|Document ID (ISN)||64569|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Sulotto F., Romano C., Insana A., Carrubba Cacciola M., Cerutti A.
||Normal blood carboxyhaemoglobin and methaemoglobin levels in a sample of military conscripts
||Valori normali di carbossiemoglobinemia e di metaemoglobinemia in un campione di militari di leva [in Italian]|
||July-Aug. 1994, Vol.85, No.4, p.289-298. Illus. 21 ref.
||Carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) and methaemoglobin (MetaHb) values in blood were measured in a population of 296 asymptomatic military conscripts who were not under medical treatment and had no occupational exposure. The mean COHb value was 3.25 (SD=1.45%) in smokers and 1.34 (SD=0.8) in non-smokers, with a wide variability in both subgroups, particularly among smokers. The COHb levels in moderate smokers were lower than in heavy smokers, but smoking just before the blood test greatly increased the COHb levels. Non-smoking country dwellers had lower COHb levels than non-smoking city dwellers, but the COHb levels of smokers were independent of residence and were only smoking-related. The sample MetaHb level was 0.81 (SD=0.37) and was influenced by country living and smoking. Levels were lowest in non-smoking country dwellers (0.66, SD=0.38%) and increased with moderate smoking (0.71, SD=0.40%). Heavy smoker levels were independent of residence. Smoking just before the blood test had no effect on the value.
||carbon monoxide; carboxyhaemoglobin; methaemoglobinaemia; normal values; determination in blood; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)