|Document ID (ISN)||57409|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Cobb N., Etzel R.A.
||Unintentional carbon monoxide-related deaths in the United States, 1979 through 1988
||7 Aug. 1991, Vol.266, No.5, p.659-663. Illus. 19 ref.
||A review of data from 56,133 death certificates implicating carbon monoxide as a contributing cause of death showed 11,547 deaths classified as unintentional between 1979 and 1988. The number of unintentional deaths decreased steadily from 1,513 in 1979 to 878 in 1988. Motor vehicle exhaust gas caused 57% of the unintentional deaths, 83% of which were associated with stationary vehicles. It is concluded that the decrease in the rate of unintentional death from carbon monoxide poisoning may be attributable to improvements in automobile pollution control systems and improved safety of cooking and heating appliances. Prevention programmes should target young drivers, males and the elderly.
||poisoning; fatalities; carbon monoxide; USA
||heating equipment; statistics; exhaust gases; road vehicles
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)