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Houseboat-associated carbon monoxide poisonings on Lake Powell - Arizona and Utah, 2000.

Authors
Brown-RL; Radtke-T
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2001 Feb; 285(5):530-532
NIOSHTIC No.
20031748
Abstract
During August 2000 at Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on the Arizona-Utah border, two brothers died of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as they swam near the stern of a houseboat while the onboard gasoline-powered generator was operating. As a result of these deaths, an investigation was initiated by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) with assistance from the U.S. Department of the Interior, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the U.S. Coast Guard. In addition to investigating the deaths of the two brothers, the multiagency team evaluated visitor and worker boat-related CO exposures at Lake Powell. The study identified nine boat-related fatal CO poisonings since 1994 and approximately 100 nonfatal poisonings since 1990. This report describes the preliminary results of an ongoing investigation of watercraft-related CO poisonings on Lake Powell.
Keywords
Health-hazards; Hazards; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Poison-gases; Exposure-levels; Exposure-assessment; Exhaust-gases; Combustion-gases; Combustion-engines
CODEN
JAMAAP
CAS No.
630-08-0
Publication Date
20010207
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
AZ; OH
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