The role of catalytic converters in automobile carbon monoxide poisoning: a case report.

@article{Vossberg1999TheRO,
  title={The role of catalytic converters in automobile carbon monoxide poisoning: a case report.},
  author={B Vossberg and Jordan Skolnick},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={
          580-1
        }
}
Inhaling motor vehicle exhaust fumes is a common method used by people attempting to commit suicide; however, the decreased carbon monoxide concentrations found in the exhaust of late-model automobiles equipped with catalytic converters are changing the clinical presentation of exhaust inhalation. 

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