Toxicological Evaluation of Carbon Monoxide in Humans and Other Mammalian Species
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The work reviewed is an effort toward defining safe levels for carbon monoxide. In general, carbon monoxide was evaluated from three different approaches, and a relative paucity of detrimental effects were found under low level exposure conditions, both acute and chronic. Exposure to relatively high levels of CO 460 and 575 mgcu m for 168 days had no apparent effect on animal survivability, growth rates or clinical chemistry and failed to produce pathologic changes in the CNS.
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