INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISMS OF OXYGEN DELIVERY TO THE TISSUES IN INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC LOW-GRADE CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE

The study evaluated two parameters related to blood oxygen delivery in employees of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority chronically exposed to automobile exhaust: red blood cell methemoglobin levels, and red blood cell 2,3-diphosphoglyceric acid levels. A slight but statistically significant elevation in methmoglobin levels was noted. In addition, a trend towards increases in red cell 2,3-diposphoglyceric acid concentrations was discernible. Cigarette smoking appears to contribute to both of these findings. No evidence of an elevation in hematocrit levels was observed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York University, New York

    School of Medicine
    New York, NY  United States  10016

    Coordinating Research Council, Incorporated

    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10020
  • Authors:
    • Goldstein, B D
    • Goldring, R M
    • Amorosi, E L
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRC-APRAC-CAPM-8-684Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM