Carboxyhemoglobin levels in fire fighters

  title={Carboxyhemoglobin levels in fire fighters},
  author={Jacob Loke and Wayne C. Farmer and Richard A. Matthay and James A. Virgulto and Arend Bouhuys},
The occupational effect of carbon monoxide on blood carboxyhemoglobin levels (COHb) from smoke inhalation was studied in 51 fire fighters. Nonsmoking fire fighters had a baseline mean blood COHb saturation higher (P<.005) than non-smoking controls, while there was no difference in the blood COHb between smoking fire fighters and smoking control subjects… CONTINUE READING