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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tracking Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The Tracking Network uses hospital and emergency department databases and death certificate data to get state and local data about carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings. State-to-state comparisons about CO poisonings must be made carefully because data collection and reporting methods vary by state.

Tracking carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in a standard way over time can help us

  • better understand the health consequences of CO poisoning across the United States,
  • learn about the effects of long-term exposures to low levels of CO,
  • monitor trends,
  • identify high risk groups, and
  • determine the impact of public health policy aimed at preventing CO poisoning.
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