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Carbon monoxide exposure, following the aftermath of Hurricane Ike striking the coast of Texas in 2008, caused 13 deaths and resulted in at least 34 people having to seek medical treatment. About 75 percent of exposures were the result of improper use of gasoline-powered generators used by Ike victims who were left without power following the storm. In this podcast, Scott Damon, a researcher with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, discusses the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure. Created: 8/13/2009 by MMWR. Date Released: 8/13/2009. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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