ELEVATED LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE IN THE PATIENT COMPARTMENT OF AMBULANCES

Six hundred and ninety New Jersey ambulances were monitored for carbon monoxide (CO); 27 percent had CO levels of 10 ppm or more greater than ambient air in the breathing zone of the patient. Twenty-nine of these ambulances had levels of at least 35 ppm greater than ambient air. Results indicate that a CO exposure problem exists in ambulances.

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    American Public Health Association

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  • Authors:
    • Iglewicz, R
    • Rosenman, K D
    • Iglewicz, B
    • O'LEARY, K
    • Hockemeier, R
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Accession Number: 00391699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 151
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM