Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Carbon Monoxide.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB MCCLELLAN AFB CALIF
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Carbon monoxide was recently the subject of a laboratory seminar, and the information is presented here for the convenience of the field bioenvironmental engineer. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas generally produced by incomplete oxidation of organic or carbonaceous material. It is the most widely encountered toxic gas. Frequently it is accompanied by the odor of other organic by-products of combustion such as aldehydes and hydrocarbons. The three main sources of this gas are smoking, internal combustion engines and heating equipment. The toxicity of CO, methods of CO detection, subclinical CO effects, sources of CO and exposure control measures are discussed.
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