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Document ID (ISN)101712
CIS number 03-794
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pelham T.W., Holt L.E., Moss M.A.
Title Exposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in enclosed ice arenas
Bibliographic information Apr. 2002, Vol.59, No.4, p.224-233. 72 ref.
Abstract This literature review summarizes the latest information on the cardiorespiratory effects of exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in enclosed ice rinks. Sources of CO and NO2 emissions are identified. Current standards for these agents, as well as methods of controlling the emissions, dispersion, and evacuation are presented. Findings indicate that air pollutants such as CO and NO2 which are present in enclosed skating facilities may exacerbate possible pre-existing pathogenic conditions among persons who spend considerable time in these environments. Considering the popularity of ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating, and the hundreds of hours that a sensitive person may spend each year in these environments, it is important to conduct further research in this area. From the findings and conclusions of the research reviewed in this paper, ten recommendations are made.
Descriptors (primary) nitrogen dioxide; carbon monoxide; health hazards; sports facilities; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; literature survey; limitation of exposure; confined spaces; toxic gases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Carbon monoxide
Entertainment services and sports