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Chronic and occult carbon monoxide poisoning: we don’t know what we’re missing
  1. J Wright
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr J Wright, Accident and Emergency Department, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK;


Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless, and ubiquitous in our environment. In large concentrations it is known to be a stealth killer. This article reviews the evidence that carbon monoxide is a public health menace even in much lower concentrations.

  • poisoning
  • carbon monoxide
  • CO, carbon monoxide
  • COHB, carboxyhaemoglobin

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