Dying to Play Video Games: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Electrical Generators Used After Hurricane Ike

  title={Dying to Play Video Games: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Electrical Generators Used After Hurricane Ike},
  author={Caroline Fife and Latisha A. Smith and Erik Alberto Maus and James J. McCarthy and Michelle Koehler and Trina Hawkins and Neil B. Hampson},
  pages={e1035 - e1038}
BACKGROUND. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is common after major storms because of loss of electrical power and use of alternate fuel sources for heat and electricity. In past epidemics of hurricane-related CO poisoning, the source has typically been gasoline-powered electrical generators. Although it is typically believed that generators were used to power air conditioning and refrigeration, this report demonstrates an unsuspected reason for their use. PATIENTS AND METHODS. After Hurricane Ike… 

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