Accession Number:

ADA210344

Title:

Human Health Studies of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Under Conditions of Military Weapons Systems Crewman Exposures. Protocol 1: Formation of COHb

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1982-Mar 1985

Corporate Author:

HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Report Date:

1988-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The present experiment was performed as a first step to evaluate the accuracy of prediction of carboxyhemoglobin COHb formation due to quasi steady state carbon monoxide CO exposure by use of the Coburn-Forster-Kane equation CFKE and related models. Thirteen healthy young males were exposed to CO in room air for 120 minutes. While they were being exposed to CO, they either rested or performed bicycle exercise at one of two moderate work levels 25 or 40 Watts. Also during exposure to CO, blood samples were drawn every fine min to assess the COHb level. Many of the variables of the CFKE were measured in individual subjects rather than using published norms. Keywords Clinical study Carbon monoxide Carboxyhemoglobin Weapons effects Volunteers Air pollution.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE