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Carbon Monoxide Epidemic Among Immigrant Populations: King County, Washington, 2006

RK Gulati; T Kwan-Gett; NB Hampson; A Baer; D Shusterman; JR Shandro; JS Duchin
American Journal of Public Health

November 23, 2008

The authors investigated an outbreak of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after a power outage to determine its extent, identify risk factors, and develop prevention measures. Educational campaigns to prevent CO poisoning should consider immigrants’ cultural practices and languages and specifically warn against burning charcoal indoors and incorrect ventilation of gasoline- or propane-powered electric generators.