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Carbon monoxide poisoning in wood pellet storerooms.

07:00 EST 17th February 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of mortality from unintentional poisoning in Slovenia. It has been shown that carbon monoxide levels can rise in wood pellet storerooms because of chemical degradation of pellets, even at room temperature. We present a case of lethal carbon monoxide poisoning with first responder carbon monoxide exposure.

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Name: Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)
ISSN: 1471-8405
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