CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DANGERS IN BOATING

A photo of a fleet of houseboats tied to a dock.

Other Resources

A summary of research and progress on carbon monoxide exposure control solutions on houseboats
J Occup Environ Hyg 2014 Jul; 11(7):D92-D100

An evaluation of conditions that may affect the performance of houseboat exhaust stacks in prevention of carbon monoxide poisonings from generators
J Occup Environ Hyg 2006 Jun; 3(6):308-316

Evaluation of carbon monoxide emissions from engines on recreational boats equipped with prototype catalysts
J Occup Environ Hyg 2006 Feb; 3(2):D4-D7

Carbon monoxide emissions from marine outboard engines
Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Papers No. 2004-32-0011
Washington, DC: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2004 Nov; 1-11

Carbon monoxide and houseboats: an evaluation of a stack exhaust system to reduce poisonings associated with generator exhaust
Prof Saf 2003 Nov; 48(11):47-57

An Evaluation of an Engineering Control to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisonings of Individuals On and Around Houseboats
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 2002 May/Jun; 63(3):361-369

National Case Listing of Carbon Monoxide Poisonings in BoatingCdc-pdfExternal
A list of CO poisonings occurring across the United States.

CDC Enviromental Hazards & Health Effects Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
On this page you can find reports detailing how carbon monoxide can be produced by portable generators, motorboats, fires, and other emissions.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
CDC National Center for Environmental Health’s portal for information on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

Preventing CO Poisoning on Your Boat
CDC National Center for Environmental Health’s website on CO Poisoning on Your Boat.

U.S. Coast Guard Boat Responsibly Carbon MonoxideExternal
U.S. Coast Guard’s website on CO poisoning.

Page last reviewed: June 9, 2016