Risk Factors for Carbon monoxide poisoning


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About risk factors: Risk factors for Carbon monoxide poisoning are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Carbon monoxide poisoning makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Carbon monoxide poisoning. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Carbon monoxide poisoning in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Invented kerosene and gas space heaters; leaking chimneys and furnaces; back-drafting from furnaces, gas water, heaters, woodstoves, and fireplaces; gas stoves, automobile exhaust form attached garages, and environmental tobacco smoke.1

Risks factors for Carbon monoxide poisoning: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Carbon monoxide poisoning:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from INDOOR AIR POLLUTION: NWHIC

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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