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Prevention Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Efforts in preventing accidental CO poisoning focus on the use of alarm detection devices, public education, and legislation. Because CO is generated by incomplete combustion, successful environmental and public health efforts aimed at promoting cleaner energy and decreasing air pollution have also decreased the rates of CO poisoning.The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines the maximum occupational acceptable level of CO as an 8-hour time-weighted average of 50 ppm; however, the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends an occupational 8-hour time-weighted average of 35 ppm.53

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