Carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators

During August-September 2004, four major hurricanes hit Florida, resulting in widespread power outages affecting several million households. Soon after, public health surveillance identified an increase in cases of carbon monoxide poisoning. I joined a group of clinicians, toxicologists and epidemiologists from the Florida Department of Health and CDC to investigate the cause of the poisonings and identify ways to prevent it from happening in the future.

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