is reported to play a key role in neurological abnormalities. In the present study, we aime... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning - Weaver LK.
Despite established exposure limits and safety standards as well as the availability of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, each year 50,000 people in the United States visit emergency departments for CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur from brief e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Glasgow Coma Scale is a better delayed neurological sequelae risk factor than neurological examination abnormalities in carbon monoxide poisoning - Xu P, Wang Y, Cao L, Huang W, Zhang J, Gao X, Lin C.
We have read the article by Sari Dogan et al. with great interest recently published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine [ 1 ]. The authors demonstrated that abnormalities in the initial neurological examination (NE) were a significant predic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide detector effectiveness in reducing poisoning, Wisconsin 2014-2016 - Christensen GM, Creswell PD, Theobald J, Meiman JG.
Introduction: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and nonirritating gas. The most common exposures are from gas powered appliances such as furnaces, water heaters, stoves, and vehicles. To prevent poisoning, CO detectors with audible alar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Toxic inhalational injury - Davies V, Turner J, Greenway M.
A middle-aged patient presented with toxic inhalational injury, and was resuscitated prehospitally and treated in the emergency department for smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and cyanide poisoning with the use of antidotes. Due to the CO ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

3D hierarchically porous nanostructured catalyst helps efficiently reduce CO2?
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) KAIST researchers developed a three-dimensional (3D) hierarchically porous nanostructured catalyst with carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) conversion rate up to 3.96 times higher than that of conventional nanoporous gold catalysts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marching for Zane
In February 2014, seven -year-old Zane Gbangbola was fast asleep in bed in his Chertsey home. But then a flash flood brought water from a neighbouring field into the Surrey house. With the water seeped gas that, lighter than air, rose upstairs. Zane died. His father Kye (pictured above with a photo of his son) was also upstairs. He suffered a heart attack and is now confined to a wheelchair. His mother Nicole was downstairs and, because the gas rose, was able to raise the alarm. It was later revealed that the field had previously been used for landfill, where deadly hydrogen cyanide can lurk. Yet an inquest decided that Za...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 12, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Source Type: news

March for Zane: postponed until further notice
In February 2014, seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola was fast asleep in bed in his Chertsey home. But then a flash flood brought water from a neighbouring field into the Surrey house. With the water seeped gas that, lighter than air, rose upstairs. Zane died. His father Kye (pictured above with a photo of his son) was also upstairs. He suffered a heart attack and is now confined to a wheelchair. His mother Nicole was downstairs and, because the gas rose, was able to raise the alarm. In January, Kye Gbangbola addressed UNISON’s Black members’ conference: read our report here. It was later revealed that the field near...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning in children: it should be measured to be improved - Jim énez Fàbrega FX, Martínez Sánchez L, Solà Muñoz S, Martínez Millán D, Ferrés Padró V.
[Abstract unavailable] © 2020 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS on behalf of French Society of Pediatrics. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) in unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 3 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Esbriet ® (pirfenidone) for adults with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD). The designation was granted based on data from a Phase II trial, which studied the efficacy and safety of Esbriet in uILD[1]. The study represented the first randomised controlled trial to exclusively enroll patients with progressive fibrosing uILD.“Today’s milestone for Esbriet builds on our continued commitment to improving the standard of care ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicidal carbon monoxide poisoning by formic and sulfuric acids - Kreutz K, Danielsen T, Quinton RA.
In 1987, a case report was published in the German journal Archiv f ür Kriminologie describing an apparently novel method of suicide in which the decedent produced a lethal amount of carbon monoxide by mixing formic acid and sulfuric acid. This method of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Color, composition, and thermal environment of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth
The outer Solar System object (486958) Arrokoth (provisional designation 2014 MU69) has been largely undisturbed since its formation. We studied its surface composition using data collected by the New Horizons spacecraft. Methanol ice is present along with organic material, which may have formed through irradiation of simple molecules. Water ice was not detected. This composition indicates hydrogenation of carbon monoxide–rich ice and/or energetic processing of methane condensed on water ice grains in the cold, outer edge of the early Solar System. There are only small regional variations in color and spectra across ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Grundy, W. M., Bird, M. K., Britt, D. T., Cook, J. C., Cruikshank, D. P., Howett, C. J. A., Krijt, S., Linscott, I. R., Olkin, C. B., Parker, A. H., Protopapa, S., Ruaud, M., Umurhan, O. M., Young, L. A., Dalle Ore, C. M., Kavelaars, J. J., Keane, J. T., Tags: Online Only, Planetary Science r-articles Source Type: news

Traditional biomass stoves shown to cause lung inflammation
(American Thoracic Society) Traditional stoves that burn biomass materials and are not properly ventilated, which are widely used in developing nations where cooking is done indoors, have been shown to significantly increase indoor levels of harmful PM2.5 (miniscule atmospheric particulates) and carbon monoxide (CO) and to stimulate biological processes that cause lung inflammation and may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An unusual case of carbon monoxide poisoning from formic and sulfuric acid mixture - Ershad M, Melisiotis A, Gaskill Z, Kelly M, Hamilton R.
Formic acid, when combined with sulfuric acid, gets dehydrated to form carbon monoxide (CO). A 27-year-old female was found unconscious inside a car, next to a container with a mixture of sulfuric acid and formic acid. Concentrations of up to 400 parts per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide and cyanide intoxication: an association to remember - Mar çal AL, Coelho D, Araújo R.
We present the case of a man, victim of a house fire, who was initially diagnosed as having carbon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning, active and reserve component service members and non-service member beneficiaries of the Military Health System, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2009-June 2019 - Williams VF, Fedgo A, Stahlman S.
Morbidity and mortality from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are important public health problems, but their full impact is difficult to estimate. The current analysis used the 2018 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist criteria and International ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning - Kinoshita H, T ürkan H, Vucinić S, Naqvi S, Bedair R, Rezaee R, Tsatsakis A.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in many countries, including Japan. Annually, CO poisoning claims about 2000-5000 lives in Japan, which is over half of the total number of poisoning deaths. This paper discusses the physicochem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news