Correspondence

Carbon monoxide poisoning: needless deaths, unnecessary injury

This letter brings together the most up-to-date information on CO poisoning and updates the CMO/CNO letter of November 2008.

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Download letter from the Interim Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Nursing Officer

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It describes the signs and symptoms which should be looked for; explains the investigations which may be necessary to establish whether CO poisoning has occurred; describes how cases should be managed; sets out the main sources of CO in the home and gives sources of further advice and information

Published 11 November 2010