Carbon monoxide releases and poisonings attributed to underground utility cable fires--New York, January 2000-June 2004.

  • Published 2004 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


Carbon monoxide (CO) is a potentially deadly gas that is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and nonirritating. Each year, CO poisoning causes approximately 500 unintentional deaths in the United States. CO is generated during the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels such as oil, natural gas, kerosene, coal, charcoal, gasoline, and wood. Common sources… (More)


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