Methemoglobin and carboxyhemoglobin levels in smokers and non smokers.


The authors examined the blood of 856 subjects (377 smokers and 479 non smokers) in order to evaluate the levels of Methemoglobin (MetHb) in relationship to tobacco smoke. The Methemoglobin, Carboxyhemoglobin, Percent Oxyhemoglobin and Total Hemoglobin were measured using an automated spectrometer (IL 282 CO - Oximeter). The authors found that the levels of… (More)