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Call for Sick Child Develops into Multi-Patient CO Response

These 10 patients were transported to a Specialty Trauma Center in Baltimore that has a hyperbaric chamber on-board the Department's Medical Ambulance Bus.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

Respiratory Problems Strike 30 at North Carolina McDonald s

Brown said police plan to look at toxicology reports of patients who agreed for the hospital to share them with police.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Authorities Seek Cause of Arizona Sweat Lodge Deaths

Authorities haven't determined the cause of the deaths and illnesses; tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative.

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009

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Smoke Signals: Recognition and treatment of combustion-induced cyanide toxicity

Learn how to recognize and treat cyanide poisoning related to the combustion of household items.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009

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EMTs Rescue Five People from High Carbon Monoxide Levels

EMTs Andrew Gabor and Claudia Rugel from Station 32 were called to help a man who fell in an apartment in Brooklyn, but they ended up saving the lives of five people, including an infant.

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2009

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RAE Systems ToxiRAE3 CO Monitor

EMS units have been treating CO poisonings and unknowingly exposing themselves to CO for years. The ToxiRAE3 CO Monitor from RAE Systems is an easy to use, single-gas monitor that can be quickly attached to a first-in bag to monitor the atmosphere.

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Odor Causes Maine Hotel Evacuation

People were evacuated from a Bangor, Maine, motel after an odor was noticed and six people, including four firefighters, were sent to the hospital with respiratory problems.



Posted Thursday, August 6, 2009

Perfume Spray Sickens 34

Fire officials suspected that carbon monoxide or some other toxic fumes had sickened almost 150 people at a Texas bank call center.

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Another Blow to Preparedness

California budget cuts threaten statewide poison control systems. Your local poison center may be next.

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009


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