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Main Title Exposure of Humans to Carbon Monoxide Combined with Ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol and the Comparison of Human Performance When Exposed for Varying Periods of Time to Carbon Monoxide.
CORP Author Medical Coll. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dept. of Environmental Medicine.;Coordinating Research Council, Inc., New York.
Year Published 1974
Report Number MCOW-ENVM-CO-74-2; APRAC-CAPM-3-68; CRC-APRAC-CAPM-3-68-6;
Stock Number PB-242 099
Additional Subjects Carbon monoxide ; Ethyl alcohol ; Toxicity ; Dosage ; Exposure ; Air pollution ; Performance(Human) ; Behavior ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Carbonylhemoglobin ; Alcohol ingestion ; Synergism
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NTIS  PB-242 099 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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The effects of CO and ethyl alcohol on behavioral test performance were assessed at 24 hour exposure as compared to a 5-1/2 hour exposure to identical concentrations of CO. A dose level of 1.6ml of 100 proof alcohol/kg body weight and a COHb blood level of approximately 14 percent were chosen. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that a 24-hour exposure to low levels of CO would have deleterious effects on behavior and that alcohol would potentiate such effects. The data obtained from tests of coordination, arithmetic, inspection, manual dexterity, time estimation, and vigilance did not provide evidence to substantiate either of these hypotheses. The only positive result was alcohol adversely affects eye-hand coordination.