ACUTE AND CHRONIC CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING IN PRIVATE MOTOR-CARS AND LORRIES

The author describes how carbonmonoxide is formed by incomplete burning of carbon or carbon compounds and how easily it penetrates the car when there are leakages in the exhaust or heating system. Carbonmonoxide combines much more easily than oxygen, with hemoglobin which therefore can assimilate an insufficient quantity of oxygen. Chances of carbonmonoxide poisoning are higher with an air-cooled engine than with water-cooled engines. Lorry drivers suffer often from chronic carbonmonoxide poisoning. A number of symptoms of chronic carbonmonoxide poisoning are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verceniging van Artsen Automobilisten

    P.O. Box 64
    Utrecht, ZZ Netherland   

    Vereeniging Van Arsten-Automobilisten

    P.O. Box 64
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Borst, J R
  • Publication Date: 1970-10-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1518-23
  • Serial:
    • Arts en Auto
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue Number: 19
    • Publisher: Nederlandsche Vereniging Van Artsen-Automobilisten

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM