Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 5 OF 5
|Main Title||Study of the Effects of Low Levels of Carbon Monoxide Upon Humans Performing Driving Tasks.|
|Author||McFarland, Ross A. ; Forbes, William H. ; Stoudt, Howard W. ; Dougherty, John D. ; Crowley., Thomas J. ;|
|CORP Author||Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass. Guggenheim Center for Aerospace Health and Safety.|
|Report Number||APRAC-CAPM-9-69; CRC-APRAC-CAPM-9-69-2;|
|Stock Number||PB-233 894|
|Additional Subjects||Carbon monoxide poisoning ; Motor vehicle operators ; Performance(Human) ; Traffic safety ; Space perception ; Visual perception ; Evaluation ; Psychomotor tests ; London(England) ; Boston(Massachusetts) ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Carbonylhemoglobin|
The research was to determine the effects of low levels of carbon monoxide on human performance in driving-related laboratory tasks and in over-the-road vehcicle driving. Twenty-seven subjects ranging in age from 20 to 50 years participated in these experiments under conditions of 17% COHb, 11% COHb, and 'Control,' or no-administered CO. The laboratory tests measured: complex psychomotor reactions involving simultaneous performance of a primary and secondary task, dark adaptation and glare recovery, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The driving task was designed to evaluate driver visual information needs and the steering wheel movements required to keep a vehicle properly positioned within the driving lane at different speeds.