When I started graduate school in biology at the University of Oregon, cell "membrane" research was a thriving business, almost as lucrative as genetics. Years earlier, I had been intrigued by Linus Pauling's suggestion that anesthetics might act by "structuring" the water in nerve cells, and in trying to understand the physiology of hearing, I had concluded that the "unit discharge" (all-or nothing) idea of nervous transmission left almost everything unexplained.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of gas, coal, or other fuels. Inhalation of carbon monoxide for only a few minutes will cause symptoms that may make you think you have the flu; breathing it for less than half an hour can kill you. And it doesn't take a lot -- an air concentration of even 0.05% can be fatal.
Your room-by-room guide to reducing accidents--and worry
My home is a source of comfort. Plane crashes, shark attacks, getting struck by lightning--these are the things that terrify me. So I was surprised to discover that I'm actually in greater danger in my one-bedroom, one-bath cocoon. According to the Home Safety Council, home accidents cause 20,000 deaths in the United States annually. Compare that with 742 from planes, 0.5 from sharks, and 70 from lightning.
by Prof. Dr. Med. K.K. Jain, FRCS(C), FRACS, FICS
Neurosurgeon, Rehabilitation Clinic
Consultant in Hyperbaric Medicine
Publisher Warren H. Green, Inc.
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Dr. Jain has made a major contribution to the study of carbon monoxide poisoning in this new book which presents his findings and conclusions, many of which are available here for the first time.
Detailed descriptions and results of relevant experiments help to document the in-depth research of this distinguished Swiss scientist.
Reports on the air quality index (AQI) given by the news media in the U.S. Measurement of ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide at various...