New Study Finds Hookah Carbon Monoxide Most Hazardous Type of All Existing Carbon Monoxides in the World
A new Study, not yet published in a peer-reviewed journal, reveals that hookah carbon monoxide (CO) is actually the most hazardous type of all existing carbon monoxides in the world. The preliminary results have been released and forwarded to public health decision-making bodies.
The greater toxicity of hookah CO has been tested in a laboratory. Main symptoms are: acute dizziness, collapse, loss of consciousness (of the self, of others and of the hookah itself). Only emergency physicians can assess the neurological and physical state of a hookah-specific CO intoxicated hookah smoker. Carboxyhemoglobin was found to be generally very high: 50%. HOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is always mandatory. Neurological examinations and post-neurological assessments are always very long.
DMRD Division (Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division), located in Newark, Delaware.
Image: Archives of the Observatory. Courtesy of Florence Cestac. Published in Metro (daily newspaper, not transportation), Jan 24, 2008.
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